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Automotive Service Solutions - Your Brake Experts

When your brakes squeal or squeak, or if the brake pedal feels squishy or spongy when you press down on it, call Automotive Service Solutions. Our ASE Certified technicians in Waterloo, IA can take care of all of your vehicle's brake requirements. Make certain that you and your cargo are safe by letting Automotive Service Solutions check your braking system. We'll make sure your brakes work when you need them.

Automotive Service Solutions' ASE Certified Technicians take professionalism to the next level by offering courteous and knowledgeable service to all of our customers. Our technicians continually train to make sure they can master every aspect of automotive including more technologically advanced braking systems. Call Automotive Service Solutions for expert, reliable brake maintenance and repair to assure safe, smooth stopping. Return to top

Your Braking System - Stopping Power on Iowa's Roadways

No matter what make or model of vehicle you drive, you want to make sure your brakes stop you when you want to stop. Brakes systems have evolved over the last 100 years by technological innovation. What used to be only crude stopping mechanisms are now dependable and efficient pieces of a powerful stopping system. Depending on your vehicle make and model, the basic brake system consists mainly of disc brakes in the front, and either disk or drum brakes in the rear. The brakes are linked to each wheel and to the master cylinder by a series of tubes and hoses, which supply them with the all-essential brake fluid (hydraulic fluid).Return to top

Automotive Service Solutions - The Master Cylinder Experts

Your master cylinder is a type of "pressure converter". When your foot pushes down on the brake pedal the master cylinder converts this pressure to hydraulic pressure. The hydraulic pressure sends the brake fluid into the wheel brakes.

If your master cylinder is not converting the right amount of pressure to your brakes it may be because of a leak in the system. If the leak is slow, eventually the fluid will decrease and the brakes will not work. If there is a major leak, all of the fluid will leak out as soon as you step on the brake pedal and, again, your brakes will fail.

Most braking systems today have a combination valve that will warn the driver if there is a problem with the brake system. If you are experiencing a braking problem with your vehicle, bring it in to Automotive Service Solutions today and our brake experts will get your brakes back to top-notch condition and get you driving safely back down the road.
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Brake Lines and Hoses - Waterloo and Cedar Falls area, Iowa

The channels that deliver the pressurized brake fluid into the braking unit(s) at each wheel are steel braided brake lines and high pressure, shock, and road resistant brake hoses. It is important to have your brake lines and hoses inspected periodically to make sure they are not worn or leaking. Worn brake lines and hoses can make your braking system fail and leave you in an unsafe driving situation.

Automotive Service Solutions' ASE Certified Technicians will make sure your brake lines and hoses are working at peak performance to keep you and your cargo driving, and stopping, safely down Iowa's roads.
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Wheel Cylinders and Calipers - Service, Repairs, Replacements

Wheel cylinders consist of cylinders surrounded by two rubber-sealed pistons that connect the piston with the brake shoe. When brake pressure is applied, pistons are forced out, pushing the shoes into the drum. The brake calipers squeeze brake pads onto the rotor to stop your car. Automotive Service Solutions ASE Certified Technicians are your brake experts in Waterloo, IA.Return to top

Disc Brake Pads and Drum Brake Shoes - Automotive Service Solutions

A disc brake uses fluid that is released by the master cylinder to force pressure into a caliper that presses against a piston. The piston then squeezes two brake pads against the rotor, forcing it to stop. Brake shoes are steel shoes with friction material bonded to them. For quality brake pads and shoes call us at Automotive Service Solutions. We know how to get your brakes working efficiently and effectively!Return to top

The Braking System All Comes Together

When you step on the brake pedal, you trigger the release of brake fluid into a system of tubes and hoses, where the fluid travels to the braking unit located at each wheel. You are actually pushing against a plunger, of sorts, in the master cylinder, which causes the fluid to be released.

When it comes to stopping a 2,000-pound vehicle that is traveling at high speeds, you want consistent motion and pressure. Because brake fluid cannot be compressed it continues to flow through the tubes and hoses in the exact same motion and pressure as it started.

Unfortunately, brake performance is affected when air is gathered within the fluid. Since air CAN compress, sponginess in the pedal is created which disrupts this consistency. This creates inefficient braking. Thus the need for "bleeder screws" which are located at each wheel cylinder. This can be removed and the unwanted air is "bled" out of the brake system.
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Your Expert Brake Inspection, Maintenance & Repair in Waterloo, Iowa

Automotive Service Solutions' friendly and professional ASE Certified technicians are experts in all phases of repairs and maintenance. We use only the best in brake products and parts for your vehicle's brake system. For quick, affordable and professional brake inspections, maintenance and repair call for us today!
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