The brakes are a vital part of your car or truck’s performance. Brakes allow you to maintain a proper stopping distance at red lights, and stop signs, and if you have to make a sudden stop because something darts in front of your vehicle, such as a child or an animal. Without good brakes, your vehicle is bound to have problems, which could result in a bad accident or even a life-threatening injury, if you are not able to stop in time. You never know when you are going to have to hit the brakes in order to avoid a catastrophe, so you always want to maintain your vehicle’s brakes to ensure that they function properly when needed the most. There are numerous components to a brake system, such as the brake pedal, hydraulic brake fluid, drum brakes, disc brakes, and anti-lock brake systems. Not everyone is a mechanic, so when a problem arises with your car or truck’s brake system, you need a reliable repair shop that will be there to get the problem fixed so you can get back on the road in no time at all. Cooper Service Inc. works on both automobile and diesel-oriented vehicles when it comes to maintaining and fixing bad brakes. Our family-owned business of 52 years serves the Orland Park region and the greater Chicago area. Having a brake problem can be very serious, so it is best to bring your vehicle to a reliable professional who can take on the job at hand. Don Cooper and his hardworking team of professionals work on all types of car and truck models to help individuals maintain their brakes and fix any brake problem that might be causing your car or truck to not perform properly. Cooper Service Inc. recommends regular maintenance on your brakes in order to give your vehicle the opportunity to perform at its highest capacity. Routine inspections, brake pad replacement, and rotor replacement should all be a part of your vehicle’s maintenance list based on mileage and use. However, sometimes warning signs appear that indicate a potential brake problem. The following list of brake problems are some of the more common things that can occur with your braking system and should be taken into Cooper Service Inc. for further inspection before the problem augments and gets worse.

  • A spongy brake pedal could indicate air in the brake system or contamination of the brake fluid.
  • The brake pedal goes to the floor-could indicate a leak somewhere in the system or your brakes need to be adjusted.
  • A hard brake pedal could mean that your brake pads are worn out, a problem with the power brake booster, or a variety of other problems that need to be inspected by a professional.
  • Noisy brakes-when your brakes squeal or grind the problem could be worn linings, loose calipers, or a problem with the drums or rotors.

Also have your vehicle inspected right away if you notice your brakes dragging, your car or truck pulling to one side, and especially if your brake warning system light comes on and stays on. These could all be potential big-time problems with your brakes, and Cooper Service Inc. professionals are the ones who have the answers to what might be causing the problem. At Cooper Service Inc., we put forth a caring attitude in everything we do. From computer diagnostics to brake repairs, our service team is devoted to getting your vehicle back on the road promptly. Don’t ignore a brake system problem. If you do, it is only going to get worse. Come to Cooper Service Inc. for regular inspections and repairs, and allow us to give your vehicle the tender loving care it deserves for all the hard work it does for you!