Brake Service


Quality Brake Service

Your vehicle’s brake system relies on friction to work as intended. When you press down on the brake pedal, a pressurized system of hydraulic lines that leads to the vehicle’s wheels causes its brake pads to press against the brake discs or drums. This process creates the friction that’s needed to slow down your vehicle. In turn, the friction creates a substantial amount of heat, and that combination of heat and friction over time will begin to wear down various parts of your vehicle’s brake system.

Free Brake Inspection

The skilled mechanics as O’Leary’s Automotive Repair receive specialized training in
how to maintain and service front and rear brake systems and brake system components. All brake services at O’Leary’s Automotive start with an inspection. All of our brake inspections are offered for free. The goal of the inspection is to find, diagnose and recommend brake repair services when necessary.

At O’Leary Automotive, our brake inspection for a vehicle with drum brakes includes an examination of its brake pads, shoes, calipers, wheel cylinders, rotors, drums and other major and minor parts of the brake system. In addition, brake lines and hoses are inspected for cracks, heat damage and general wear. We’ll also check the brake fluid level and brake lines for air, dirt or other containments. Brake performance is crucial to ensure safe driving conditions.

Brake Repair

Our technicians are able to perform brake repair services as needed on vehicles with disc brakes, drum brakes or both.

  • Disc Brake Repair — Most modern vehicles use disc brakes on the front and rear axles. Disc brakes components include brake pads, rotors, calipers and hydraulic components.
  • Drum Brake Repair — Drum brakes are more common in older vehicles. However, some newer vehicles use rear drum brakes but rely on disc brakes in the front. The components of drum brakes include brake shoes, drums, wheel cylinders, springs and self-adjusters.

Best Wilmington, NC Brake Repair Shop

If you are looking for premium brake and auto repair services in Wilmington, North Carolina, then O’Leary’s Automotive is ready to help. Our brake and auto repair services are affordable and performed by highly trained mechanics. With four convenient locations, O’Leary’s Automotive Repair has mechanics working throughout the greater Wilmington area who will service and repair your car the correct way, the first time. Please contact us if you’d like to learn more about our services.