Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area Auto Repair

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Arlington North
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(817) 459-4004
1351 N.E. Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington, TX, 76006
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Arlington Southwest
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(817) 465-9955
6017 S. Cooper St.
Arlington, TX, 76001
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Colleyville
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(817) 788-2489
700 Glade Rd
Colleyville, TX 76034
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Coppell
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(972) 304-6206
611 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Coppell, TX, 75019
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Dallas Carrollton
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(972) 713-6666
4015 Frankford Rd.
Dallas, TX, 75287
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Dallas Beltline
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(972) 716-0696
6161 Alexis Dr.
Dallas, TX, 75254
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Duncanville
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(972) 780-2501
1002 S. Cedar Ridge
Duncanville, TX, 75137
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Euless
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(817) 571-5700
240 W. Harwood Rd.
Euless, TX, 76039
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Fort Worth Southwest
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(817) 292-5700
7228 S. Hulen St.
Fort Worth, TX, 76133
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Fort Worth Fossil Creek
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(817) 427-1800
7360 N. Beach St.
Fort Worth, TX, 76137
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Garland North
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(972) 530-2886
6246 N. Jupiter Rd.
Garland, TX, 75044
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Grand Prairie East
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(972) 262-9090
315 W. Westchester Pkwy.
Grand Prarie, TX, 75052
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Lewisville
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(972) 434-4340
475 N. Valley Pkwy
Lewisville, TX, 75067
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Plano
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(972) 618-4153
6301 Independence Pkwy
Plano, TX, 75023
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Can Car Brakes Overheat?

Just like in any other car parts such as the engine, radiator, and pistons, your car brakes can also overheat. While any brakes can overheat if used for a prolonged period, always beware that overheating may lead to partial or complete loss of braking power, which may put your life at significant risk.

How Brakes Overheat

Brakes often heat mainly due to the friction generated when you apply pressure to the brake pads. Though this friction remains essential for the car to slow down or even stop entirely, remember where there exists friction, there is heat too. However, depending on the friction between the brake pads rotors, the breaks may overheat, causing a braking problem.

Main Signs Of Overheating Brakes

Here are the signs you must watch out for to know when your brakes overheat:

· Brake Fade

You can detect brake fade when your pedals start to feel soft. Brake fade occurs when water collects within the car's brake fluid reservoir. Often, the water boils and steams due to the brake fluid's heat, hampering your vehicle's brakes' efficiency. As a result, you will feel a soft or a spongy feel when you press down the brakes.

· Smoking Brakes

Another sign of overheating brakes is the occasional smoke that comes from your wheel the moment you press down the brake paddle. The brake pads burn due to overheating, and a smell may also accompany the smoke emanating from the wheel. When you see this sign, then it is an indicator that your car brakes require agent attention.

· Squealing Sound

A brake system with worn-out brake pads often generates a sound when you apply brakes. Excessive friction generated during aggressive driving or malfunction brake pads may lead to a situation where the pads become gazed. As a result, the metal grinds on another metal emitting squealing sounds.

Ways To Avoid Overheating Brakes

Now that friction remains the primary cause of overheating brakes; you can avoid overheating by doing the following:

  • Always drive cautiously
  • Try engine braking sometimes
  • Get quality brake parts

On The Bottom Line

Always replace brake parts in pairs from a trusted mechanic or reputable service station. If you need brake system repair, give our auto repair shop a call today!