Your BMW brake shop and more.
When you get your BMW brakes replaced, you want it done right. Our ASE-certified technicians will quickly and accurately assess your brakes and replace them if necessary. Not every part of a braking system wears at the same rate. That’s why we follow the Motorist Assurance Program Uniform Inspection Guidelines. It guarantees we provide exceptional service every time and that nothing is overlooked.
We inspect these BMW braking system components so that you’re safe on every Scottsdale road you travel.
Disc brake inspections include:
- Pads and disc brake rotors
- Hardware and calipers
Drum brake inspections include:
- Shoes and brake drums
- Return springs
- Wheel cylinders
Hydraulic system inspections include:
- Power booster
- Brake hoses and fluid life
- Master cylinder
We also inspect your emergency brake cable. Braking systems are different for certain BMW makes and models. There are similarities that are constant across all vehicles, though. Disc brakes are used in the front and rear of a vehicle. Drum brakes are strictly made for the rear. Your braking system links each individual brake to its wheel and the master cylinder. This linking system is comprised of metal hoses that deliver brake fluid to each brake.
What are BMW braking systems composed of?
It all starts with the master cylinder.
The master cylinder converts your brake press into hydraulic pressure. This pressure delivers each wheel brake with braking fluid.
Hoses and lines deliver fluids.
Brake lines and hoses are built rugged. Brake lines are braided in steel to survive exposure to the roadway. Hoses must handle extreme pressure. These both provide each wheel with the brake fluid they need to perform under extreme heat.
Wheel cylinders and calipers do the hard work.
Wheel cylinders connect pistons and your brake shoe. Pistons respond to pressure, specifically pressure from the hoses. Fluid forces the pistons outward. They push the shoes and drum together. In front brakes, the work of the piston is accomplished by the calipers.
Disc brake pads and shoes help you stop.
Pads and shoes are made up of friction materials. These may be ceramic, composites, or mixtures. All three have different lifespans and levels of stopping power.
How It Comes Together:
Stepping on your brake pedal sends brake fluid through your hoses and tubes. This quickly arrives at your wheel brakes. The whole process can be disrupted by air in the brake lines. Brake fluid won’t compress, air will. That leaves you with spongy brakes. When your brake fluids are checked, air is released using bleeder valves. Bleeding gets out the air and maintains pressure in your lines. That makes sure you have the stopping power you need when you need it.