DOW Auto Care | Auto Repair Near Me | Port Orange, FL | Brake Service and System
Dow Auto Care
4612 South Ridegwood Ave. Port Orange, FL 32127
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Computerized Engine Analysis
Cooling System Maintenance
Engine Service
CV Joints and Drive axle
Engine Tune up
Engine Rebuild
Brake Service and System
Battery Replacement
Depending on the year, make, and model of your vehicle, one important light is your brake service light. If your brake service warning light on your dashboard is lit, it may indicate there is an issue with your braking system equipment. Do not take this light easily. It means you are no longer safe on the road. Brakes can stop working any time.
(386) 947-7686
Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

After Hour Drop Off Facility
Things to watch for
  • Scraping or grinding noise coming from the brakes
  • Test of Brake fluid indicates a copper content of 200 ppm or greater indicating the need for a fluid replacement
  • Brake pedal feels soft or spongy when the brakes pedal is depressed
  • Vehicle pulls to one side when the brakes are applied
  • Brake fluid level in master cylinder low
  • Brake system Warning Lamp stays illuminated

How long does it take to stop an automobile?

MPH
Reaction Time (ft)
Braking Distance (ft)
Total (ft)
15
16
12
28
25
27
32
59
30
33
47
80
45
50
104
154
55
61
155
216
70
77
252
329
1

Brake Service and System

A/C Repair FAQs
Q: What is an auto braking system

An automotive braking system is a group of mechanical, electronic and hydraulically activated components which use friction / heat to stop a moving vehicle.


Q: How does a braking system work?

When the brake pedal is depressed, the pressure on the brake pedal moves a piston in the master cylinder, forcing the brake fluid from the master cylinder through the brake lines and flexible hoses to the calipers and wheel cylinders. The force applied to the brake pedal produces a proportional force on each of the pistons. 


Q: What are disk brakes?

Disc Brakes are comprised of a disc or rotor, a  caliper assembly, disc brake pads and the wheel bearings and hardware necessary to mount the components on the vehicle.  The caliper is connected to the master cylinder through tubes, hoses and valves that conduct brake fluid through the system.


Q: What are drum brakes?

Drum Brakes are comprised of a drum & backing plate, a  hub or axle assembly, brake shoes , wheel cylinder, wheel bearings and hardware necessary to mount these components on the vehicle.  The wheel cylinder is connected to the master cylinder through tubes, hoses and valves that conduct brake fluid through the system.


Q: What is brake fluide?

Brake fluid is a type of hydraulic fluid used in brake applications for automobiles and light trucks. It is used to transfer force under pressure from where it is created through hydraulic lines to the braking mechanism near the wheels.  Braking applications produce a lot of heat so brake fluid must have a high boiling point to remain effective and must not freeze under operating conditions.