At Wentworth Automotive, we want our San Diego customers to have the opportunity to feel comfortable in their vehicle. You can leave the repairs and services to our professionals, but please don’t hesitate to ask us questions about why a service is needed or how it occurred. Give us a call at (858)541-1044, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Wentworth Automotive offers.
Brake Pad & Shoe Replacement in Kearny Mesa, CA
Brake pad problems can usually be identified by squealing brakes. If your brake pads deteriorate completely, you’ll hear a grinding metal-on-metal sound when braking, meaning that it’s too late and you’re ruining your rotors or drums! Those with knowledge of auto repair may be able to fix this at home, but you should always see an auto repair professional immediately if you have brake problems.
In a disc brake system, rotors are attached to your vehicle’s wheels. When the brake pads grip the rotor, they bring both the rotor and wheels to a stop. However, the friction causes grooves and cracks to appear over time. Resurfacing brings the rotor back to a “like-new” condition, reducing squealing and wobbling.Wentworth Automotive will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
Caliper Replacement in Kearny Mesa, CA
The brake caliper houses your brake pads and fits around the rotor like a clamp, pressing the pads against the rotor when you brake. A brake caliber problem could cause uneven braking, making your car slide forward when you brake. Uneven braking can also cause your vehicle to slide out of control in bad weather conditions, so contact Wentworth Automotive as soon as possible.
Brake Hoses in Kearny Mesa, CA
A brake hose is a tube carrying pressurized brake fluid from the master cylinder to the brakes. A crushed hose can cause a lagged or slow brake, and a leak in the hose can cause the brake, or the entire brake system, to fail. These don’t need to be replaced often, but should be replaced at the first sign of cracking or wear.
Brake Fluid Flushes in Kearny Mesa, CA
Brake fluid will absorb water from the air over time, causing the brake system to become less effective and the fluid to become corrosive, possibly damaging the system. It is important to perform a brake fluid flush regularly to ensure that your vehicle is using fresh fluid. Talk to our technicians at Wentworth Automotive about when it’s time for a brake fluid flush.
Wheel Bearings in Kearny Mesa, CA
Wheel bearings are found inside of wheels, allowing the wheels to spin freely, and are connected to the brake system. They can become worn over time, causing a vibrating suspension and noisy rubbing as the car is driven. If they break completely, the vehicle will become very difficult to control and unsafe to drive. Replacement interval for wheel bearings varies greatly, but they should be checked for leaks and wear periodically. Wentworth Automotive can make sure that your bearings are in good shape and let you know if they need replacement.
Anti-Lock Brake System in Kearny Mesa, CA
Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) ensure that the wheels don’t stop rotating during braking, preventing the car from skidding and offering greater control. If your ABS light comes on, visit Wentworth Automotive where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
Fixing Your Brakes Right the First Time Is Our #1 Priority
Wentworth Automotive hires only ASE Certified and Master mechanics and uses nothing but high quality auto parts in all brake repairs and drum replacements. We have had an A+ BBB Rating since 1998–a true testament to our honest and genuine work.
Your safety depends on the mechanical condition of your vehicle. That’s why we make it our #1 priority to provide you exceptional service, ASE-certified technicians with many years of experience, the highest quality parts, and our own guarantee you’ll be satisfied with your brake job in San Diego.
For a brake repair, trust Wentworth Automotive with your car, truck, or van. To learn more about our brake repair services, please contact us by phone at (858)541-1044 or schedule an appointment today. We also invite you to learn more about our dedication to you, our valued customer. Come see us for any of your auto repair needs at 7755 Othello Ave. San Diego, CA 92111.