Brake Repair

Brake Repair | Auto Repair in Beaverton-Hillsboro, OR Mechanic

Your vehicle's braking system is one of the most important and fundamental aspects of your driving safety. While your engine is what makes your car go, it is your brakes that stop it from crashing into the vehicles in front of you, drifting off the road around corners, and adhering to all of the stop lights and signs around town. Repairing your braking system depends on many different components before determining the best brake repair option for you. The master cylinder is what pushes brake fluid through the brake lines to your vehicle's calipers or wheel cylinders when its brake pedal is pressed. The calipers squeeze together the brake pads which in turn squeeze the brake rotor causing the vehicle to slow down and/or stop moving. The wheel cylinders push out on the brake shoes which in turn push out on the brake drums causing the vehicle to slow down and/or stop moving. Failure of any of these components in your vehicle's braking system could be detrimental to your safety the next time you need your car to stop the most.

Best rated brake repair in Hillsboro!

We specialize in all aspects of brake repair, including but not limited to: brake pads, brake shoes, brake rotors, brake drums, calipers, wheel cylinders, master cylinders, brake boosters, and brake hoses & lines. If you feel that your car's brakes are not performing optimally, then we encourage you to bring it to Masters Touch Automotive today so that we can provide you with a free diagnosis. We will be able to let you know what auto repairs are needed, if any, in order to have your vehicle's brakes stopping like new once again.

Our Most Popular Brake Repair Services:

  • BRAKE PADS are made of high friction material so that when the brake pedal is applied the brake pads press against the brake rotors by your calipers to stop your vehicle. The friction of the brake pad against the rotor provides most of the stopping power in your braking system. When this friction material has worn down it is time to replace your brake pads. Masters Touch Automotive only uses quality products such as Raybestos and Power-Stop brake pads.
  • BRAKE SHOES are made of friction material that presses against your brake drums when the brakes on your vehicle are applied. The brake shoes heat up when in contact with a drum, causing small amounts of friction material to transfer to the drum. The friction of the brake shoe against the drum provides most of your vehicle's stopping power. Your braking system will be in jeopardy once the friction material on your brake shoes has worn down. We recommend visiting Masters Touch Automotive before this happens.
  • BRAKE ROTORS are what the brake pads press against to stop your vehicle in a disc braking system. Brake fluid from the master cylinder is sent through the brake lines into a caliper causing the brake pads to press against the rotor. When this occurs your vehicle will stop accordingly because the brake rotors are attached to your wheels. It is highly recommended that all rotors should either be resurfaced or replaced before equipping your braking system with new pads. This will ensure that your rotors have an optimal surface for the pads to grip when the brakes are applied. As a point of reference, rotors have a minimum machining thickness for ideal performance. If resurfacing the rotors drops the thickness below this standard, then replacing them altogether will be mandatory.
  • BRAKE DRUMS are what the brake shoes press against to stop your vehicle in a drum braking system. Brake fluid sent through the brake lines into the wheel cylinder causing the brake shoes to press outward against the drum. When this occurs your vehicle will stop accordingly because the brake drums are attached to your wheels. It is highly recommended that all drums should either be resurfaced or replaced before equipping your braking system with brake shoes. This will ensure that your drums have an optimal surface for the shoes to grip when the brakes are applied. As a point of reference, drums have a maximum diameter for ideal performance. If resurfacing the drums exceeds this diameter, then replacing them altogether will be mandatory.
  • BRAKE CALIPERS contain the brake pads. Brake fluid is sent to the calipers through the brake lines when you apply the brake pedal, this will cause the pads to clamp down on on your rotors. All types of calipers are susceptible to the wearing down of the rubber seals or the pistons that are contained within them. Typically, the only way to detect this is when noticeable leaking occurs. Irregardless, the heat generated in the braking system will eventually destroy the rubber seals at some point in time, no matter how conservatively you use your brakes. Additionally, severe worn friction may cause the seal to leak and the piston to overextend.
  • BRAKE WHEEL CYLINDERS are made of a cylinder that has two pistons, one on each side. A rubber seal is on the inside of the piston. Usually, the piston makes contact with the brake shoe directly. Hydraulic pressure applied by the master cylinder causes the pistons to be forced out, pushing the brake shoes against the drum. After releasing the brake pedal the return springs pull the shoes away from the drum and force the wheel cylinder pistons back into their normal position. Typical replacement is required every 5 to 6 years, depending on how many annual miles you drive. Normal wear and tear may cause the piston seals to leak, corrosion and pitting to occur inside wheel cylinders, or even a loss of pedal or partial failure in the braking mechanism. Needless to say, this can be very dangerous and we encourage all of our customers not to hesitate if they feel their vehicle is not braking properly.
  • BRAKE MASTER CYLINDERS process the force from the brake pedal into hydraulic pressure. When the brake pedal is depressed, the master cylinder pushes the brake fluid ahead to the calipers and/or shoes. Sometimes fluid contamination or incompatible brake fluid use will cause seal damage and could result in complete hydraulic braking system failure. Drivers that do not bleed the master cylinder may introduce air into the system which may cause your vehicle to have a "spongy pedal". We recommend having your brake system services regularly as needed to prevent these failures from occurring.
  • BRAKE BOOSTERS use the manifold vacuum from your engine to help assist with the amount of pressure you have to use with your foot on the brake pedal. The brake booster essentially creates a greater braking force with minimal pedal effort, typically two to four times greater depending on the diaphragm size. Located between the brake pedal and the master cylinder, the brake booster makes braking much easier. Without it, the pedal on your vehicle would be very hard to press down on and would make every attempt to stop or slow down quite the workout. With that being said, should you experience difficulty pressing your brake pedal, then the brake booster may be malfunctioning and in need of repair or replacement.
  • BRAKE HOSES & LINES transfer fluid from your vehicle's master cylinder through your brake lines to the brake calipers or wheel cylinder at the wheel. Typically, these lines & hoses are comprised of a multi-braided PVA hose that is reinforced to work with most non-petroleum based brake fluids. Potential warning signs for a leak may include spongy brakes; low fluid levels in the master cylinder reservoir; drip spots where your car was last parked; or a dampness of the back of the caliper or brake drum. All brake lines need to be inspected for age cracks, bulges, swelling, and other damage. At Masters Touch Automotive we will thoroughly inspect your brake lines to make sure they are able to withstand fluid pressure ranging from a few hundred pounds per square inch up to 2,000+ PSI. All braking ability in the system will be compromised if we find that your brake lines do not meet these specifications. In that case, we will be able to replace them for you right away.

