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225 S Western Ave, Waupaca, WI 54981
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323 S Western Ave, Waupaca, WI 54981
201 Central Bridge Street, Wausau, WI, 54401


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Waupaca brake repairs | Little Wolf Automotive, brakes

While the safety systems in today’s vehicles constantly improve to help prevent accidents and save lives, the brakes remain the most critical system.

If they are not working correctly, you can’t stop, and many safety systems (such as automatic braking) will not work. 

You should check your vehicle’s brakes frequently. It should be as often as every six months (for the first year after you replace them) to every three months (during the second and subsequent years).

We’ll check them when you bring your vehicle to Little Wolf Automotive’s full-service auto repair shop or Express Lube in Waupaca, WI. You don’t need an appointment to check the brakes or for brake repair at our express lube locations.

Benefits of Little Wolf Auto:

Common Brake Problems

You should replace your brakes as soon as possible when they wear out. Not only is it safer. It also costs less for brake repair if you don’t wait. 

If the brake pads get too low, the tab that notifies you of the low brakes will score the rotors to the point where a mechanic cannot turn them. You’ll have to purchase new rotors.

Common brake repair signs include:

Noisy Brakes

When the brake pads become worn, the metal tab extends over the top of the pad and scrapes the rotor. This causes a squealing or grinding noise. Manufacturers design the pads like this so that you have an audible warning to take your vehicle to a certified auto technician for brake repair.

If you wait, not only does the tab scrape the rotors. The metal backing behind the pad starts to scrape the rotors, causing too much damage to turn them. 

If the brakes grind instead of a squeal, you need to bring the vehicle to our full auto repair service center in Waupaca, WI  as soon as possible. The grinding is the backing plate rubbing on the rotors.

Shuddering and Shaking When Pressing the Brake Pedal

You could have a warped rotor when the vehicle shudders and shakes when you apply the brakes. 

The brake pads wear on the rotor as you use them. The brake pads and rotors lose material every time you step on the brakes. 

The rotor could warp if it becomes too thin. You might feel the whole vehicle shuddering or feel it only in the brake pedal.

Brake Pedal Height

Most people tend not to notice that the brake pedal has more throw over time since it happens little by little. However, if the pedal goes more than halfway to the floor, it’s time to get the brakes checked at Little Wolf Automotive in Waupaca, WI.

Another way you can check to see if the brakes are low is to pull the emergency brake handle up (if you have the manual type). It’s time to get the brakes checked and possibly replaced if the handle comes up more than halfway.

Contact Little Wolf Automotive For Expert Brake Repair Services

Brakes by Little Wolf Auto in Waupaca, WI & Plover, WI. Closeup image of a mechanic's hand fixing a car brake.When it’s time for maintenance (including checking or replacing brakes and rotors), you can trust the experts at Little Wolf Automotive! Give us a call or fill out our appointment form, and we’ll get you in and out quickly.

We also provide excellent customer service. We’ll let you know whether you need new brakes.

We can also check the belts, hoses, tires, suspension, steering, and exhaust, top off the fluids, and rotate the tires while you’re here. You’ll know that your vehicle is in good condition and ready to go until the next checkup when you leave.

For all of your brake repair needs, contact us today by filling out this form. We are conveniently located at 323 S Western Ave, Waupaca, WI 54981.


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