Brake repaired being done at a shop near Seattle

Your automotive brakes are some of the most important components of your vehicle. Because they are at the center of safety, time is of the essence when there’s a repair needed. At Greg’s Japanese Auto, we’ll help you understand whether or not you have an issue and whether or not it needs a repair. With qualified professionals taking care of the work, you can rest assured your car will be safer when you drive it away than when you brought it in.

Signs of Brake Issues

There are some obvious and not-so-obvious signs that point toward brake repair. The following are some things that are concerning enough to where you should bring the car in for us to look at.

  • A shaky steering wheel
  • Grinding
  • Squeaking or squealing
  • A feeling there’s something spongy under the brake pedal
  • A pulsating car at high speeds

One less obvious sign includes the alignment feeling off, but only when you press on the brakes. If your automobile takes longer than usual to come to a complete stop or if the pedal seems to wait too long to respond, those are some other signs. Also, if it’s been over a year since we’ve had a look, an inspection is in order.

Why It’s Important to Have Your Brakes Repaired Quickly

If your automobile is due for a brake job, it’s important you have it done right away. Broken or damaged brakes mean danger for you, your passengers, those in other cars around you, and pedestrians. Without this important component running properly, you run the risk of destroying your car, ending up in a hospital, and damaging other property. You never know when the brakes will go out, but if your car is giving you signs, it’s time for you to pay attention.

What’s Involved in Brake Repair

When you bring your automobile in for brake repair, we’ll conduct an inspection first. During this time, we’ll measure the wear of your front and rear brake pad, the drum, and the rotor. We’ll inspect the emergency brake and test the brake fluid.

If our inspection shows the need for further repair, we can speak with you about a timeline to get it done. Most repairs include removing the old elements and installing the new brake pads. We’ll resurface rotors and drums, change the brake fluid, conduct brake bleeding, and replace other components such as hoses.

Schedule a Brake Inspection near Seattle

Whether you’ve noticed signs that your brakes are in disrepair or it’s been a while since they’ve been in for an inspection, it’s time to get one scheduled. Contact Greg’s Japanese Auto today at 1-800-794-7347.

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  • Disclaimer: Our Service Centers specialize in the maintenance and repair of Japanese imports manufactured for distribution in the US market only. Vehicles produced and distributed for other markets require specialized parts which we do not inventory.

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Greg’s Japanese Auto

Tired of auto repair shops that don't understand your car? Want a car mechanic who does? Come to Greg's Japanese Auto.

We only work on Japanese makes and models, and we have the experience and knowhow to give your car the service it deserves. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

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For quality service of your Japanese car model, rely on Greg's Japanese Auto Parts and Service. Call to schedule your appointment today at 1-800-564-5460.

GREG'S IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

It is only after great consideration, and a difficult decision, that effective Friday, March 13th, 2020, Greg’s Japanese Auto will be closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 Pandemic recommendations issued by Governor Jay Inslee, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

We have a responsibility, as a company that works with the community, to comply with these guidelines in order to ensure a safer and healthier community for all.

The truth is, there was no decision we could make that would satisfy every person that comes into Greg’s Japanese Auto. However, we know that if our community is to stop the spread of this virus, we have an obligation to adhere to the same actions.

We cannot put our vulnerable populations at greater risk by continuing the spread of this virus. The most responsible thing we can do is to take greater action now.

Please stay safe and healthy and do your part in controlling the spread of the Coronavirus.

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Thank you for understanding our tough decision during these difficult times.