Lubbock Brake Repair & Service
McWhorter's has provided brake service and repair to customers in Lubbock since 1942, longer than any other company. Therefore we know a thing or two about brakes. Whatever you do, don't risk an accident by putting off a brake repair, hit the brakes and get in to your nearest McWhorter location. Stopping quickly is what our vehicles and roads are designed for and it's a responsibility owned by you as a driver.
Your first priority if you suspect a problem with your brakes is to get an inspection. There may be a horrendous noise or vibration when you press on the brakes or the noise could be constant. Brakes on modern vehicles today often squeal to alert you of a brake problem. These are the most noticeable signs, although you may find you're pressing on your brakes harder than usual. Do a simple test by driving a friend's vehicle and getting a feel for the brakes. Although, different brands of vehicles will have differences in brake pressure, you shouldn't have to exert extreme force on the brake pedal for stopping.
A brake inspection at your friendly McWhorter's will reveal the cause of brake issues and cost to fix with no obligation.
Brake Repair & Replacement
Each McWhorter's location throughout Lubbock employs ASE-certified brake mechanics. Continually striving to master every aspect of automotive care, ASE technicians follow Motorist Assurance Program Uniform Inspection Guidelines for your vehicle's braking system to assure safe, smooth driving.
Brake pad replacement is the most common repair completed, because brake pads are designed (like tires) to wear out over time. If you did hear a squeal, it's a sign your brake pads were rubbing against the brake disk. It's also a sign you need scheduled maintenance more frequently, as an inspection could have prevented a squeal in the first place!
Besides replacing brake pads, there can be other issues like worn brake rotors. With every brake inspection or pad replacement, McWhorter's inspects your brake rotors. The brake rotors can be affected by worn brake pads, so getting the squeal handled quickly can save money in the long run! Brake rotors could need resurfaced, but if damaged beyond repair, replacement will be your only option. Consult with your mechanic at McWhorter's to discover if your brake rotors need resurfaced or replaced.