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Brake Repair

Many of today’s cars have disc brakes in the front and drum brakes in back. And all brakes rely on friction, which is supplied by either a brake pad or a brake shoe to slow and stop your car. To stop a wheel, a disc brake uses a caliper fitted with brake pads to grab a spinning disc, or rotor. A drum brake has a wheel cylinder that pushes a brake shoe against the inside of a spinning drum. While some noises are normal when you brake, a continuous grind or squeal is likely a sign that it’s times to get new brake pads. There are other warning signs that indicate there may be issues with your brakes as well. For instance, you may experience a soft pedal or your steering wheel may shake as you brake. These are red flags that you may have a problem with your brakes and should see a specialist to diagnose what is going on.