Brake Systems Maintenance & Repair

Brake Service

American Auto Tires and Service – Offering Affordable Brake Services and Repair to Residents of Volusia County, Including New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach, and Edgewater

Properly functioning brakes are critical to the health of your car and the safety of you and your passengers.  At American Auto, we recommend that our customers have us perform complete brake inspections at their vehicle’s specified brake maintenance intervals. Most recommended service intervals are between 12,000 and 18,000 miles.

Why Should I Have My Brakes Checked Regularly?

We’ve all heard that familiar high-pitched screech coming from another vehicle and thought “that guy needs new brakes!” In reality, by the time your brakes are making an audible screech, you’ve already waited too long to have them repaired. If brakes are regularly serviced, they can usually be maintained. By the time grinding or screeching is heard, you’ve already likely worn the brakes down beyond repair and they will require replacement.

Having your brakes checked regularly can not only help you avoid unsafe driving conditions, but it can also save you money in the long run. A little preventative maintenance goes a long way when it comes to the life of your car

What Are the Signs I Should Look for That My Brakes Need Replacing?

Your brakes will usually “tell” you when they need to be replaced. Some indicators to look for include:

  • Vibrating brake pedal
  • Screeching, squealing, grinding, or growling sounds when the brake is pressed
  • Vehicle pulling to one side
  • Slow brake response or the feeling that your brake pedal is sinking toward the floor when pressed

If you notice any of these warning signs, make sure that you have your mechanic inspect your brakes right away. Ignoring any of these symptoms of brake distress can make driving unsafe.

Why Should I Call American Auto?

At American Auto, we offer guaranteed low prices and financing plans to fit every budget.  We want to make sure that maintaining the safety and performance of your vehicle is never overlooked because of financial concerns. 

In addition to brake services and repair, we offer virtually every other service your car may need, and a trusted staff that you can depend on time after time.  Stop by our showroom any time or call us at (386) 428-1941.  We’re happy to answer any questions you have about the maintenance of your car, and we’re confident that once you bring your car to American Auto, you’ll never take it anywhere else.