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It is important to maintain a sound braking system for nothing is more fundamental to your car or truck's safety.

Brakes have one job to do: to stop your vehicle. Just because they're stopping your vehicle, however, doesn't mean they're working their best. In order to stop your car or truck safely, brakes are designed to slowly wear as you use them. Keep an eye out (and an ear) for warning signs of faulty brakes.

  • Brake light - a red light appearing on your dash can mean one or more of many things are wrong with your braking system
  • ABS light - this warning light could signal a problem with the ABS system
  • A low brake pedal - this can mean there is air in the hydraulic system
  • Low brake fluid - if the brake fluid reservoir is low on fluid, there will be less hydraulic pressure to engage the braking system
  • Grinding or squealing sounds - these sounds may mean your pads or shoes are worn out
  • Brake pad and rotor thickness; brake shoe thickness and drum diameter – if these parts are too thin, the heat created from braking has no place to go

If you notice any of these symptoms or if you have any other concerns, come and see us immediately. We recommend that you have your brakes inspected once a year in order to assure proper performance.

We sell and install ONLY name brand, quality brake parts!

We understand the importance of ensuring that replacement parts deliver original equipment quality, fit and form. We have access to many brands to suit your needs.

We feature Wagner® Brake Products. "From the World Leader in Friction" - Wagner offers product lines that feature quick, convenient, precise installation for passenger vehicles and medium-duty commercial applications.

Wagner® ThermoQuiet® is the most innovative and technologically advanced brake pad available in the industry. ThermoQuiet® combines the one-piece brake pad design with Laser-Shaped Friction™ technology.

ThermoQuiet® Features

  • Patented IMI™ one-piece brake pad provides maximum noise damping and dissipates heat generated during braking
  • Wagner EDGE® Laser-Shaped Friction™ technology that custom shapes friction to focus caliper force further reducing vibration and eliminating noise
  • Comprehensive coverage for foreign and domestic applications - passenger cars, light trucks, SUVs and mini-vans
  • OE match friction material – semi-metallic, organic, and ceramic (ceramic alternatives available for select semi-metallic applications)
  • Optimal performance – engineered to pass OE manufacturer-developed stopping tests
  • Also available in Premium Loaded Caliper with new hardware

The result is quiet performance, superior stopping power and enhanced durability.

Wagner QuickStop brake pads and shoes are available for today’s popular cars, trucks and SUVs. The design of these pads and shoes follows the original equipment specifications and features:

  • Shims, slots, chamfers and wear sensors that match OE on key applications
  • Coverage for popular vehicle applications when price is an issue
  • Dependable performance with disc brake pads and shoes that are consistent with OE standards
  • Integrally-molded attachments
  • Asbestos-free friction material

Here’s how QuickStop stacks up in desirable features:

  • Quiet performance: Good
  • Stopping performance: Superior
  • Coverage: 95 percent of all passenger vehicles, SUVs and light trucks
  • Friction formulation: Matches OE — metallic, organic, ceramic
  • Integrally-molded: Available in all applications
  • Wear sensor: Matches OE design
  • Caliper availability: Available in loaded caliper