Brake Repair 

Let the experts at Thatcher's Auto Center in Superior, WI assist you with all of your braking needs!

Think of your disc brakes as being similar to the handbrakes on a bicycle. Your wheels are bolted to a smooth steel disc called a rotor, and two pads of friction material are held in a caliper which encloses the rotor. Hydraulic pressure engages the brakes by forcing the pads against the rotor, where they drag and slow the vehicle. 

Our professional technicians are certified to diagnose and repair all the components in your vehicle’s braking system. 

2 Types of brake pad material are ceramic or semimetallic, and they can last 60,000 miles or more. Since brake pads wear so slowly, it can be easy to not notice a decrease in braking performance as they wear down. These are all sure signs, though: 

-- Excessive brake pedal travel

-- Brake pedal feels "soft" or spongy underfoot

-- Longer stopping distances 

-- Tendency for one or more wheels to lock up and skid while braking

-- Pulsation or vibration through brake pedal

-- Vehicle pulls to one side while braking

These are all signs of impending brake trouble. Don't delay if your brakes are starting to fade...make an appointment today with Thatcher's Auto Center. Your safety is riding on it, and so is everyone else's! 

You can trust the professionals at Thatcher's Auto Center in Superior, WI to get your car ready for any road trip!