BRAKE REPAIR IN DENVER, ENGLEWOOD, LITTLETON, AND SHERIDAN
Brakes are one of the many important components of your vehicle. DR Auto & Truck Repair understands this and specializes in brake repair in Denver, Sheridan, Littleton, and Englewood brake repair! DR Auto & Truck will perform a complimentary inspection at any time. Simply bring your vehicle in to our shop, and one of our specialized technicians will inspect your vehicle thoroughly. If we do suspect the need for brake repair, we will gladly test your system, determine the cause, and provide you with Denver brake repair recommendations including an estimate before we begin with any repairs. Our service includes:
- Brake Pads and Shoes (lifetime warranty on brake parts and labor, includes new disc pads/brake shoes, recondition rotors/drums, bearing pack, and internal inspection)
- Bleed, Fill, and Adjust Brakes
- Rotor and Drum Resurfacing
- Brake Caliper Reconditioning and Replacement
- Wheel Cylinder Replacement
- Master Cylinder Replacement
- Brake Line Repair and Replacement
- New Brake Hoses
- ABS Diagnosis and Repair
- Power Boosters
- Parking Brake Service and Repair
Maintenance TipTo extend the life of your vehicle's brakes, stay alert and anticipate braking by slowing down before stopping is urgent.
HOW YOUR BRAKES WORK
The typical, Sheridan, Englewood, Littleton or Denver vehicle's brake system consists of disc brakes in front and either disc or drum brakes in the rear connected by a system of tubes and hoses that link the brake at each wheel to the master cylinder. Other systems that are connected with the brake system include the parking brakes, power brake booster and the anti-lock system.
When you step on the brake pedal, a piston in the master cylinder forces hydraulic oil (brake fluid) through a series of tubes and hoses to the braking unit at each wheel. On a disc brake, the fluid from the master cylinder is forced into a caliper where it presses against a piston. The piston squeezes two brake pads against the disc (rotor), which is attached to the wheel, forcing it to slow down or stop. This process is similar to a bicycle brake where two rubber pads rub against the wheel rim creating friction. With drum brakes, fluid is forced into the wheel cylinder, which pushes the brake shoes out so that the friction linings are pressed against the drum, which is attached to the wheel, causing the wheel to stop. When the pedal is released, springs return the brakes to their normal position.
SIGNS YOU MAY HAVE A PROBLEM
The most common problem facing your brake system is wear. Every time you apply your brakes during Denver rush hour, you're wearing them out ever-so-slightly. Other problems that will affect your brake system are old and dirty brake fluid, leaks and clogs in the fluid lines and hoses, and problems with the drums, rotors and hydraulic components. Recognizing a brake warning sign is imperative to avoid a complete brake failure. Here are some things to look (and listen) for:
- Hear loud or frequent squeaks or grinding
- Smell an acid, burning odor
- Feel your brake pedal "squish" or become difficult to depress
- Feel shuddering or a continuous vibration in the steering wheel when braking
- See rust or metal flakes peeling off your brakes
- See the brake system warning light turn on
For Brake Repair in Denver, Sheridan, Englewood, and Littleton, Call Us Today!
4100 S. Federal Blvd. Sheridan, CO 80110
Everything is perfect. They do a great job. Love this place.
3 out of 3 (2 months ago)
Dean and Erica are awesome. The customer loyalty here is awesome. Great mechanics that go the extra mile. Hard to find honest people like this in the business anymore. Highly recommend
3 out of 3 (11 months ago)
Great alternative to Courtesy Ford. Had my F-250 worked on by this shop and was happily surprised with the price and friendliness of everyone there. They are also very quick and will be sure to call you with any info on your truck. Feel like they love what they do. Was not even charged for dropping the truck off for an inspection, got it back before they closed. These guys are awesome.
This is the best repair shop I have ever visited the are fast friendly and do a great job of diagnosing and repairing any problem that I have on the 5 cars I drive
Best auto shop in denver. Diagnosed and repaired problem quickly had me back on the road in no time thanks again.
Thank You (September 2014)
I would like to thank all who have taken their most valuable time to review our recent gift of savings from our family to yours. It is my hope in today's economy to save my existing and new customers substantial dollars on their upcoming vehicle and repair needs!
Respectfully, Dean Bergh (Owner)
Back to School (August 2014)
Here at DR Auto & Truck Repair, we are thinking of safety with back to school already here. We want to make sure your children are safe getting to and from school. Please take advantage of our specials right now to ensure your vehicle is well maintained and dependable!
Respectfully, Dean Bergh (Owner)