Brake Centre

Brake Repair Experts for Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding communities

Your family's safety depends on a reliable braking system. Let the Ford-trained experts at the Quick Lane Brake Repair Centre of Sault Ste. Marie install your new brakes and assure your vehicle's braking system meet factory specifications.

Among the services offered by Quick Lane at Sault Ste. Marie are:

  • Disc brake inspection & replacement
  • Drum brake inspection & replacement
  • Brake pad replacement
  • Brake line replacement
  • Rotor inspection & replacement
  • Brake fluid replacement
  • Brake light inspection & replacement
  • Brake caliper inspection & replacement

Before you go on vacation or long drives, drop by for a complimentary brake system inspection on your sedan or SUV. Experts at Quick Lane Brake Repair Centre of Sault Ste. Marie will look for pad wear, leaks and a worn or scratched brake disk.

How often you need new brake pads depends on your driving habits and where you drive. Typically, brake pads need to be replaced about 35,000 to 65,000 kilometres.

Quality brake replacement parts helps your brake system last longer and perform better. Quick Lane Brake Repair Centre of Sault Ste. Marie uses high-quality Motorcraft brake pads and replacement parts. Your new brake pads are installed by Ford-trained technicians.

Do your brakes squeak, squeal or create grinding noises? It could be a sign that your brake pads or rotors need immediate replacement. Get your brakes inspected at Quick Lane Brake Repair Centre of Sault Ste. Marie. Replacing brake pads can help avoid more expensive damage to rotors, the metal disc that plays a crucial role in stopping your vehicle.

The types of brakes used in modern vehicles consist of brake pads or brake shoes, brake drums or rotors, brake lines connecting to the brake pedal, a master cylinder, calipers and wheel cylinders. Vehicles may have all disc brakes or a combination of drum brakes and disc brakes.

Vehicles that used disc type of brakes--such as new passenger sedans and SUVs and the latest trucks--include a piston in the calipers that pushes brake pads against the plate-sized rotor. In contrast, drum brakes are bowl-shaped and springs push brake pads against the inside of the bowl. Drum brakes usually are found on the rear of older trucks or sedans.

Every time the brake pedal is pushed, you are creating pressure on fluid inside brake lines and brake pads. The pads are pressed against the brake rotor or drum, which stops your vehicle. Brake lines and fluid must be maintained for the system to operate properly. Anytime you see oily patches under your vehicle, your brake system may have a leak and should be inspected immediately.

Brake oil is clear but can get dark-colored as it ages and becomes contaminated. Quick Lane uses high-quality brake oil that meets manufacturer's specifications.

You also should have your brake system inspected if your vehicle's brake pedal is spongy or can be pressed to the floorboard.

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Subtle signs indicate need for brake system inspection

Subtle signs indicate need for brake system inspection

You are dropping off your kids at school and slow down your car as you approach a crowded turnout. As you push on the brake pedal your car responds slowly, and you quickly press harder to get your vehicle to stop.

That delayed response and spongy feel may indicate a more serious problem--air or moisture in your vehicle's brake lines. Inspection by a brake expert is critical to prevent possible brake failure.

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Early warning signs indicate worn out brakes

Early warning signs indicate worn out brakes

You’ve spent your summer acting as the family chauffeur, towing boats and trailers, driving to events and taking extended road trips.

How does all that driving affect the safety of your vehicle and its ability to stop?

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Steering vibration may signal brake problems

Steering vibration may signal brake problems

You’re driving down the block and a bike rider appears from a side street. As your vehicle slows down, you notice an unsettling vibration in the steering wheel. Lately, you’ve also noticed the vibration anytime you use the brakes.

Your first instinct tells you something has gone wrong with the tires, but a new set was installed a couple months ago.

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