Regardless of whether your driving resembles the creep of a turtle or the flash of a jackrabbit, you need to be able to rely on your brakes when you press the pedal. That’s why you need Locke Performance. Our technicians stay up to date on the latest technology, taking advantage of training opportunities. You can reach us by telephone at 574-393-9700 or simply drop by our shop at 28641 County Road 50, Nappanee, Indiana. We look forward to seeing you soon!
How Your Braking System Works
You know that you press the brake pedal, and the car stops, or so we hope it does. If your car straight up won’t stop, contact us immediately! So how exactly does braking work? As you apply pressure to the pedal, a piston moves into the master cylinder. This reservoir holds brake fluid that is forced through brake hoses to the cylinder near each wheel. The force multiplies, and metal components stop the car using friction.
The majority of modern cars have disc brakes (at least on the front wheels). With this type of brakes, the fluid force presses the brake caliper. As the caliper moves the brake pad against the disc, the contact between the metal parts and the resulting friction stops the vehicle. Older cars, as well as the rear wheels on a lot of newer automobiles, have drum brakes. These also operate using friction. The brake fluid force pushes metal brake shoes against the inner surface of the drums (turning inside the wheel), causing the auto to stop. Our team can provide proper repairs for whatever car you drive, whether it’s a normal sedan, a high-end performance racer, or an RV!
Why Choose Locke Performance?
Have you been driving to South Bend, Elkhart, or Goshen for brake services? Drivers in Nappanee, Indiana, now have a local option when it comes to their car’s required repairs. Locke Performance offers professional brake repairs for all makes and models to keep them driving — or rather, stopping — safely. You can schedule your next brake service appointment online or over the phone today. Drop your car off before or after hours, and we’ll make sure it’s ready to go as soon as possible, which might mean the same day. We can also provide a car wash and detail while it’s here, so when you get back on the road, your car will feel clean and happy! All of our repairs are backed by a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty, so there’s no reason not to visit our local team for your brake repairs!