(415) 777-9858
875 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
Mon-Fri: 7:30AM - 6:00PM • Sat-Sun: Closed
Treat the customer with respect
and fix their cars right the first time.

Cowden Automotive provides Brake Inspection services to San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, San Mateo, CA, and other surrounding areas.

Approx. Time: 30 Minutes  |   Price Range: Get Quote for Price

The Basics Behind Brake Inspection Services at Cowden Automotive

Brakes use friction to bring a vehicle to a complete stop. This friction creates a substantial amount of heat that can degrade the brakes and brake components over time. As a result, inspecting these components and ensuring proper operation has become a critical part of overall vehicle maintenance. Although brake systems vary from vehicle to vehicle, the responsibility and importance of the components remains the same. Today, some common brake types include drum and disc brakes. Drum brakes contain brake shoes, drums, wheel cylinders, springs, and self-adjusters. Disc brakes contain brake pads, rotors, calipers, and hydraulic components. Depending on the design of the rear brake system, the parking brake assembly, which keeps the vehicle from rolling once stopped, can be housed in either a drum or rotor. All of these components, including the brake pedal and brake fluid, should be checked during a brake inspection service to help ensure that a vehicle is safe to operate.

Why Should You Have Brake Inspection Services Performed at Cowden Automotive?

Brake inspections are crucial to ensuring safe driving conditions. Determining when to seek an inspection will depend on your driving conditions and preferences. The goal of our brake inspection is to find, diagnose, and discuss any issues while recommending brake repair procedures. During a brake inspection, we may discover that your brake system requires new brake pads or shoes, or the installation of new brake calipers or wheel cylinders. Alternatively, we may need to drain and replace your old brake fluid to rid the brake lines of air, dirt, and other contaminants. If your brake lines and hoses show cracks or heat damage, we may suggest replacements. To restore maximum braking ability, the rotors or drums of your disc or drum brake system might also need to be replaced. Our methods and items for repair will vary by inspection, so please contact us online or give us a call to learn more about brake maintenance.

We proudly service the Brake Inspection needs of customers in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, San Mateo, CA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Oakland CA | San Francisco CA | San Mateo CA | and surrounding areas

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Cowden Automotive in San Francisco, CA

Cowden Automotive's business is built on two basic principles: treat our customers with respect and fix your car right the first time. Those two principles have guided our business for over 30 years and continue on today. At Cowden Automotive, we believe that finding an auto repair shop shouldn't be a challenge. We build strong relationships with our customers and work harder to deliver the best auto repair services in the greater San Francisco, CA region. When you need your car fixed in Oakland, your check engine light decoded in San Mateo, or your oil changed near the bay, come to Cowden Automotive for great service, expert diagnostics, and quality auto repair. Proudly serving San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, San Mateo, CA, and surrounding areas.

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Phone: (415) 777-9858
Fax: (415) 777-2150
Address: 875 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94107
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