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Brake service Olathe KS

Brake repair, service, and inspections in Olathe KS at L&D Auto Specialists

The brake system is an essential component of staying safe while driving because it is used to stop a vehicle efficiently and safely. Good brakes protect the vehicle, the driver, the passengers, and everyone sharing the road. It is necessary to ensure efficient system performance and cost effective repairs by performing regular inspections of friction material, vital system components, and hydraulics.

Common brake issues and corrective services that L&D Auto Specialists offers:

  • Resurface rotors: The rotors of a disc brake system are attached to your car's wheels. With the brake pads gripping the rotor, they bring both the wheels and rotor to a stop. However, the friction may eventually cause small cracks and grooves to appear every so often, as a result of friction. Resurfacing restores the rotor to its original condition, reducing squealing and wobbling. L&D Auto Specialists will perform an in-depth inspection of your brake rotors and provide recommendations on what you should do next.
  • Anti-lock brake system: Anti-lock brake systems prevent the wheels from locking up during braking, thus avoiding skidding and offering greater control over the car. If your ABS light comes on, please visit L&D Auto Specialists where we would be more than pleased to diagnose and fix the problem.
  • Caliper replacement: A brake caliper holds the brake pads on your car and clamps down onto the vehicle's rotor when you brake. When your car brakes, a brake caliper lock-up might cause it to slide forward, leading to uneven braking. In bad weather conditions, uneven braking can cause your vehicle to skid out of control, so contact L&D Auto Specialists immediately.
  • regular brake fluid flushes: Eventually, brake fluid absorbs water from the air, which causes the system to become less efficient, and the fluid to become corrosive, causing the system to be damaged. To keep your car in optimal condition, making regular brake fluid flushes is critical. Get in touch with our mechanics at L&D Auto Specialists when it's time for a brake fluid flush.
  • Brake pad and shoe replacement: A squealing brake is usually an indication of brake pad problems. If your brake pads totally degrade, there will be a grinding metal-on-metal noise when you brake. Then, it's too late and you'll ruin your rotors or drums! Should you experience brake problems, you should seek immediate help from an auto repair shop such as L&D Auto Specialists in Olathe KS.
  • Brake hoses: Brake hoses are tubes that carry brake fluid from the master cylinder to the brakes. It is possible for a hose to get crushed and cause the brake to stop working. Or for the hose to leak and cause the brakes, or the entire brake system, to fail. You don't have to replace these very often, but you should do so when the cracks or breaks appear.

Common brake failure warning signs

The following signs are common with brake failure and should be taken seriously when observed:

  • Burning smell while driving. Burning smell while driving. Burning smells coming from your wheels and brakes may mean you've overheated your brakes or clutch. If you continue to drive, your brakes could fail completely. Stop immediately if you perceive smoke coming from your brakes and have them checked.
  • Grinding or squealing noises. Brake problems usually begin with grinding or squealing sound, which occurs for multiple reasons. Some brakes pads are designed to make a noise so that you will know to change them when they get low. A second reason may be that the pads of your brakes have worn so low that metal is grinding on metal to stop you. This can be a very dangerous situation as your braking distance is greatly reduced.
  • Your brake light is on. The brake warning light is one of the easiest ways to tell if your brakes are in trouble. There are two different warning lights on most modern vehicles that will illuminate for various reasons. There are two options if you have a brake light on: either the antilock brake system (ABS) or the brake warning light. Whenever you see a warning light on your dashboard, you should take your vehicle to your local auto repair shop such as L&D Auto Specialists, as they have the proper equipment to troubleshoot the problem.

    Not only does your brake light come on when there is a problem, it also appears on the dash when the parking brake is engaged. But if your parking brake isn't engaged and you're noticing a brake warning light, you should contact a brake specialist who can assess your system.

  • The brakes vibrate when they are applied. You likely have warped brake rotors if you hit the brakes and feel an odd vibration or shaking in the brake pedal or steering wheel. The rotor's main function is to provide brake pads with a surface to grab onto in order to release the force they need to slow a vehicle. Their braking power is reduced if they're bent or warped.
  • Soft brake pedal. Does it feel like you have to keep pressing harder on your brakes in order to get a response? The cause of this problem is more commonly than not unsafe brake fluid leaks from the brake master cylinder or an individual wheel cylinder. A buildup of air in brake lines or due to major brake pad wear could also cause this problem.
  • Car pulls to one side. You need to have your brakes checked immediately if your car won't stay in a straight line after you hit the brakes. This could cause you to not be able to control the vehicle correctly. Wear in the brake pads is the usual culprit, but something more serious may also be at work. A clogged wheel cylinder or impure brake fluid are also causes.

