Your One-Stop Shop for Brake Repair
When you need brake repair, brake pad replacement, or any other brake-related services in Nebraska or beyond, you need T.O. Haas Tire & Auto. With our qualified technicians and many brake shops in the local area, we’re uniquely well-equipped to get your brakes back in working order before you know it.
Our Brake Services
Your brakes can run into all sorts of problems, so you should try to find a brake shop that can provide just as many solutions. In Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas, that means it’s a good idea to take your vehicle to T.O. Haas for a brake service. Here are a few of the brake services we’re proud to offer:
Before we can fix your brakes, we’ll have to look closely at them to figure out what’s wrong. Thanks to the expertise shared by our technicians, this process won’t take long at all. And when our inspectors are done with the inspection, they’ll move on to your repair or replacement immediately.
While brake inspections are essential when you notice brake problems in your vehicle, this isn’t the only time you should have your brakes checked. Ideally, professional technicians should inspect your brakes every 6,000 miles or six months.
The average car’s braking system is highly complicated, involving multiple components that all play an indispensable role. Our employees have the depth of knowledge needed to determine what elements of your brakes are causing problems and the skills required to fix these issues.
If you notice any of these warning signs, there’s a good chance that you need brake repairs sooner rather than later:
- Pedal “vibrations” while braking
- Pulling to one side during the braking process
- Extra distance needed to stop fully
- Lower pedal resistance while braking
- Puddles of yellow brake fluid under your car
- Unusual sounds, such as squealing or grinding
Brake Pad Replacement
On the most basic level, your brakes function by creating friction to slow or stop your vehicle. In many brake systems, brake pads are some of the most critical components in this process. The piston squeezes these pads against the rotor, slowing your vehicle’s forward momentum.
Since their job is to create friction, it’s no surprise that brake pads can eventually wear out. After a while, you’ll need brake pad replacement to keep your brakes in good shape—and the crew at T.O. Haas can help.
Brake Fluid Flush
As a Nebraska driver, there’s a good chance you’ve had at least one oil change in the past. There’s a good reason for that: Motor oil becomes dirty over time, gradually making it less effective. But motor oil isn’t the only fluid your car needs to function correctly. Among other products, you’ll also need brake fluid.
The exact function performed by brake fluid varies between disc and drum brake systems. However, it is necessary for the operation of any type of modern brake system. And just like with motor oil, foreign materials can reduce the effectiveness of brake fluid. When that happens, it’s time for a brake fluid flush.
These aren’t the only ways the T.O. Haas team can improve your brakes. We can also resurface your rotors, repack wheel bearings, and provide many other services as needed!
How Your Brakes Work
A fully functioning brake system is crucial to your safety, the safety of your passengers, and the safety of other drivers on the road. Your vehicle’s brake system involves highly engineered parts and precise movements that stop your vehicle by converting kinetic energy into thermal energy.
When you press down on the brake pedal, the master cylinder pressurizes a system of hydraulic brake lines leading to each of the vehicle’s wheels, where brake pads or shoes press against a disc or drum and create the necessary friction needed to slow the vehicle to a complete stop. Over time, this friction and heat have the potential to wear down the brake shoes, brake pads, calipers, brake rotors, and other braking components.
It’s essential to remember that this is a broad description of brake systems—your vehicle’s brakes may work a bit differently. Still, this should give you some insight into the operation of these crucial systems.
Know When You Need Brake Repair
Bad brakes display warning signs for impending brake maintenance. For example, if your brakes squeal or grind when in use, your brake pads may be worn and require replacement. If your vehicle pulls to one side when braking, this may point to worn brakes, a malfunctioning caliper, or low brake fluid in the brake lines. If your brake pedal presses down too easily—also known as “spongy” brakes—this may be an indication of too much air in the hydraulic brake lines. Sometimes, your vehicle’s electronic diagnostic system will alert you to a potential brake issue by a service indicator light on the dashboard.
While these are only some of the most common signs of potential problems with your vehicle’s brake system, noticing these signs of faulty brakes and seeking out a brake service can save you money down the line. Our staff is trained in maintaining and servicing front and rear brake systems and all accompanying brake system components like brake pads, brake shoes, parking brakes, rotors, drums, and hydraulic systems. If you experience any of the above signs or symptoms of bad brakes, like unusual squealing or grinding noises, then contact us online or call us today to have your brakes inspected immediately.
Save Money on Brake Services
Brake repair is far from the most expensive type of car repair you’ll need to deal with as a vehicle owner in Nebraska. Still, taking care of a sudden brake failure can create unexpected costs—and nobody wants to pay more than they have to for a brake service.
To make this process easier for the customers of T.O. Haas, we offer all kinds of brake specials. Here’s an overview of our savings opportunities:
One of the easiest ways to save big at T.O. Haas is to take advantage of our online coupons. If you spot a coupon that could be useful for your situation, be sure to use it ASAP—it may not stick around forever!
Whether you’re an electrician, plumber, contractor, or any other type of tradesman, you have a crucial role to play in the local economy. To show our appreciation, we provide various discounts to people working in the trades. Just show us a paycheck stub, business card, or any other type of trade identification to qualify.
These discounts can be helpful, but they may not be enough to help you figure out how you’re going to pay for brake repair. If that’s the case, we also offer our customers a selection of financing options. Depending on your needs, you can sign up for CFNA Bridgestone-Firestone Tire, Acima, or Synchrony Car Care credit cards.
Schedule Your Appointment For Brake Inspection Today
Whether you have noticed your brakes becoming less effective over time, have spotted a suspicious puddle under your vehicle, or simply haven’t had your brakes looked at lately, there’s a good chance that it’s time for a professional brake service. T.O. Haas has you covered if you’re looking for a high-quality brake shop in Nebraska or elsewhere. Set up your next brake inspection online today!
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