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Auto Repair in Hillsboro, OR 97123

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MASTERS TOUCH AUTOMOTIVE is centrally located on TV-HWY 8 near the corner of SW Dennis Avenue.

Our auto repair shop is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, rain or shine - call us today!

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Auto Repair / Mechanic Reviews

  • Update! Our Burban passed DEQ today!!!!!! OMG, I'm so excited and grateful for you guys fixing and she was finally able to pass! Thx so MUCH! YOUR TEAM ROCKS!
    Apr 22 2016, 12:27 (PM)
  • Hillsboro or any other city, look no more! Honest, professional and prompt all in one place! These guys are what your looking for and more.. Drive the distance, reliable and prices are so reasonable.. Thx for the love you gave our 07 Suburban! We missed her!
    Apr 16 2016, 10:45 (PM)
  • This place has prompt and professional service with fair and honest pricing. It is great to have a place that you can trust with your vehicle and your business.
    Brent Norris
    Oct 27 2015, 5:11 (PM)
  • I have had several repairs here and would recommend them to anyone! This is a former co-worker's family business. They are courteous, prices are very reasonable and they will get you back in your car as soon as they can. Thanks Ben and Doug! I had an issue today - they worked me in on the spot. I mentioned I was heading out of town, and even though they were overloaded with work, they helped me out. Two thumbs up and 5 stars from me!
    Dawn Fiori
    Jul 16 2015, 7:58 (PM)
  • I am very impressed and grateful! My minivan blew its oil pressure sensor and was leaking oil profusely. I submitted an inquiry through the website and Doug answered me back within 5 minutes. They were able to get me in that afternoon and had my van fixed within an hour and a half, including the time it took to cool the engine enough to work on it. Their fees were very reasonable and they made sure to ask me before doing anything that would raise the price. I would recommend them to anyone!
    Jennifer Strickland
    May 27 2015, 1:25 (PM)
  • Masters Touch is my go to mechanic for all of our work trucks. Not only do they do excellent work in a timely manner they also offer the most convenient pickup service. Meaning, if one of our trucks breaks down in the area...they will come get it for free! If you need a reliable auto repair service in Hillsboro then look no further.
    Dan S.
    Feb 09 2015, 12:52 (PM)
  • It took me a couple of years to find this father/son team. They are excellent mechanics, very well priced, and have great integrity. That is hard to find these days. I have had many vehicles go here from minor to major work and they always stand by their work. I couldn't be happier.
    JJ Milmore
    Oct 31 2014, 8:19 (AM)
  • Masters Touch is the only place I'll go to now to get my car looked at and fixed. I was in a pinch and needed my older car fixed by 1:30 that same day. They were able to do it quickly and for much cheaper than any other places I looked at. Amazing customer service! The employees were all very friendly and talked me through what had been done to my car. Thank you!
    Kaialani Niemann
    Oct 06 2014, 12:54 (PM)
  • I have been taking my vehicles to Masters Touch for a few years now. I have found them to be friendly, honest and their work is always spot on. I feel comfortable patronizing their business and I would recommend them to all my friends and family.. I never worry about being taken advantage of and specifically for a female, that is difficult to find. Thank you Doug and gang.
    Joan Eckert
    Sep 29 2014, 7:14 (PM)
  • I trust this shop without hesitation. Doug and the guys do a phenomenal job and always make sure I am satisfied with my service. I even make the long trip from Vancouver because these guys make it worth it. I highly recommend this shop for anyone looking for affordable and trustworthy auto care from honest hardworking people.
    Marc Stegmaier
    Aug 06 2014, 12:17 (PM)
  • Our first visit. Warmly greeted. They listened to the explanation of our problem. Even when a part had to be ordered the service was still beyond our expectation, and their time completion kept. The final bill was lower then the initial estimate; this due to less labor time then they expected. Very pleased! No hesitation using them from now on.
