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.
Common brake problems & warning signs:
When your brakes are malfunctioning, you'll notice the following symptoms:
- Sound of squealing or squeaking
- The grinding while stopping
- Steering column shaking
- Brake pedal that is spongy
- When you brake, your vehicle is pushed to one side
- Highway speeds make your car wobble or vibrate
Worn brake pads and rotors are usually the culprits of brake problems. The friction created by your brake pads slows your vehicle, while the heat dispersed by your rotors prevents overheating. A brake's functionality depends on both pieces. If either of these pieces becomes damaged, we can replace them.
Brake problems may also be caused by low brake fluid. By pressing down on the pedal, you are adding force to your braking system, which becomes amplified pressure that slows or stops your car. As well as keeping your brakes corrosion-free, it also protects their internal metal components.
What we can do to help
Our goal is to complete a thorough brake service, inspecting your brakes thoroughly before identifying and fixing the issue.
We inspect your brakes for the following:
- Thickness of brake pads
- The calipers
- Level and condition of hydraulic fluid in brakes
- Wear and tear on brake hoses is a regular problem, and needs to be checked regularly
- Hardware for the brakes
- Wear on rotors
We provide you with an upfront breakdown of everything that needs to be fixed, including parts and labor costs. We will never perform any repairs on your vehicle without your consent.
Keeping your car in good working order and maintaining it
By maintaining your brakes and changing your driving habits, you can extend the life of your brakes, including pads and rotors. If you experience any brake-related symptoms, service your brakes as soon as possible and replace your brake fluid according to the manufacturer's recommendations. Keep your vehicle loaded to a minimum and avoid stop-and-go traffic.
Christian Brothers Automotive: Why Should You Choose Us?
Changing the way you think about car repair and service is our mission at Christian Brothers Automotive of College Station. As part of our commitment to the Nice Difference® and loving our neighbors as ourselves, we strive to always exceed your expectations.
When you choose us for your brake services, you can expect:
- Experienced and Certified Technicians: Our team of highly skilled technicians are certified and have years of experience in brake repair and replacement. You can trust their expertise to diagnose and fix any brake issues efficiently.
- State-of-the-Art Equipment: We invest in the latest diagnostic tools and equipment to accurately assess the condition of your brakes and provide precise repairs or replacements.
- Quality Parts: We only use high-quality parts for all our brake services. This ensures that your brakes perform optimally and have a longer lifespan.
- Transparent and Honest Service: We always provide transparent and honest service, explaining the necessary repairs or replacements in detail and providing upfront pricing.
- Customer Convenience: We understand that brake issues can be inconvenient. That's why we offer a comfortable waiting area, free wifi, and a complimentary shuttle service to minimize any disruptions to your day.
Shuttle service is provided within a three- to five-mile radius of the shop. Get more information by contacting our store
Additionally, courtesy inspections are available on every visit. Our most important benefit is our partnership with our customers. Our goal is to become your partner in automotive care, and treat every vehicle we see as if it were our own. The Service Team explains every step of the repair process to our guests thoroughly and transparently. We won't recommend unnecessary repairs or services to your vehicle without your consent.
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."