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When you come into University Auto and Tire for a brake problem, our technicians will conduct a thorough inspection of your brakes to identify the issue. We will take the time to review the diagnosis, discuss the best options for your safety and budget along with providing a written estimate before making any repairs.


If you suspect your vehicle may have a brake issue due to a spongy brake pedal, squeaking or grinding noises or you just want peace of mind, we have you covered. 

  • Complete Brake Inspection - our team of experts will diagnose that root cause of your squeaky brakes, spongy brake pedal or why your brake light is on.

  • Brake Pad Replacement -  for routine brake maintenance.

  • Brake Rotor Service - we will smooth out brake pad wear if necessary or recommend new rotors if you need them.

  • Brake Shoe Replacement / Drum Service - for drum style brakes.

  • Brake Fluid Service - routine brake fluid exchange and flushing.

  • Brake Line Repair - brake line leak repair and replacement

  • Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Service - from your ABS sensors to the system computer module.

  • Brake Repair - to all parts of your brake system, from the power brake booster to the parking brake assembly.


Depending on your vehicle, climate, brake parts, and driving patterns, your brake pads or shoes may last anywhere from 20,000 to 80,000 miles. Brake fluid can last 2-5 years. With such an unpredictable replacement cycle, regular brake inspection is essential. Check your vehicle owner's manual for your brake inspection schedule - every 10,000-12,000 miles or every year are common recommendations.


  • Dashboard lights or warnings - Your BRAKE light, ABS light or Check Engine light may indicate brake problems.

  • Leaking brake fluid - Any fluid leak should be inspected.

  • Change in brake response - Taking longer to stop or needing to press the pedal farther are classic symptoms of brake trouble.

  • Noise when braking - Squealing, grinding, squeaking, or rattling? Check the brake pads and rotors. Hissing sounds? Suspect a brake fluid leak problem.

  • Shaking or vibration when braking - Rough stops may mean warped rotors. (But a pulsing pedal can simply be your ABS in action.)

  • Soft or spongy brakes - Spongy brakes suggest a problem in your brake fluid lines, or brake shoes.

  • Hard or stiff brakes - You may have contaminants in the brake fluid or a bad seal on the master cylinder or brake booster.

  • Engine misfiring or stalling - You may have a bad power brake booster.

  • Vehicle pulling to one side when braking - You could have faulty brake hardware or an uneven hydraulic issue.

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