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1558 S Wabash Ave Chicago, IL 60605-2809
1558 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605-2809
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1558 S Wabash Ave
Most stores are open nights and weekends
FIRESTONE COMPLETE AUTO CARE PERFORMS NEARLY
ONE MILLION BRAKE REPAIRS EVERY YEAR.
On the road, you encounter red lights, pedestrians, and traffic. You press the brake pedal and your car stops, keeping you and your passengers safe. Have you ever wondered how brakes work?
There are two types of car brakes: disc brakes and drum brakes. Both disc brakes and drum brakes work by using friction and resistance to convert kinetic energy into heat energy. That necessary friction is created through the use of a hydraulic system. All brakes use a hydraulic system, wherein fluid moves through brake lines to create pressure which presses the brakes pads against the rotors and stops the car. Drum brakes work the same way, where brake shoes presses against the drum.
Fast facts about brakes and how brakes work:
Over time, brake pads and brake rotors wear out. When brake pads are new, they consist of a semi-metallic or ceramic material that is 8, 10 or 12 mm thick. When those brake pads wear down to 4 mm or less of semi-metallic or ceramic material, it's time to visit a Firestone Complete Auto Care. If the brake pads wear all the way down to the backing plate, the underlying metal of the brake pads scrape on the metal of the rotors and damage the rotor. Not only will brake replacement be necessary, but rotor replacement and caliper replacement will also be necessary if damaged.
Similarly, brake rotors wear out over time. The thickness required for brake rotors varies by vehicle. Firestone Complete Auto Care Tire and Auto Service Professionals can look up your vehicle specs and tell you how thick your brake rotors should be. Brake fluid change and brake bleeding should also be part of your routine maintenance service for brakes.
Save the time and expense of costly repairs by having your car brakes, including brake pads and brake rotors, checked at regular intervals to ensure they’re in good shape. Brake checks are free at all Firestone Complete Auto Care stores.
Your Firestone Complete Auto Care offers free brake checks 7 days a week. Have confidence your brakes are working right. Schedule an appointment or visit today!
Replacing Brake Rotors - Firestone Complete Auto Care professionals will inspect your vehicle's brakes and will replace warped or worn out brake rotors.
Need an e-brake check? If you have a loose hand brake or stuck emergency brake, get it repaired at Firestone Complete Auto Care.
Your nearby Firestone Complete Auto Care will check your squeaking or grinding brakes. Have confidence your brakes are working right, visit us today!
From brake pads to brake rotors, brake calipers to the master cylinder, Firestone auto professionals install or replace brake parts using the best brands.
Learn how hydraulic brake systems work on cars and trucks. Find out how to care for disc brakes and drum brakes at Firestone Complete Auto Care.
Brake fluid service includes testing, flush, and exchange of your brake fluid at your nearby Firestone Auto. Schedule an appointment online or visit us today!
At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we use only use the best brake parts. That's why we use Qualis rotors and drums when servicing your car brakes.
Learn the Types of Brakes & how disc brakes differ from drum brakes. Find out what types of brakes your car has at Firestone Complete Auto Care.
Firestone Complete Auto Care uses Wagner brakes when performing brake service. Wagner brake pads are the No. 1 brake pad in North America.