Brake Repair FAQS

Atlas Transmission would like to welcome you to our page dedicated to questions our automotive repair specialists are frequently asked about Brake Repair.

What are common signs of brake wear?

There are several noticeable signs that the brakes in a vehicle may be showing signs of wearing. One of the most obvious signs of brake wear is a brake pedal with a spongy or low feeling. This usually indicates that air is present in the hydraulic system. There may be an imbalance in the brake system when the red brake-warning light appears. The presence of an amber brake-warning light is usually related to a problem with the ABS system. Brake pad or shoe replacement is usually required when a continuous squealing or grinding sound is heard.

What is the cost to fix or replace brakes?

When asked by our auto repair shop's customers in the greater Sumter ~ Columbia area how much it will cost to fix or replace their brakes our brake specialists tell them the cost will vary depending on what needs to be done to ensure they are back on the roads of greater Sumter ~ Columbia safely. Atlas Transmission advises anyone in the Sumter ~ Columbia area that may be hearing brake noises, including squeaking, screeching, or grinding that they should immediately come to Atlas Transmission and let us do a brake inspection on their vehicle. A brake repair can involve any one of several different things, including worn out brake pads, calipers or drums may be a problem, as may the master cylinder, individual wheel cylinders, or a lack of brake fluid. When considering the cost of a total brake repair in Sumter ~ Columbia, including cylinders, pads, drums, rotors, and calipers, the cost of a brake repair can run around $750 if not more.

What does it cost to replace brake rotors?

Atlas Transmission usually tells our customers in the Sumter ~ Columbia area that the cost to replace brake rotors can range from between $150 to $250 dollars per rotor replacement.