Expert Brake Repair in Surprise and Goodyear, AZ

Champs Family Automotive Repairs Brake Systems for All Makes & Models

There are many important parts of your vehicle, but your brakes are arguably the most essential. At Champs Family Automotive, we know brakes inside and out. Our team of experienced professional technicians knows that without properly working brakes, it’s especially difficult to stay safe on the road. We certainly wouldn’t want to be driving our family around in a car with bad brakes, and we see you as an extension of the family. After all, the word family is in our name! Our brake repair specialists will get you back on the road safely, so trust us for all your brake system needs in Surprise and Goodyear, AZ.

Signs Your Brakes Need To Be Repaired

Many drivers take their vehicle’s brakes for granted and don’t think about having them repaired until there’s an obvious sign that something’s wrong. Keeping your brakes well maintained is an important way to keep you safe and save you money. There are a few common signs that something’s wrong with your brake system, and it’s crucial that you don’t ignore them. Schedule your appointment with Champs Family Automotive if you notice any of the following warning signs:

  • Squealing or Grinding Noises – While this may be an unpleasant sound, it means that you have the opportunity to get your brakes fixed before it’s too late. These noises indicate that your brake pads have worn down. When that happens, a metal tab called a squealer presses against the rotor to warn you to replace the pads. If you ignore it for too long, you’ll start to hear a grinding sound, which is the metal backing on the brake pads pushing against the metal brake rotor. If this happens, it’s critical that you get your brakes repaired immediately because you’re at risk of not being able to stop at a high speed or losing brake function altogether.
  • Shaking while applying brakes- When you apply the brakes easy or hard and the vehicle or wheel shakes it could be a sign of overheated brake components (warped rotors). By ignoring this symptom you could cause further front end damage to hydraulic systems etc…
  • Too Hard or Easy to Press on Brakes – Most drivers don’t pay much attention to how it feels to press down on the brake pedal. If it suddenly becomes easier or harder to press down on it, that’s a sign that something is wrong. This may indicate that there’s air in the brake lines or a brake fluid leak from a disconnected or loose brake line. These are just some of the potential causes.
  • Vehicle Pulling to One Side When Braking – If your car pulls to the right or the left when you press the brake pedal, you might be dealing with a worn suspension or brakes that are failing or malfunctioning. It’s important to schedule an appointment with Champs Family Automotive so that we can accurately diagnose and repair the issue to get you back on the road safely.

Complete Brake Repair Services in the West Valley

Your vehicle’s brake system is complicated, but our experienced technicians have seen it all. We can handle any brake-related issue you’re encountering so that you don’t have to worry about your safety or those annoying squealing noises any longer. Our comprehensive brake repair services in Surprise & Goodyear, AZ include disc and drum service, ABS diagnosis and repair, and master cylinder repair and more. We’re happy to work on specialty vehicles, including those with diesel engines, and we can repair your trailer brakes, parking brakes, and air brakes. There’s a lot going on behind the scenes when it comes to your vehicle’s brakes. Brake pads and shoes only last so long, and need to be replaced regularly to keep your brakes working their best. The master cylinder is one of the key components of the brake system and needs to be checked periodically to make sure there aren’t any problems with it. Simple brake flushes and services at designated time intervals can help prevent premature failure of your braking system. When it comes to brakes, there’s no job too big or too small for the experts at Champs Family Automotive in Surprise & Goodyear, AZ.

Choose the Brake Repair Experts at Champs Family Automotive

It’s critical that you bring your vehicle to the trusted mechanics at Champs Family Automotive at the first sign of a brake problem. Like many other issues in life, early detection is key when it comes to your vehicle’s brakes. If you notice your brakes making squealing or grinding noises, being too easy or too hard to press, or your vehicle pulling to one side when you use them, or a shake in the wheel when applying the brakes are just some of the examples (you know your vehicle) you may feel when you need your brakes inspected. Allow us to accurately diagnose and fix the problem so that you can get back on the road safely. We also offer a number of other auto & Diesel repair services, addressing air conditioning and heating, belts and hoses, engine repair and replacement, electrical systems, diesel repair, fleet and RV services, oil changes, welding, and more. When you need brake repair, don’t hesitate to visit one of our two convenient West Valley locations.

Frequently Asked Questions about Brakes System

How often should I have my brakes checked?

There’s a lot of variables that come into play regarding your vehicle brakes. A good rule of thumb would be to have them checked at last every 30-40k. If you start to hear or feel something it’s best to have the brakes inspected.

How often should I have by brake pads replaced?

Brake pads wear out depending on driving conditions and how your driving your vehicle. Brake pads should be inspected during your regularly scheduled brake inspection, every 30-40k miles.

How much do brakes cost?

When in comes to replacing your brakes there’s usually no one flat amount for every vehicle. It’s best practice to have your vehicle inspected first then if brakes are recommended we will give you an accurate price related to your specific needs and year make and model of your vehicle. It’s good to note that cheapest is not always best. Going cheap on brakes can cost you more in the long run. Cheaper parts will usually have less dense metal and chemical compositions will be poor quality. Always go with quality parts to avoid premature failure and costly repairs.

How often to change brake fluid?

Your vehicle’s owner’s manual will usually have specified time or mileage intervals to change your brake fluid. Our personal opinion is to also change your brake fluid when your brakes are replaced. We recommend this because it keeps clean fluid in your brakes to help prevent premature degradation of your braking components.

How often should I change my RV and/or Travel Trailer brake pads?

There’s a lot of things that affect your RV brakes, how you drive, where you drive, how often your driving etc…… When it comes to RV we recommend having your RV brakes inspected when you hear or feel a problem. We’ve seen brakes that had to be replaced after 15k miles but then we’ve had other customers brakes last 3 times as long as that. Again, there’s a lot that comes into play when evaluating brakes.