Brakes

Hearing heavy grinding or squealing? Don't wait! Have your brakes checked at Wes Rogers Tire & Auto, Inc. in Mt. Vernon, IL.

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The brakes are certainly one of the most essential safety features of automobiles. The brake system is contained next to each of the wheels and is comprised of linings, rotors, and brake pads. Since brakes are the safest way and only way to properly stop your vehicle it is vital to pay attention to brake problem symptoms. Mt. Vernon, IL drivers count on Wes Rogers Tire & Auto, Inc. for quality quality brake service! Visit Wes Rogers Tire & Auto, Inc. today for brake service! 

Indications your brakes may need service:

  • Hearing grinding or squealing
  • Brake warning light illuminated 
  • Loss of brake pedal -  goes further to the floor than usual, feels spongy or pulsates

Our skilled specialists will: 

  • Examine hardware and components
  • If necessary, replace worn brake pads or shoes with new, high quality replacements
  • Resurface or replace rotors if necessary

It is vital not to wait if you are suspicious of issues with the brakes on your automobile. Wes Rogers Tire & Auto, Inc. in Mt. Vernon, IL will offer a comprehensive inspection of your brake system, perform any needed services, and have you safely back on the road quickly. Contact us today to set an appointment.

How do vehicle braking systems function?


There two standard types of brake systems in today’s vehicles - drum brakes and disc brakes. Drum brake systems use brake shoes that push out against a spinning brake drum that is joined to the wheel. This action slows the car by means of friction. More common are disc brakes, which incorporate the use of brake pads to squeeze a spinning disc rotor that is joined to the wheel. 

Since both systems work by creating friction, brake components are subject to a great deal of wear. Our skilled experts have the experience and knowledge to assess the degree of wear and decide whether replacement is needed.

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