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Thu: 7:00am - 5:30pm

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Clausen Automotive

2118 S. Stoughton Rd.
Madison, WI 53716

Although everyone understands that brakes are by far the most important part of a vehicle, it is easy to let little things slip, like brake pads. It is important that drivers understand the signs that a brake repair is needed, such as:

1. If there is a loss of grip while braking
2. The feel of pulling one direction or another while braking
3. Shuddering in the steering wheel while braking
4. Loud noises while braking
5. Brake system warning light turns on
6. Vehicle taking longer than normal to stop

When the brake pedal is pressed, a complex system is engaged. This complex system includes the brake pads, which are most common to go out and need replacement. Once the pedal is pressed, brake fluid is forced to engage systems that will force the brake pad onto the disc rotor. This is what causes the friction and causes the vehicle to come to a stop. Brake pads are fitted to what is known as the caliper, which apply and release the pads from the disc rotor. For maximum efficiency and safety, the new pads must fit perfectly against the rotors.

When going in for a brake repair to have new pads installed, checking the disc rotors is also very important. If their surface is pitted and marred, they may need to be completely replaced or possibly just machined. This will ensure not only maximum braking efficiency but also provides for the safety of the driver and others, in or out of the vehicle.

Stopping problems because of worn brake pads? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Clausen Automotive, The Hybrid Shop, for more information about brake repair and to schedule an appointment. Since 1975, our family-owned auto shop has proudly served vehicle owners in Madison, WI, and the surrounding communities.

Watch the signs of brake repair and visit your nearby brake shop to ensure your braking system should be inspected if needed, including brake pads & rotors.

Although everyone understands that brakes are by far the most important part of a vehicle, it is easy to let little things slip, like brake pads. It is important that drivers understand the signs that a brake repair is needed, such as:

1. If there is a loss of grip while braking
2. The feel of pulling one direction or another while braking
3. Shuddering in the steering wheel while braking
4. Loud noises while braking
5. Brake system warning light turns on
6. Vehicle taking longer than normal to stop

When the brake pedal is pressed, a complex system is engaged. This complex system includes the brake pads, which are most common to go out and need replacement. Once the pedal is pressed, brake fluid is forced to engage systems that will force the brake pad onto the disc rotor. This is what causes the friction and causes the vehicle to come to a stop. Brake pads are fitted to what is known as the caliper, which apply and release the pads from the disc rotor. For maximum efficiency and safety, the new pads must fit perfectly against the rotors.

When going in for a brake repair to have new pads installed, checking the disc rotors is also very important. If their surface is pitted and marred, they may need to be completely replaced or possibly just machined. This will ensure not only maximum braking efficiency but also provides for the safety of the driver and others, in or out of the vehicle.

Stopping problems because of worn brake pads? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Clausen Automotive, The Hybrid Shop, for more information about brake repair and to schedule an appointment. Since 1975, our family-owned auto shop has proudly served vehicle owners in Madison, WI, and the surrounding communities.

Steve Clausen
Clausen AutomotiveAuto Repair Shop in Madison, WI

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2118 S. Stoughton Rd., Madison, WI 53716608-221-8321Service@ClausenAutomotive.com
Mon:7:00am - 5:30pm
Tue:7:00am - 5:30pm
Wed:7:00am - 5:30pm
Thu:7:00am - 5:30pm
Fri:7:00am - 5:30pm
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
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