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Brakes, Steering and Suspension Inspection for 1996 GMC K3500 V8-7.4LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.52 - $95.41
Brakes, Steering and Suspension Inspection for 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8-5.2LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.59 - $95.53
Brakes, Steering and Suspension Inspection for 1968 GMC P35/P3500 Van V8-5.0LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.54 - $95.45
Brakes, Steering and Suspension Inspection for 2005 Chrysler Town & Country V6-3.8LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.56 - $95.49
Brakes, Steering and Suspension Inspection for 1993 Mazda MX-3 V6-1.8LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.53 - $95.43
Brakes, Steering and Suspension Inspection for 2004 Ford E-250 Super Duty V8-5.4LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.52 - $95.40
Brakes, Steering and Suspension Inspection for 1967 Saab 95 V4-1.5LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.61 - $95.56
Brakes, Steering and Suspension Inspection for 1969 GMC C15/C1500 Suburban L6-4.1LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.59 - $95.52
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Brake Pedal is hard to push Inspection Service & Cost

Brakes-Symptoms

Your brake pedal is designed to have a lot of give so that you can have maximum control over the amount of pressure that is applied to the brakes. Sometimes the pedal can become stiff and be hard to depress; in most circumstances the car will continue to brake correctly, but it’s an unnerving feeling for a driver and an issue that should be resolved by a mechanic.

How this system works:

Brake systems on modern vehicles are vacuum assisted via a brake booster. A vacuum diaphragm essentially multiplies the force that you are applying to the brake pedal, thus making it easier for you to brake, and giving you more control.

When the brake pedal is depressed, the vacuum source is closed off, which allows atmospheric pressure to enter one side of the vacuum diaphragm. This causes the master cylinder pistons to apply the brakes. When you remove your foot from the brake pedal, vacuum returns to both sides of the diaphragm, and the master cylinder pistons return to their normal position.

Common reasons for this to happen:

  • Bad brake booster: The most common culprit of a hard brake pedal is the brake booster. A bad brake booster will be unable to provide vacuum assist, meaning that you will be attempting to depress the brake pedal with no assistance.

  • Vacuum hose is leaking: Most often, the entire booster is broken, but sometimes it is one individual component at fault. In some cases, the booster vacuum line hose can begin to leak, which will limit the effectiveness of the vacuum assist.

  • Check valve malfunction: The check valve, which is responsible for allowing air to exit the booster but not enter it, can also malfunction or break.

  • Wrong-size parts: If your booster has been replaced recently, but your brake pedal is still hard, it could be that the replacement parts were the incorrect size. Adding a brake booster of the wrong weight, or a vacuum hose of the wrong size is a common mistake among inexperienced mechanics.

What to expect:

A top-rated mobile mechanic will come to your home or office to inspect your brake system, starting with a review of the brake booster, as that is the most common culprit.

After the inspection, the mechanic will provide a detailed report that describes the source and cause of the braking problem, along with the scope and cost of the necessary repairs.

How important is this service?

Even though your brakes are hard to depress, chances are that they still work. However, the braking will be unassisted, meaning you’ll have to press the pedal a lot harder to get your vehicle to stop. Book a mechanic as soon as possible to diagnose the issue, as it’s not safe to drive a vehicle plagued by difficult braking.

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Joshua
22 years of experience
Everything about this service entirely exceeded my expectations. Couldn't have been easier or more thorough.
2003 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE - BRAKES, STEERING AND SUSPENSION INSPECTION
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Chris
17 years of experience
5 stars are not enough to rate Chris. He arrived on time, extremely knowledgeable, patient with my curiosity, polite answering all my questions, thorough and detailed in his work and, overall, impressive. I've been to endless auto shops and mechanics which either resulted in temporary or partial satisfaction, or even disappointment. This was my experience today with Yourmechanic.com, and, in particular, with Chris Allshouse: I made an appointment for half dozen (or so) misc inspection services for $200 to find out any and all possible issues that needed to be fixed - which Chris pointed out and explained (to a person who knows basically nothing about cars) in layman's terms. He first mentioned I needed new battery and some random fuses/etc as well as tune-up in near future (after I put some more miles on car). Of course my first worry and response was how much more will this cost me, but was delightfully surprised and immediately told not to worry because when I (a customer) pays for "inspection" service appointment, that money is credited toward any future repairs/work done on my car - LOVED IT! I only had to pay few dollars more to get some work done, new battery with install, fuses and more!! As for the tune-up, Chris explained each little thing needed in regards to the tune-up rather than just telling me I need a "tune-up" which could mean I needed a bunch of things done (that are most likely not even necessary). To sum up my review, and end my rambling, I randomly stumbled upon Yourmechanic.com a long time ago. I think It took me two years, maybe even more, to finally drop my skepticism and make an appointment with Yourmechanic.com, yet, because of Chris Allshouse, it took less than a minute to feel confident and excited to set up follow up appointment (as well as request to service my other car). Chris was very personable and easy to talk to. He was very informative and took the time to explain everything to me. I highly recommend him. For the first time, the results were different and with only one afterthought…What took me so long to make this decision!
2004 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK500 - BRAKES, STEERING AND SUSPENSION INSPECTION
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Stefan
12 years of experience
One word - Awesome!!!
2003 TOYOTA SEQUOIA - BRAKES, STEERING AND SUSPENSION INSPECTION
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William
13 years of experience
I appreciate the fact that William was straightforward with his recommendation: that I did not need shock absorbers, which AAA had determined I did. That was good. I found it, confounding, however, that even when William was able to find the problem, a dried bush on the spindle, he was not able to correct it because he did not have the proper tools. I would have expected the $70 for finding the problem would be applicable to resolving it. My guess is that if he had the right tools, the problem would have been solved. I am expecting that YourMechanic follow in their promise in resolving the issue. When this is solved, my rating would change.
2008 HYUNDAI ELANTRA - BRAKES, STEERING AND SUSPENSION INSPECTION
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Brakes, Steering and Suspension Inspection for 1996 GMC K3500 V8-7.4LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.52 - $95.41
Brakes, Steering and Suspension Inspection for 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8-5.2LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.59 - $95.53
Brakes, Steering and Suspension Inspection for 1968 GMC P35/P3500 Van V8-5.0LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.54 - $95.45
Brakes, Steering and Suspension Inspection for 2005 Chrysler Town & Country V6-3.8LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.56 - $95.49
Brakes, Steering and Suspension Inspection for 1993 Mazda MX-3 V6-1.8LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.53 - $95.43
Brakes, Steering and Suspension Inspection for 2004 Ford E-250 Super Duty V8-5.4LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.52 - $95.40
Brakes, Steering and Suspension Inspection for 1967 Saab 95 V4-1.5LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.61 - $95.56
Brakes, Steering and Suspension Inspection for 1969 GMC C15/C1500 Suburban L6-4.1LYourMechanic Price$70.00Shop/Dealer Price$84.59 - $95.52
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