A ball rolls into the street. Maybe a dog darts into traffic. Or a car runs a stop sign right in front of you. Face it, you never know exactly when you’ll need your brakes. Millions count on Midas brake repair at moments like these. And that’s no accident.
From the brake pedal to hydraulic brake fluid, brake master cylinder to power brake booster, drum brakes to disc brakes and electronic anti-lock brake sensors, Midas technicians know every part of your brake system inside and out. No wonder Midas is one of North America’s brake service leaders. With locations throughout the US and Canada, you can be confident we’ll always be there when you need us.
When you purchase brake pads and brake shoes at Midas, you also get the famous Midas lifetime guarantee* – once you purchase brake pads or brake shoes from us, you will never need to pay for replacements again, for as long as you own your car.
* See shop for applicability and limited guarantee details.
Remember, regular brake inspections should be part of your vehicle's ongoing maintenance, helping to ensure its safety and reliability. In fact, we recommend that you have them inspected at least once a year or if you experience any of the following:
- Low or spongy brake pedal
- Hard brake pedal
- Brake warning light that stays on
- Continuously squealing or grinding brakes
Any time you notice these symptoms (or any others), it’s a good idea to have your brakes checked. At Midas, if our inspection reveals they do require repair, we will explain exactly what's required, what’s optional and provide you with a written estimate before any work is done.
Learn more about your car’s brake system in the Midas Auto Education Center.
Learn more about how brakes work in the Midas Auto Education Center.
Learn more about what to watch for with your brakes in the Midas Auto Education Center.
Ask a Midas Mechanic – Brakes and Brake Repair
Q: Why do my brakes squeak?
A: Brakes squeak for a variety of reasons. Often it’s harmless, the result of something like temporary moisture in the brake pads. But continuous squeals or grinding sounds should be taken very seriously as they may mean it’s time for new brake pads or shoes. Worn brakes can mean longer stopping distances and difficulty stopping in emergency situations. And rotors and drums that wear too thin can even become over-stressed to the point of cracking or breaking.
If you hear squealing or grinding, have your brakes checked right away. And even if you don’t hear squealing or grinding, have your brakes inspected once a year. It’s essential to be proactive about your brakes as regular service and, when appropriate, simple brake adjustments and repairs can make a real difference in your car’s safety.
Q: My brake pedal feels really soft and spongy. Is this normal?
A: It is not normal. And it is definitely not good. A very low or spongy pedal means there’s likely air in the hydraulic lines of your car’s brake system. That creates low hydraulic pressure. If the hydraulic pressure gets too low, your car’s brake pads or shoes may no longer be able to apply enough force and friction to safely stop your car. An immediate inspection of your car’s brake system is strongly advised.