Central Missouri’s car dealership of choice for 80+ years also offers high quality, low cost auto and brake repair services
Newton’s First Law of Motion states that objects in motion tend to stay in motion unless an external force is applied to it. When you’re cruising down Missouri’s I-70 or highway 65 through Sedalia, the external force that allows your vehicle to come to stop is the brake system. It’s easy to take for granted that your car, truck or SUV will slow down whenever you put your foot down on that left pedal, but just like other car parts your brake pads will eventually wear down and need to be replaced.
Does your car screech and squeal every time you tap the brakes? Do you practically need a runway to come to a complete stop? If you can relate to one of these issues, then you are past due for a brake inspection. Bring your car down to the ASE-certified auto technicians at 2901 South Limit Ave. (US 65) in Sedalia.
The brake specialists at Bryant Motors know all vehicle makes and models like the back of their hand and will meticulously inspect every component of your brake system – brake pads, timing belt, disc brakes, brakes and rotors, drum brakes, brake fluid flush, brake calipers and more.
Call (800) 886-2701, contact us or stop by today!
Brake Repair Warning Signs and Sounds
Thankfully, brakes rarely give out all out once without warning. There are usually a number of indicators that can tell you when you’re due to get your brakes inspected. Here are some signs to watch for to know when you need brake repair:
- Your brake dashboard light comes on
- You hear a high-pitched screeching, squealing or grinding noise whenever you press the brakes
- The brake pedal feels soft or sticks when you press it down
- There is less than ¼ inch of brake pad left
- Your car “pulls” to one side when braking
- The brake pedal vibrates or pulsates compressed
- The pedal nearly touches the floor before braking
- You must apply excessive pressure to the pedal before the brakes engage
If you suspect that something is not right with your vehicle’s braking system, take it to an auto mechanic as soon as possible for a brake inspection.
How Brake Systems Work – The Science Behind Stopping
It is common knowledge that pushing the brake pedal slows a car down. However, how is it that the force of your leg is able to bring a 2 ton vehicle in motion to a halt? Your car does this by multiplying the force of your leg pressure via mechanical advantage (leverage) and hydraulic force multiplication.
Most cars have two or three types of brakes – disc brakes, drum brakes and a handbrake. Whenever you push down the brake pedal or pull the handbrake, that forces a piston down into a thin cylinder filled with fluid and squeezes the fluid out the other end. The brake fluid then flows into another wider cylinder, pushing the piston in the wide cylinder with much greater force. This piston presses the brake pads down onto the disk or drum which generates enough heat and friction to stop the momentum of the rotating wheel.
Meet the Bryant Motor’s Service Team
When you bring your car, truck or SUV to the Bryant Motors service department, you’ll be greeted by one of our highly-trained and knowledgeable auto repair technicians. We’ll ask you about the problem and then a factory-trained, ASE-certified mechanic will perform the necessary diagnostics, repairs and/or maintenance to get you back on the road in no time.
In addition to providing expert brake repair and replacement, our service department delivers other high quality auto services such as scheduled maintenance, A/C repair, engine overhauls, transmission repair,full service oil changes and much more. We are Sedalia’s one-stop-shop for automotive repair!
Whether you drive a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or any other manufacturer, make sure your vehicle is well taken care of by bring it to Bryant Motors. If you run into brake trouble, you know what to do – call us at (660) 826-2700 or stop by our Sedalia dealership.