Brakes & Brake Repair

You get used to your brakes. How they sound, how the pedal feels – and how quickly they stop your vehicle. Then one day, your brakes just aren’t the same. Your brakes sound funny. Your pedal feels funny – and you need to press it farther. Worst of all, it takes longer and longer to come to a stop.

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Experience Peace of Mind with Auto 8's Safe Stop Brake Service

We created Auto 8 Safe Stop brake service for you. We hate surprises (at least behind the wheel) as much as you do. But we know change is inevitable. Brake pads and rotors wear out from the immense friction and heat they encounter. Air gets into brake lines. And your brake system has dozens of other components that can wear out at any time. It takes Auto 8 expertise to bring your braking confidence back.

When you come in for any brake problem, our Auto 8 Service Experts conduct a 55-point inspection of your brakes. Then we take the time to thoroughly explain your vehicle’s condition and tell you which problems are urgent (and which can wait). We discuss the best options for your budget and provide a written estimate before making any repairs.

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How can I tell when I need new brakes?

You may need new brake pads, rotors, or new brake fluid when you notice any new sound or diminished pedal response when you brake. Worn brake pads can squeak and the situation will worsen until you hear the grinding sound of unprotected rotors. Worn pads and low brake fluid pressure can each cause a nerve-wracking delay in pedal response. Warped rotors cause vibrations when braking (not to be confused with the expected pulsing sensation of your ABS kicking in).

Failing Breaks

What are the signs and symptoms of failing brakes?

Here are some common signs of failing brakes:

What does brake service include?

Common brake services include:
What’s included in a brake job depends on where each part is in its lifecycle. For example, you may or may not need new rotors with your replacement brake pads. But some brake services need to be duplicated on both wheels of the same axle. Multiple systems in your vehicle are designed for the parts on both sides of your vehicle to be in matching condition.

A brake inspection should include a check of all brake parts and connectors, dashboard lights, external brake lights, brake fluid condition, and hydraulic pressure through the brake lines.

Types Of Breaks

Types of Brake Service at Auto 8

Here are some common signs of failing brakes:

Whether you suspect a brake problem (thanks to your brake light, brake pedal, or a suspicious leak), or you’ve just hit your vehicle’s recommended service interval, start by requesting a brake service appointment.


We recommend having your brakes inspected at least once a year. If you notice any unusual noises, vibrations, or changes in braking performance, bring your vehicle to Auto 8 for a thorough inspection.
Look out for signs such as squeaking or grinding noises, a soft or spongy brake pedal, vibrations while braking, or longer stopping distances. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to have your brakes checked promptly.
The duration of a brake repair can vary depending on the extent of the issue. Simple brake pad replacements can often be done within an hour or two, while more complex repairs might take longer. Our experienced technicians at Auto 8 will provide you with an estimated time frame based on your specific situation.
It’s not recommended to drive with severely worn brake pads, as they can compromise your vehicle’s safety. Worn brake pads can lead to reduced braking efficiency and increased stopping distances, posing a risk to you and others on the road. Visit Auto 8 as soon as possible for a brake inspection if you suspect your brake pads are worn.
Brake pad and rotor replacement intervals vary depending on driving habits, road conditions, and the type of brake components used. Generally, brake pads are replaced every 30,000 to 70,000 miles, while rotors may need replacement every 50,000 to 70,000 miles. Our skilled technicians can assess the condition of your brakes and provide personalized recommendations for replacement based on your vehicle’s needs.


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