Services > Brakes

Our ASE-certified technicians take professionalism to the next level by offering courteous and knowledgeable service to all of our customers. Continually striving to master every aspect of automotive care, ASE technicians follow Motorist Assurance Program Uniform Inspection Guidelines for your vehicle's braking system to assure safe, smooth driving.

When your mechanic is wearing the ASE patch, don't expect to get to know him—you won't be back in a long time! That's because our ASE technicians do the job right the first time. They inspect the following braking components:

Disc Brakes:

Adaptive One

Drum Brakes:

Parking Brake:

  • Disc brake pads (Jerrys Automotive Center uses only the highest quality brake pads, Adaptive One hybrid ceramic brake pads)
  • Features and Benefits:Hybrid Ceramic Friction Formulation w/ Different Inner & Outer Formulations For Optimum Braking Performance. NRS Backing Plates, Where Available For Reduced Noise & Reduction In The Potential For Plate To Friction Seperation. Friction Under-Layer Provides Noise Dampening & Heat Shield. Radial Slots w/ Beveled Edges Improves Friction To Rotor Contact. Chamfers For Nosie Reduction. Chemlon Shims Provide Noise Reduction.
  • Disc brake rotors
  • Calipers and hardware
    • Brake drums and shoes
    • Wheel cylinders
    • Return springs
  • Cables

    Hydraulic System:

    • Master cylinder
    • Brake fluid and hoses
    • BG DOT 4 Brake Fluid Ultra-Dry Flushing Formula BG DOT 4 Brake Fluid

      BG DOT 4 Brake Fluid is a premium grade fluid that greatly exceeds the minimum DOT wet boiling point specifications for DOT 4 fluids. This makes BG DOT 4 Brake Fluid an excellent flushing product, ensuring the driest possible fluid is installed in the system, assuring maximum brake component life. BG DOT 4 Brake Fluid inhibitor system provides excellent rust and corrosion protection throughout the braking system.

    • BG PF7 Brake Service System BG PF7 Brake Service System

      Operation of disc brakes creates extremely high temperatures which can cause rapid oxidation of the brake fluid. New Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) are sensitive to this fluid deterioration. Deposit and varnish buildup can lead to serious malfunction of the braking system as well. For this reason, some auto manufacturers are making regular flushing and fluid replacement a requirement of brake system maintenance. The BG PF7 will quickly and effectively flush all oxidized and corrosive fluid from the entire braking system. A visible indicator tells the technician when it needs refilling, to prevent the unit from running out of fluid during service. Used brake fluid is captured and contained in a 2.5 gallon jug that is suitable for storage until the fluid can be recycled.

    • Power booster

    The brake system equipped in your vehicle is a culmination of over 100 years of technological innovation, transforming crude stopping mechanisms into dependable and efficient pieces of speed variation equipment. While brake systems vary by make and model, the basic system consists of disc brakes in front and either disk or drum brakes in the rear. Connected by a series of tubes and hoses, your brakes are linked to each wheel and the master cylinder by said network, which supply them with vital brake fluid (hydraulic fluid).

    We'll take a closer look on how this works, but first we'll provide a brief overview of the critical components that make braking possible. We can summarize all of your braking equipment into two categories:

    Hydraulics

    Master Cylinder:

    When it comes to your vehicle, think of the master cylinder as a pressure converter. When you press down on the brake pedal (physical pressure), the master cylinder converts this to hydraulic pressure. This pressure is used to propel brake fluid to the wheel brakes.

    Brake Lines and Hoses:

    Steel braided brake lines and high pressure, shock, and road resistant brake hoses are the channels which deliver pressurized brake fluid to the braking unit(s) at each wheel.

    Wheel Cylinders and Calipers:

    Wheel cylinders consist of cylinders surrounded by two rubber-sealed pistons that connect the piston with the brake shoe. When brake pressure is applied, pistons are forced out, pushing the shoes into the drum. Calipers squeeze brake pads onto the rotor to stop your car. Both components apply pressure to friction materials.