Comprehensive Brake Care in Your Neighborhood
Your brakes are one of your vehicle’s biggest safety components.
They allow you to halt the forward momentum of your car or truck quickly
and effectively, ensuring that no matter where you go, you can stop at
traffic lights and round corners with ease, all without slamming into
the vehicle in front of you. However, when your brakes are bad, a dangerous
situation can be inevitable.
Warning signs & common brake problems:
There are a
variety of symptoms that will tell you something is going awry with your brakes, including:
- A squealing or squeaking sound
- Grinding when you come to a stop
- Shaking steering column
- Spongy brake pedal
- Your vehicle pulls to one side when you brake
- Your car wobbles or vibrates when driving at highway speeds
Typically brake problems stem from
worn brake pads or rotors. When you stop, your brake pads create friction to help slow
your vehicle, while your rotors disperse heat to prevent your brakes from
overheating. Both pieces are essential when it comes to functioning brakes.
Fortunately, if either of these pieces are damaged, we can replace them.
You may also be experiencing brake problems because of low
brake fluid. This fluid is responsible for turning the force you add to your braking
system by pushing the pedal into amplified pressure that will actually
slow or stop your vehicle. It also protects the internal metal components
of your brakes from corrosion.
How We Can Help
As your partners in automotive care, we service your brakes as thoroughly
as possible, conducting a full inspection before determining and fixing
While inspecting your brakes, we check the following:
- Brake Pad Thickness
- Brake/Hydraulic Fluid (Level and Condition)
- Brake Hoses–these wear out often, and need to be checked regularly
for wear and tear
- Brake Hardware
- Rotor Wear
When servicing your vehicle, we always provide you an upfront summary of
everything that needs to be fixed, including a parts and labor cost-breakdown.
Your vehicle repairs are always your choice, and we will never do anything
without your consent.
Driving Habits and Preventative Maintenance
You can extend the life of your brakes–including pads and rotors–through regular maintenance and by adjusting your driving
habits. Be sure to
service your brakes as soon as you experience any symptoms and replace your brake fluid as recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer.
Reduce wear and tear by avoiding stop and go traffic and minimizing your
Why Choose Christian Brothers Automotive
At Christian Brothers Automotive, we are dedicated to reshaping the way
you think about car repair and service. Through our commitment to the
Nice Difference® and loving our neighbors as ourselves, our goal is
to always go above and beyond what you expect from an automotive shop.
This commitment includes:
However, the most important benefit we offer our customers is our partnership.
We treat each vehicle we see like it’s our own, and truly become
your partner in automotive care. Our guests are informed of the repair
process every step of the way with thorough and transparent explanations
from our Service Team. Plus, we will never do anything to your vehicle
without your consent, and we won’t recommend unnecessary service
Ready to schedule a brake service? We’re ready to hear from you.
Call your local Christian Brothers Automotive car shop today!