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Brake Service at AASTRO Transmission & Auto Repair in Tucson

Posted April 25, 2021 9:40 AM

Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Tucson drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.

A regular brake inspection is on every AZ driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At AASTRO Transmission & Auto Repair, our team will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems. Of course, if you're having trouble with your brakes, get your car into your Tucson service center right away. And watch out for these problems:

  • Low or spongy brake pedal
  • Hard brake pedal
  • A brake warning light that stays on
  • Constantly squealing or grinding brakes
  • Vibrations or clunking sounds when you apply your brakes

There are two types of brakes: disc and drum. Disc brakes have a rotor that's attached to the axle. Calipers straddle the rotor, kind of like the brakes on a bicycle. Drum brakes are more common on back wheels. Pads, called shoes, push against the inside of the drum to slow the vehicle.

There are several things that need to be serviced on the brake system. First, the brake pads and shoes wear out with use and become too thin to really help. If the brake pads wear away completely you can damage the rotors. The calipers can grind grooves in the rotor. Then the rotor must either be resurfaced or replaced, and that can be expensive. But putting it off is dangerous because your vehicle won't stop as quickly. Sometimes rotors warp or crack and must be replaced.

Brake fluid is also important. When the brakes are applied, the pressure in the fluid activates the brake pads or shoes. Not enough fluid, not enough pressure to brake properly. Also, water builds up in the brake fluid over time, which leads to corrosion, leaks and brake damage, and with hard use, the brakes could severely fade or even fail. Tucson  drivers should change the brake fluid when their vehicle manufacturer recommends it.

Be sure to properly maintain your brakes because it's a lot cheaper than paying your nearest Tucson area body shop after an accident.

AASTRO Transmission & Auto Repair
5302 East Speedway
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 325-5500
https://www.aastrotransmission.net



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We have a 2018 F150 with the new 10 speed transmission, 150,000 miles and it was starting to struggle a bit towing a trailer. We could not find a shop willing to rebuild it, either due to no experience with this transmission or possible lack of available parts. After a couple months we found a transmission with very low miles at a scrap yard. Buying it is a risky move but we had no other option, Aastro was the only one willing to swap it for me, normally shops wont do this as they don't want to be liable for YOUR part. I had a warranty on the transmission so I told them I would not hold Aastro liable if it didn't work and would pay for the removal again. They did the job which included reprogramming modules and it was perfect, truck feels like it did when it was new. We will now send our vehicles to Aastro when the time arises.
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