The majority of cars on the market today use hydraulic braking systems. While there are some design differences, the basic operating principles are the same:

For example, the most common configuration in cars are disc brakes on the front and drum brakes on the rear. With disc brakes, hydraulic fluid operates a caliper, which presses the brake pad against the brake disc (rotor), slowing your vehicle. In drum brakes, fluid pressure through the cylinder presses the brake shoes against the inside wall of the brake drum. In either case, it’s the hydraulic pressure and friction that causes your vehicle to stop.

At the first sign of brake trouble, bring your car to Piasecki’s certified brake specialists. Backed by years of experience and training, only a professional can truly guarantee you the highest quality brake work and the knowledge to answer specific questions about your brake system.

For routine inspections, bring your car in every eight to ten thousand miles. Your brake specialist will check your brake lining wear, brake fluid level, hoses and lines, brake pedal travel, brake and dash warning lights, and take your car for a test drive to detect other potential brake system problems. It’s your insurance against avoidable brake failure in the future.

Today’s braking systems are much more complex than the ones in use only a few years ago and when it comes to vehicle safety, few other systems are as important. That’s why its a good idea to leave brake work to qualified experts…like the expert technicians at Piasecki’s.

Chances are you’ll be the first to know if you have brake problems. Be alert. If your car is pulling to the left or right or you hear odd noises when you apply the brakes, these are some common warning signs that you should have your brakes inspected.

Our highly trained professionals know how to keep your braking system functioning at optimum performance. We only use the highest quality parts and components to ensure the safety of you and your family.