Brake Repair

Brake Repair in Yelm, WA

Make Sure You Can Stop When It Counts Most

Never a Good Time to Be Without Brakes

There’s never a good time to be without brakes. You won’t have to be when you rely on our ASE-certified technicians at Emerald Car Care in Yelm, Washington. We have an employee-owned shop that is fully staffed by a team of veterans. This creates a service mentality that prioritizes quality brake repair services for our customers. No details are left out in our pursuit of excellence. We’re easy to reach, located at 10615 Bald Hill Road SE Yelm, WA 98597. Hours are Monday - Thursday 8 am to 6 pm Friday 8 am to 5 pm, and walk-ins and always welcome. You can also schedule an appointment ahead of time using our online scheduler or by calling us at (360) 458-1421.

Signs That It’s Time for Brake Repair

It’s a good idea to bring your vehicle for a brake inspection and service about once every year (or more often if you drive long distances or under harsh conditions). However, you should also be vigilant, noticing signs that should prompt you to get brake repair sooner. One clear sign that your brakes need work is that your stopping distances are increasing. Also, if you hear squealing or squeaking as you apply your brakes, you likely need brake pad replacement. They’re tough, but they don’t last forever. As they wear down, you may hear a high-pitched noise. That’s part of the manufacturer’s design to warn you that the pads are below minimum safe thickness. Once they’re beyond that point, you may hear grinding. That points to metal against metal, along with damage. Other indicators include shaking or bumping as you brake (potentially a sign of warped rotors) or pulling to one side as you depress the brake pedal.  Beware of burning odors, too. Perhaps the emergency brake was accidentally left engaged. Improper or aged brake fluid could be to blame, as well.

Additional Services that Matter to You

In addition to great brake repair, the experienced team at Emerald Car Care brings years of personal experience and nearly a quarter century of business operation. Moreover, we strive to provide the extras that matter to you. For example, we accept many payment methods and back repairs with an 18-month/18,000-mile warranty. We also offer the fastest possible turnaround time without compromising quality work. Waiting here? You’re welcome to use our free wifi. Leaving your car with us?  Bring it during business hours, or take advantage of our after-hours drop-off/pick-up.  We’ll keep you posted via email or text. Now that’s brake repair made easy!