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.
The Most Common Brake Problems
There are a few symptoms you will notice if your brakes are malfunctioning, such as:
- Squealing or squeaking sounds
- Grinding while stopping
- There is a spongy feel to the brake pedal
- As you brake, your vehicle pulls to one side
- You may feel your car wobble or vibrate as you drive on the highway
A worn brake pad or rotor is the most common cause of brake problems. Rotors and brake pads work together to stop your vehicle by creating friction and dispersing heat. Both pieces must work together for the brakes to function properly. Fortunately, at Christian Brothers Automotive Bryan, we can replace these pieces if they are damaged.
It is also possible that your brakes are malfunctioning due to low brake fluid. When you press the brake pedal, this fluid increases the force added to the brake system, which slows or stops your vehicle. Additionally, it prevents your brakes' internal metal components from corroding.
What Our Team Can Do For You
Before diagnosing and repairing any problems, our expert Bryan technicians will perform an in-depth brake service inspection.
As part of our brake inspection, we perform the following checks:
- The thickness of the brake pads
- Brake/hydraulic fluid level and condition
- Brake hose wear and tear
- Hardware for the brakes
- Wear on rotors
When we service your vehicle, we will always provide you with an upfront breakdown of all repairs. The decision to have your vehicle repaired always rests with you, and no work will be done without your permission.
The Benefits of Partnering With Christian Brothers Automotive Bryan
Here at Christian Brothers Automotive Bryan, we want to change the way you think about auto repairs and services. By embracing the Nice Difference® and loving our neighbors as ourselves, we strive to consistently exceed your expectations. When you work with our Bryan team you get:
- Trained and certified technicians
- An industry-leading warranty: 3 years / 36,000 miles - whichever is last.
- Every visit includes a free courtesy inspection.
- We offer free wifi and beverages.
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."