Auto Brake Repair in Katy, TX, and Cinco Ranch

While braking systems were once considered the easy part of auto repairs, they have evolved over time and grown much more complex — making finding quality and affordable brake repairs no longer so simple. Advances in technology have brought drum brakes, disc brakes, anti-lock braking systems, and more, all of which have increased the complexity of brake systems and the importance of regular auto brake repair and maintenance.

At Dillon’s Automotive, we go beyond just replacing brake pads. Our ASE-certified technicians provide the attention needed to determine all of the damaged components in the braking system and get your car up and running. To help to prevent any unwanted surprises or unexpected costs to you, our technicians will explain all of the necessary work in detail, and make sure that you approve, before proceeding on any repairs.

In addition to our trusted service, we also use top-quality parts for brake repairs and replacements. Our goal is to provide quality workmanship while keeping costs low for our customers. We understand the importance of maintaining a vehicle’s braking system and aim to consistently deliver unparalleled service and quality parts, to keep your vehicle on the road for longer.

Request a service online or call us at 281-395-1100 to get on our schedule for brake repairs in Katy, TX, and Cinco Ranch.

“I needed to have my brake pads checked because I sometimes heard squeaky noises when I was backing up my car. I took my car to Dillon’s Automotive because they get good reviews and are close to where I live.

Later, the technician called and told me that my brake pads were still thick enough and no replacement was needed at this time. The squeaky noise is due to the rusty rotors but the car is safe to drive. He also suggested I have the mechanics check the rotors and brake pads next time I take my car for an oil change. I was very impressed with their honesty! There is no charge for the inspection. Also, they gave me a ride to and from home. Thank you!”

– Fanwei Zeng, Satisfied Customer

25+ years of experience offering brake repair and maintenance in Katy and Cinco Ranch.

Dillon’s Automotive has a team of ASE-certified mechanics for brake repairs, which means that they are invested in their continued education and up-to-date on necessary training regarding one of the most important parts of your vehicle.

From small squeaks and grinding to entire anti-lock braking systems, our typical brake job is completely exhaustive, to make sure the job is done right and you are left feeling safe and satisfied. Our auto repair shop can handle all matter of brake repairs, including:

  • Brake pad replacements
  • Brake rotor replacements
  • Brake caliper repairs and replacements
  • Brake line repairs
  • Master cylinder replacements
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) repairs and maintenance

Our team has experience working with all types of vehicles, including domestic, imported, luxury, and high-performance cars. Even more importantly, we guarantee our work with our 2-year/24,000-mile warranty with a trip interruption plan.

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What does a full brake service include?

A full brake check in Katy at Dillon’s Automotive is comprehensive, covering every component of your vehicle’s brake system to ensure it operates at peak efficiency. This includes a detailed inspection of brake pads, rotors, calipers, and brake lines to identify any wear or damage. Brake check services can also involve:

  • Fluid inspection and replacement: The brake fluid levels and quality will be checked and replaced if necessary to ensure proper hydraulic function and braking responsiveness. 
  • Pad and rotor evaluation: The thickness of the brake pads and rotors will be measured and recommendations will be made for replacements if they are worn beyond recommended limits.
  • Caliper check: Technicians will inspect the brake calipers for any signs of leakage or damage, ensuring they can apply the necessary pressure to the brake pads.
  • Brake line inspection: This includes an examination of the brake lines for any signs of wear, leakage, or damage that could compromise braking effectiveness.
  • ABS system check: For vehicles equipped with anti-lock braking systems, diagnostics can be run to ensure the ABS functions correctly, providing you with safer braking in critical conditions.

After completing the service, our mechanics perform a test drive to ensure everything works seamlessly, providing you with peace of mind and the assurance of safe driving.

How much does brake repair cost?

The average cost of brake repairs or brake replacements can vary significantly depending on several factors, including the make and model of the vehicle, the extent of wear or damage to the braking system components, and the type of parts used for replacements. In general, basic brake repairs can start at around $100, while more extensive repairs or replacements can cost upwards of $500 or more.

It is important to keep in mind that investing in regular brake maintenance and check-ups can save you money in the long run by preventing major damage or failures that could result in costly repairs. 

On average, brakes last 30,000-40,000 miles, but with the right care from a reputable shop, some can last over 100,000 miles. Choosing not to service your brake fluid every 2 years or every 30,000 miles can cause premature wear on the hydraulic part of the brakes, master cylinders, calipers, wheel cylinders, and anti-lock brake system. 

Similarly, going to a technician who doesn’t have the proper tools or training can cause the problems with your brake system to be inaccurately diagnosed or result in the wrong components being replaced or repaired. This can ultimately lead to more frequent and costly repairs in the future.

How often should you get your brakes checked?

It is recommended to have your brakes checked at least once a year, or every 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. However, it is important to pay attention to any signs of brake issues that may arise within that timeframe and get them inspected immediately if necessary. Some common indicators that your brakes may need attention include:

  • Squeaking or grinding noises
  • Vibrations or pulsations when braking
  • Change in the responsiveness of your brakes

Brakes are one of the most vital safety components of your vehicle and should be regularly inspected to ensure they are functioning properly. Not only can faulty brakes lead to costly repairs, but they can also put you and others on the road at serious risk.

Keep yourself and others safe on the road with auto brake repair services from Dillon’s Automotive.

At Dillon’s Automotive, our technicians are ASE-certified, ensuring that your vehicle receives the highest level of care and expertise during any brake service or repair. Utilizing the latest diagnostic tools and equipment, including BG services and products, we accurately assess your brake system, and help identify any issues before they turn into major problems. And, if we notice any other auto repairs during the inspection like windows, lock, or door repairs, heating or AC repairs, or transmission repairs, we will let you know right away and can likely repair them same day with your approval.

Whether it’s a routine check, fluid replacement, or a more complex repair, our goal is to provide top-notch service that extends the life of your brakes and keeps you driving safely. With customer satisfaction as our priority, you can trust Dillon’s Automotive for all your brake maintenance needs.

To learn more about our services for brake repairs in Katy, TX, and Cinco Ranch or to get on our schedule, you can request a service online or call us at 281-395-1100 today!

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