SWFL Experts Automotive



Keeping your vehicle’s brake system functioning properly is key to your safety as well as the safety of your passengers and the others on the road around you. To Keep your brake system working as designed doesn’t have to be a frustrating, time-consuming challenge; you just need a trusted mechanic with many years of experience servicing and repairing brake systems on all types of vehicles.


Even if you are not a mechanic, you still need to know how to recognize the signs your brakes might have an issue.

  • You might hear squeaks or grinding when you brake or feel vibrations through your suspension or steering wheel when you push the brake pedal.
  • Your pedal might feel mushy all of a sudden or fall closer to the floor when you push it.
  • You might smell an unfamiliar burning or noxious odor as you’re driving or after you park.
  • A brake system warning light could appear on your dash.

If you experience any of these signs, bring your car to our auto repair shop as soon as possible.


Your car’s brake system includes a variety of components that translate the force of your foot on the brake pedal into stopping power at each of your four wheels. Our mechanics understand every part of your vehicle’s brake system so do not worry and bring your car today for a brake inspection.


Most modern cars use disc brake systems. These use a round brake rotor directly attached to each wheel that’s squeezed by a caliper with brake pads to create friction and slow the car down. In time, disc brake pads will wear down, and the discs themselves can warp or wear out with heavy usage. Whether it’s simple brake pad replacement or full pad and rotor replacements, come today at SWFL Experts Automotive and we’ll make sure you have the pads and rotors you need to stop quickly, safely, and reliably.


Certain vehicles, especially older cars or base models, might use drum brakes or a combination of disc brakes on the front wheels and drums on the rear wheels. These systems use brake pads that are fully enclosed inside a metal drum. When the brake pedal is pushed, the pads are pushed outward against the inside walls of the drum, causing friction and slowing the vehicle’s speed. Drum brakes are effective, but they are a bit more difficult to inspect, service, and repair.


These systems use computers to keep tires from locking up and skidding out of control when brakes are pressed too hard. ABS is usually triggered in wet or icy road conditions or under extreme emergency braking situations. They pulse the brake calipers rapidly to reduce the friction and allow the tire to grip the road as designed instead of locking up. If there is a problem with your car’s ABS, you’ll either see a warning light on your dash or notice your car skidding under hard braking.


Also known as an emergency brake, locks it into a parked position. They help hold your car firmly in place when parked on a sloping road or driveway, keeping the weight off of your transmission and drivetrain and ensuring it can’t roll away. They also provide emergency braking force in the event of a major problem with your car’s main brake system. If you have any problem with your parking brake, our mechanics can inspect your parking brake system and perform any needed repairs or replacements to keep you safe and secure.