Do not put off repairs on brake problems, as you never know when they might fail entirely. Visit L&D Auto Specialists for expert brake repair in Olathe KS conducted by ASE certified technicians.

Brake inspections in Olathe KS by L&D Auto Specialists

Feel free to visit us and we'll examine your brakes if you have any concerns. We can examine your brakes and determine whether they need to be replaced. Brake repairs and replacements are one of our areas of expertise.

The following items are included in our complete brake inspection:

  • Rotors
  • Fluid condition (when fluid is exposed to moisture it becomes acidic and can damage the seals and ABS module).
  • Hoses
  • Lines
  • Emergency brake adjustment
  • Pads
  • Check for leaks in:
    • Fitting hoses
    • Junction blocks
    • Lines
    • Master cylinder
    • Modules
  • Calipers

We can usually replace the brakes on your car in just one to two hours, depending on whether we have the right brakes in stock.

Benefits of a complete brake inspection and timely repair:

  • Detect minor issues before they cause further damage which requires major repairs.
  • Protect your safety and your family's by avoiding the possibility of your automotive brakes failing when you need them most.

When to schedule an appointment for a brake check?

Different factors may come into play when determining when you should change your brakes, and the answer is not necessarily the same for everyone.

It’s a good idea to schedule a brake service if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • You hear a grinding noise when you hit the brakes
  • The brake (ABS) light on your dashboard is illuminated
  • The pedal has a sponge-like quality when you press down
  • Your brakes are slow to respond

Inspections of your brake system by L&D Auto Specialists can help you avoid expensive repairs and keep your car on the road.

How often should I have my brakes inspected?

Regular brake inspections are recommended under most vehicle manufacturers' recommendations, usually at 12,000 miles. This will ensure vehicle safety and cost-effective repairs. The recommended repairs depend on the manufacturer's specifications and the existing state of the brake linings and other key components.

How long does it take for my brakes to be replaced or repaired?

It only takes an hour or two to replace or repair brakes. Brakes can be replaced in under an hour if your vehicle is sediment free and not too rusted. Replace brakes can take longer for rusted vehicles or vehicles with sediment build up. No matter how stuck the brakes are, we have the right tools and equipment to change them out.

Vehicles serviced

Because of our strong partnerships with local parts suppliers, we can deliver top-quality parts for any make or model very fast. In many cases, we can complete auto and body repairs the same day! All of our technicians/mechanics are experienced on both domestic and imported vehicles, including:

Foreign cars:

Import european cars:

  • BMW, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Fiat, VolksWagen (VW), Volvo, Mini Cooper, Saab, SmartCar, Porsche, Masterati, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Range Rover, Lotus

Japanese and asian cars:

  • Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Acura, Nissan, Infiniti, Mazda, Hyundai, Suzuki, Subaru, and Kia.

Domestic cars:

  • Ford: Lincoln, Mercury, Continental.
  • General Motors: Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, Buick, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Saturn, Hummer.
  • Chrysler: Jeep, Dodge, Plymouth, and Ram Trucks.

About Olathe KS

Olathe KS

Olathe is the county seat of Johnson County, Kansas, United States. It is the fourth-most populous city in the Kansas City metropolitan area and Kansas, with a 2010 population of 125,872. By 2019, the Census Bureau estimated Olathe's population had grown to 140,545.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 60.42 square miles (156.49 km2) of which 59.66 square miles (154.52 km2) are land and 0.76 square miles (1.97 km2) is covered by water. Olathe has two public lakes: Lake Olathe with 172 acres (0.70 km2) of water surface and Cedar Lake with 45 acres (0.18 km2).

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alejandra t

Once I arrived at the business I was attended to quickly.

I got an appointment right away. Once I arrived at the business I was attended to quickly. It was a great experience. I recommend this business to everyone.

Alejandra T.

pamela j w

L&D Auto is THE BEST Auto shop in town

L&D Auto is THE BEST Auto shop in town! They are professional in every way. Jose will go out of his way to meet your schedule needs. The specialists are very knowledgeable and thorough. They only do services that are necessary and let me know when upcoming work may be needed. Thanks L&D for providing outstanding auto and customer service!

Pamela J W.

joan monge

Jose was extremely helpful and fixed above and beyond what was needed. Only fixed what was needed very honest

Took my BMW 325ci here after a previous mechanic botched a no start job. Jose was extremely helpful and fixed above and beyond what was needed. Only fixed what was needed very honest. Highly recommend.

Joan Monge

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