Brakes Repair and Engine Repair

Your Best Choice For Auto Repair & Maintenance in Damascus

Brakes are pretty much the most important safety device on your car. If you’ve ever partially lost your brakes in the past, you’ll agree that it’s not something you want to experience again. Inspecting your brakes twice a year for wear and damage can protect you and your passengers. Additionally, it will also help save you money by catching any damage before it becomes too costly.

If you’re looking for automotive repair and auto maintenance services, then Mike’s Truck & Auto Service is your answer. Our quick and timely auto repair services will allow you to quickly get back to the road. Visit us at 14400 SE Wiese Rd, Damascus, OR 97089.

Brake System Components That Can Fail

The master cylinder, the heart of the vehicle’s braking system, holds the brake fluid when it is not being delivered to the brakes through the brake lines. If brake fluid leaks because the master cylinder is worn or brake lines are plugged or broken, the fluid cannot be delivered, and the brake pads will become ruined.
Brakes Repair and Engine Repair

The brake fluid itself can become dirty or contaminated

as it draws rust-causing moisture and picks up other debris, or it can break down from excess heat. Clean brake fluid is either clear or slightly yellow, while dirty brake fluid may be brown or even black. Old and dirty brake fluid can damage ABS brake systems internally.

The brake lines connect to the master cylinder through a combination valve, which combines a metering and proportioning valve. It regulates the pressure on the front and rear wheels to make sure both sets of brakes are applied simultaneously. A malfunctioning combination valve may cause the wheels to lock up.

Brake pads and shoes can be made of ceramic, metal or organic materials,

while the disc rotors and drums they press against are made of metal. Because the pads and shoes create friction to stop the car, they gradually wear down over time and may wear away completely, letting the metal of the calipers and cylinders they are attached to grind against the rotors and drums and damage them. 

Some pads have a metal strip attached

that sounds a warning whistle when the pad becomes too worn, but this strip sounds only when the car is in motion and the brakes are not applied.

At Diesel Engine Auto Shop,

we offer a full suite of services to help you get the most from your vehicles. Whenever you turn to us for engine repair services and others, we always aim to give you the best possible results that keep you coming back to us. We’re here to serve as your main service provider for diesel trucks and cars, with the ability to provide engine repair, preventative maintenance, fleet maintenance management, and much more.

If you would like to take your diesel vehicle in for engine repairs or other services,

 schedule an appointment with us today. We’re here to serve as your number-one service provider today, regardless of your needs.

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