Brake Service & Repair

BRAKE INSPECTIONS, BRAKE JOB, BRAKE REPAIR, BRAKE REPLACEMENT

Perhaps the most vital mechanical component to driving safely, the brake system protects everyone on the road. Louetta Automotive safeguards you, your passengers, and your vehicle with our brake service and repair options.

Expert Brake Service

As a key component to on-the-road safety, brake repair is a job that should always be left to the experts. Louetta Automotive provides Cypress and the Greater Houston area with superior brake service, including:

  • Brake Inspections
  • Brake Repair
  • Brake Replacement

All of our technicians are ASE Certified and utilize cutting-edge technology to ensure that your brakes are reliable, long-lasting, and serviceable.

When To Schedule An Appointment

There are several factors that go into when you should have your brakes changed, and the answer may not be the same for every driver.

If you notice any of the following, it’s a good idea to schedule a brake service as soon as possible:

  • The Brake (ABS) Light On Your Dashboard Is Illuminated
  • Your Brakes Are Slow To Respond
  • The Pedal Has A Sponge-Like Quality When You Press Down
  • You Hear A Grinding Noise When You Hit The Brakes

Periodic brake system inspections from Louetta Automotive can go a long way in avoiding expensive repairs and keeping your vehicle safely on the road.

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Concierge Services

We understand how imperative it is that your vehicle is in proper working order. Because of this, we are introducing a new program designed with your security in mind.

The Louetta Automotive Concierge Program is a no-cost concierge service to help you eliminate unnecessary trips outside your home. We will pick up your car from your location (within three miles of a Louetta location) and return it to you free of charge after services have been completed.

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Your peace of mind is as important to us as it is to you. We promise to continue to do everything in our power to eliminate uncertainties and make your life easier. We hope that the Louetta Concierge Program demonstrates our commitment to you, ensuring that you can safely be on the road when you need to be.

For best performance, have your brakes checked every 6 months or 6,000 miles.

Keeping your brakes in good condition is important to your safety and to the life of your vehicle. Watch for these signs that it’s time for brake service:

  • Squealing, thumping or grinding sounds
  • Yellow puddles of brake fluid
  • Less resistance in the pedal when braking
  • More distance needed to come to a complete stop
  • Pulling to one side when braking
  • Vibration in the pedal when braking

How Often Should I Have My Brakes Checked?

We recommend having your brakes checked every 6 months or 6,000 miles or if you suspect any problems at all. We also check your brakes with every oil change if requested or during a tire rotation. Everyone’s brakes wear differently depending on the way they drive and their driving conditions, so how often a driver needs a brake service will vary.

Types of Brake Services

We offer a variety of brake services including:

  • Free, complete brake inspection
  • Brake pad or shoe replacement
  • Lubrication of calipers and hardware, machine drums or rotors
  • Brake fluid flush

After a brake service is completed, our experienced technicians will test drive your vehicle to ensure everything is working properly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are a number of signs that can indicate the need for brake repair or brake replacement, including:

  • Noises that sound like metal-on-metal grinding, a loud squeal, or even something like metal pans dragging on the pavement as you stop.
  • A distinct difference in how your car stops— it’s taking longer or you have to press harder on the brake pedal.
  • You feel a pull to one side as you’re braking. 
  • You feel vibrations in your pedals as you’re stopping.
  • You notice a yellow fluid under your vehicle after it’s stopped. This can mean leaking brake fluid.
  • Your dashboard has a warning indicator for your braking system.

Delaying service when your brakes need to be checked is dangerous and repairs can be more costly when components start to fail. If you’ve noticed any of the signs above, schedule a brake check appointment online

Absolutely. Brake fluid should be replaced according to the preventative maintenance schedule recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer. Like other vehicle fluids, brake fluid wears down over time and is less able to do its job. A brake fluid flush and replacement at set intervals makes sure the fluid is always providing the best level of protection for the brake’s vital components. It’s especially important in our area—vehicles in Houston and the surrounding areas are exposed to environmental factors like heat and humidity that degrades fluid over time. 

