1. Schedule Your Appointment
Whether scheduling online or over the phone be sure and let us know what you're experiencing so we can provide fast and accurate service advice.
2. Diagnostics and Inspections
Drop off your vehicle and the shop will get to work with inspections and diagnostics using the same equipment as the manufacturers to determine issues and next steps.
3. Digital Vehicle Inspection Report and Estimate
Following the diagnosis we will text you a digital vehicle inspection report, containing pictures and videos of our findings and recommendations.
4. Review and Approval
A service advisor will reach out to walk you through the findings and recommendations to determine how you would like to proceed, or you can approve work directly in your DVI.
5. Work Performed or Scheduled
Most work can be completed immediately, or scheduled based on parts and customer availability.
Symptoms & warning signs of brake problems
Symptoms of brake failure include:
- An audible squeal or squeak
- Stopping & grinding
- A shaking steering column
- Spongy brake pedal
- Brakes push your vehicle to one side
- Highway speeds can wobble or vibrate your car
It is usually worn brake pads and rotors that cause brake problems. You slow your vehicle using your brake pads, while your rotors prevent it from overheating by distributing heat. It is both pieces that make up a brake that determine its functionality. These pieces can be replaced if they are damaged.
A low level of brake fluid can also lead to brake problems. Adding force to the brake pedal amplifies the pressure that slows or stops your car. It not only prevents corrosion, but also protects the metal components inside your brakes.
How we can help
A thorough brake service is performed before we diagnose and fix the problem.
Our brake inspection includes the following:
- Brake pads thickness
- Assessment of the level and condition of the hydraulic fluid in the brakes
- It is important to check brake hoses regularly for wear and tear
- Hardware for the brakes
- Rotor wear
All repairs are broken down upfront, including parts and labor costs. If you don't authorize us to perform repairs on your vehicle, we won't do them.
Maintaining your car and keeping it in good working order
Your brakes and rotors can last longer if you maintain them and change your driving habits. You should replace your brake fluid within the manufacturer's recommended intervals if you experience any brake-related symptoms. Don't stop-and-go and limit the load on your vehicle.
Why Should You Choose Christian Brothers Automotive?
Our mission at Christian Brothers Automotive of Alafaya is to change the way you think about car repair and service. We are committed to the Nice Difference®, which means we love our neighbors as ourselves. These are some of the commitments:
- Technicians with certification.
- Free shuttle service is available.
- Our vehicle is warranted for 3 years, 36,000 miles.
- Every visit is included in a courtesy inspection.
- A free beverage is included with access to wifi.
Shuttle service is provided within a three- to five-mile radius of the shop. Get more information by contacting our store
Partnering with our customers is one of our most important benefits. We strive to become your partner in automotive care, and treat each vehicle as though it were our own. Each step in the repair process is explained to our guests in a thorough and transparent manner by the Service Team. Your consent is required prior to any unnecessary repairs or services being recommended.
Q. "Why is my ABS light on?"There are several reasons your vehicles anti-lock brake system light might be on. The four common reasons that typically cause this light to turn on include a malfunctioning ABS module, low levels in the fluid reservoir, broken wheel speed sensors, or the system is turned off. Learn more here.
Q. "How long will my brake pads last?"There is no perfect answer to this. Brake pads can last up to 70,000 miles while others will need to be replaced as early as 25,000 miles. The type of vehicle you drive, how you use your vehicle and your driving style are all factors to consider. If you are interested in learning more about brake pad wear and how to extend its lifespan click here.
Q. "When do I need to change my brake fluid?"Along with the type of brake fluid, your car’s owner manual will indicate how often you need your brake fluid flushed and replaced. In general, brake fluids flushes are recommended every 30,000 miles or two years. Click here to learn more.
Q. "Do you offer a warranty?"As part of our Nice difference.® commitment to providing our customers the best auto service experience possible, we also offer a3-year/36,000-mile warranty on all the work that we do. We offer this warranty at every Christian Brothers Automotive nationwide, and it will be honored at any location, regardless of which branch did the initial work.
Q. "What is a Digital Vehicle Inspection?"With a complimentary Digital Vehicle Inspection (DVI) on every visit, you’ll see firsthand photos of your vehicle from under the hood. We’ll let you know if everything is functioning properly or if there are any areas of concern. You can even approve or deny our service recommendations, all straight from your smartphone, or you can, of course, give us a call and we’ll explain our findings in further detail.
Q. "Can you provide service under my extended warranty?"Yes. At Christian Brothers Automotive, we work with all major extended warranty providers to make needed repairs for our customers. If you have an extended warranty, you can discuss your carrier with our team when scheduling an appointment and confirm that the work will be covered. You can find a partial list of the extended warranty companies we work with here.
Hear What Our Customers Had to Say About Us
"I liked the customer service and going above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable while waiting in the store for my vehicle work to be done, specifically being offered a nice hot coffee with creamer."