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Brake Repairs

Brake Repairs in Rochester, NY

Most drivers don’t put too much thought into something they step on daily to work. Still, your braking system is an essential component that sees a lot of shoe action but not a lot of thought until something, well, breaks.

At Lewis General Tires, we specialize in brake repairs and services. If your brakes are acting strange, squealing, or stopping you with apprehension instead of your car, contact our Rochester team for repairs.

We Stop Faulty Brakes

When your brakes give you trouble, turn to our brake professionals. We provide a full range of brake system services, such as:

We also provide our services at very competitive prices. Simply put, we don’t like being beat. For great brake repair prices in Rochester, give us a visit. We also invite you to contact us about our most up-to-date, low repair rate.

Brake F.A.Q

We’re automotive repair experts with a penchant for putting a stop to faulty brakes. You have questions, and we have answers on the braking system in your vehicle.


What's in a brake system?


Your braking system contains the following key components:

  • Brake Pedal: Begins the braking process.
  • Rotors: Also known as brake discs; stop your wheels when squeezed by your brake pads.
  • Brake Pads: Squeeze the rotors.
  • Brake Pistons: Push the brake pads against the rotors with hydraulic fluid

There’s a lot more to your braking system, including brake cylinders, drums, shoes, and more. Every time you hit the brake pedal, you start a process that appears to offer results immediately.


How do brakes work?


It seems simple:

  • You step on your brake pedal.
  • Your car stops.

In reality, it’s a lot more complex than that. When you step on your brake pedal, the brake fluid carries the force of your step to your brakes. You actually can’t create enough force by yourself to slow your tires. Instead, your vehicle helps you by using leverage and manipulating hydraulic force. Your brakes then transmit the force to your tires using friction.


Why are my brakes squeaking?


Your metal rotors are vibrating. Common reasons include the weather (dust and humidity), type of material used in the brake pads (which squeeze the rotor), and age. It could also be a mouse with uncanny squeak timing. We can’t rule this out until you visit us.

Keep in mind squeaking is often due to something simple. Bring your vehicle over to our shop and our professionals will let you know, so you can stop worrying. We can also make it so you stop hearing that squeak or squeal each time you press the pedal.


What causes brakes to wear out quickly?


Premature brake wear has multiple causes that often involve the rotors, including:

  • Cleanliness Level: Clean rotors and pads perform better and for longer than dirty ones. Even new rotors need to be cleaned first to remove any contaminates.
  • Proper Break-in: Rotors and pads need to be broken in properly for you to get the most out of them. This is especially important today, since more light weight materials are being used in the two parts.
  • Correct Thickness: Over time, rotors lose thickness. Driving with a skinny rotor can cause braking problems.

Fortunately, our team knows how to install brake components right and can easily pinpoint any of these problems if they are currently plaguing your vehicle. With proper installation of rotors, pads, calipers, and other parts, your brakes won’t wear quickly.

Remember, being able to stop your vehicle is just as important as making it go. Lewis General Tires is a professional brake repair shop for a reason. Get in contact with us today, and break away from your brake problems. Call, visit, or schedule an appointment using the form below.

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Email: craiglewis@lewistires.com

Phone: (585) 334-0900

Fax: (585) 334-4615

Address: 3870 West Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14623

Hours: Mon - Fri: 8AM - 5PM
Sat: 8AM - 12PM

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About Lewis General Tires

Lewis General Tires is a pillar of the community. Lewis General Tires is a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, auto repair and brake services for customers located in and around the Rochester, New York area. Our goal is to focus on customer service. It is the foundation of our business. Lewis General Tires employs a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance and light truck or SUV tires. Custom wheels are available at Lewis General Tires. Special wheels and rims compliment any tire or customer vehicle. Complete under-car services, such as oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignment, and transmission fluid flush for both foreign and domestic vehicles are readily available at competitive prices. Take this opportunity to browse Lewis General Tires website or call us for personalized service.