Brake fluid also gets debris and moisture built up in it over time, which makes it less able to transfer heat out of the brake system. This then causes premature wear and tear on different parts like pads and rotors. 

How long brake pads last varies significantly based on how many miles are driven and your driving habits. There are also several different types of brake pads such as semi-metallic, ceramic, or organic. Each of these types varies in their typical lifespans. Having a lot of hard braking events and regularly driving in stop-and-go traffic can also make pads wear out faster. On average, brake pads will last between 30K and 70K miles or approximately three to seven years.

To perform any form of brake service on your vehicle, you need the proper tools and experience to do this vital job correctly. The risk of not having brake calipers installed correctly is having your brakes fail. If you have any doubts about your ability to do the job right, it’s best to bring in your vehicle to have it serviced by certified professionals using the best parts and equipment available. 

If you search the internet for the best brake repair, you’ll find a lot of results, but you never know if you’re getting quality service from qualified mechanics. All of our mechanics are ASE-certified and we only use the highest-quality parts and products, designed especially for your particular vehicle. 

With multiple locations around the greater Houston area, there’s always a Louetta Automotive auto shop nearby to service your brakes in a safe and professional manner.

Brake rotors are large metal discs that are connected into your wheel. You’ll see a lot of different kinds of rotors such as blank, drilled, or slotted, but most newer vehicles will be factory-equipped with blank and smooth-type rotors. Pushing the brakes in your car causes the brake calipers to squeeze the pads against the brake rotor. The pressure causes friction which will help slow down the wheel and the vehicle. Brake rotors wear out over time and should also be checked whenever brake service is performed.

Definitely not. There are a lot of different brake shops in Texas and not everyone will have qualified ASE-certified mechanics in their work bays. ASE standards are incredibly high, equivalent to masters-level in the mechanic’s sphere. With brakes, being ASE-certified means we know foregin and domestic brake systems vehicles inside and out. Always make sure the facility you’re considering requires certification for all of its technicians.

We make saving money on brake checks, brake service, new brake pads, and more easy on our brake coupons page. To get the best prices on brakes, always be sure to check out the coupons page before your service appointment. You can also sign up for our email list to get current deals delivered right to your inbox.

Brake pads can be made of several different materials, all depending on the driving conditions, performance, or quality of the pad desired. Brake pads come in semi-metallic, ceramic, or even organic materials. Each has their own advantages for particular situations. 

  • Semi-metallic brake pads  are the most common type of pads and are made of different metals like copper, steel, and brass that are bonded together. Semi-metallics are good “everyday” brake pads as they perform well, last a long time, and are also economical.
  • Ceramic brake pads are made of ceramic fibers that are bonded and may also be mixed with some copper. Ceramics are often what you’ll see on high-performance racing vehicles because these generate a lot of heat and need a higher-end material to help dissipate it. Ceramics are typically more expensive, very durable, and last a long time.
  • Organic brake pads use non-metallic components such as bonded glass or rubber. Organics are usually quieter and are also more eco-friendly. However, organic pads are not as durable and won’t last as long as semi-metallic or ceramic.

At your brake service appointment, our technicians can help you understand these options and recommend the one that’s best for your vehicle. 

Your warning light means something isn’t right in the braking system. This can be one of several different issues, such as low fluid or the e-brake simply being engaged, but it’s best to get your vehicle in for a brake check appointment so that we can identify the issue. 

We offer free estimates for brake services. We’ll outline everything that needs to be done and walk you through all your options. If you’d like to finance your brake repair, we have options there, too. By applying for the Louetta Automotive VIP CFNA credit card, you’ll enjoy no annual fee and low monthly payments. 

The typical turnaround time for brake pad replacement is an hour or less. While we work hard to make sure our waiting rooms are clean and comfortable, we strive to get your vehicle in and out as quickly as possible.

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