Sacramento Brake Repair
The brakes on your car are one of the most critical safety features, and they are essential for keeping you and other drivers safe on the road. The brakes are responsible for slowing down and stopping your car, and without them, you would not be able to control your vehicle's speed.
Properly functioning brakes can help prevent accidents and save lives. If your brakes are worn or malfunctioning, it can increase your stopping distance and make it more difficult to control your vehicle, particularly in emergency situations.
Regular brake maintenance and inspections can help ensure that your brakes are functioning correctly and can help prevent problems before they occur. Signs of brake problems include squeaking or grinding noises, vibrations when braking, or a soft or spongy brake pedal.
If you notice any issues with your brakes, it is essential to have them inspected and repaired by a qualified mechanic. Neglecting brake problems can lead to more significant and costly repairs down the road and can compromise the safety of you and other drivers on the road.
Clients tend to call around asking "how much for brakes" and shopping for the best price. The reality is, there are too many unknown parameters for any shop to "quote" a price over the phone. If they are, then the shop is just using a low number to get you in their door. The only way to get an accurate quote on brakes is to have brake pads inspected. Not just the front or rear, but the whole brake and ABS system. Front and rear brakes, along with the hydraulic system, work together for reliable and safe braking performance. The pads and shoes should be measured. The rotors and drums should be measured. The hydraulic brake fluid system should be inspected and tested. This will give the shop a better idea of what components need to be replaced and which ones can be saved. Most reputable brake repair shops will inspect your brakes at no charge if you choose them to perform the brake repairs.
Now, when shopping for brakes, be alert to shops that are quoting prices which are way less than everyone else. Cheaper labor and cheaper parts are how "production" shops get away with lower than normal estimates. Many of these shop models are based on car volume and not always focused on the overall quality of the repair. Keep in mind, I can't stress this enough, we're talking about your brakes. Your ability to stop reliably and keep you safe! Saving $50 at Gomer's Garage last month could cost you thousands or worse if they fail or don't perform as they were designed. Not to mention, economy brake pads wear out much faster resulting in more frequent failures.
Here at Made in Japan Made in America we have served the Sacramento area with brake repairs and service for over 30+ years. We will inspect your vehicle thoroughly and provide you with a detailed inspection so that you can make good educated choices on your braking system needs. Not all brake parts are created equal. There are many choices for parts that a shop can choose to put on your vehicle, that doesn't mean that they will all perform the same way. Here we will only use certified trained technicians and quality parts that we would use on our own personal vehicles. The parts that we choose are what work best for your particular vehicle and use. Our parts have to stand up to our 3 year 36,000 national warranty! Anything less is not acceptable.
Honestly, we would rather turn work away (and have) then to compromise on the quality and the integrity of our shop. This is what we do and what we do, we do right the first time! The safety of you and your family is our focus!