    Gary Walker
    Jul 02 2014, 9:42 (PM)
  • If you appreciate family values and outstanding customer service, then Master's Touch is the mechanic for you! Their shop is not that far away from where I live in Beaverton, so I will gladly continue supporting this family owned business with all of my auto repair needs. Thanks again guys, keep up the great work!
    Debra Johnson
    Jan 22 2014, 5:01 (PM)
  • Awesome service and care. Thank you!
    Diana Purser
    Dec 23 2013, 10:09 (AM)
  • Ben and Doug at Masters Touch are top-notch. They now service all of my vehicles including my collection of classic cars. Those range from 1930 through 1982... and these guys have worked on just about every one of them. I have absolute confidence in their capabilities and find their customer service to be outstanding. Look no further if you are seeking a reliable, reasonably priced mechanic shop.
    Dec 04 2013, 10:03 (AM)
  • Fast and excellent service as usual. Won't take my vehicles anywhere else.
    Mike Werth
    Jul 06 2013, 12:54 (PM)
  • My Mustang convertible wouldn't start. Masters Touch quickly determined that the fuel pump had gone out. They gave me an estimate and the final bill was exactly in line with the estimate. The car works great now and I would definitely take my car to them again!
    Jason Meyer
    Apr 12 2013, 11:39 (AM)
  • I had a wonderful experience here. Went above and beyond.
    Google User
    Jul 11 2012, 4:03 (PM)
  • Liked: Fantastic workmanship, i can't imagine them screwing me over.
    Online Review
    Sep 25 2011, 4:03 (PM)
  • Very reliable and trustworthy guys working there.
    Maury Hutchins
    Sep 11 2011, 4:02 (PM)
  • This has been our repair shop for several years, ever since it was recommended by a professional mechanic who works at another place. They have done small and large repairs for us, and also they have done evaluations of used cars we were considering for purchase. In every case, they have done a good job and have worked their schedule around ours. I do recommend scheduling your work in advance, if you can, as this is a busy place, but again, they have been very prompt in service.
    Oct 18 2007, 4:01 (PM)
  • These guys are the best. Very fair and open about the needs for the repair.
    Apr 09 2007, 4:00 (PM)
  • They saved me a lot of money and my car runs great!
    Ted Bell
    May 11 2005, 3:59 (PM)
  • First of all, I must say that I barely even know how to open my hood let alone what I'm even looking at under there. My anxiety was put to ease the moment I walked into Masters Touch Automotive. They were so helpful in explaining to me exactly what was going wrong with my engine. My husband was impressed too because I actually sounded like I knew what I was talking about by the time I got home. Needless to say, I would encourage anyone looking for the nothing but the best, most knowledgeable auto repair experience in the greater Beaverton area to give these guys a try. You and your car won't be sorry, I promise! Thanks again, ~Patty
    Patty M.
    Oct 07 2012, 2:02 (PM)
  • I am very satisfied with the auto repair service at Masters Touch Automotive. The last time I was there they made sure to take care of me right away because I was in emergency status mode and needed my car fixed ASAP. Thanks to Doug and the rest of the Masters Touch crew I was back on the road within 24 hours!
    Linda J.
    Oct 06 2012, 11:48 (AM)
  • Masters Touch Automotive has been my favorite auto repair mechanic in Hillsboro, OR for the last decade plus. Ben and Doug are a class act and they really know how to take care of their customers. I love taking my car troubles to them because I know that I will not get ripped off. Thanks again for all of the years of dedicated service!
    Jeremy J.
    Oct 04 2012, 4:20 (PM)
  • If you're looking for the best auto repair mechanic in Beaverton, OR area, then I highly recommend Masters Touch Automotive -- hands down. We have been taking our cars and trucks there for several years now. They have provided nothing but the best auto repairs and/or routine maintenance for our vehicles. The owners definitely value honesty and accuracy. Thank you Masters Touch!
    Robert S.
    Oct 01 2012, 1:16 (PM)
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