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 and warning signs of brake problems
Failure of brakes can cause the following symptoms:
- Squeaking or squealing audibly
- Grinding and stopping
- Steering column shakes
- The brake pedal is spongy
- Brakes push the vehicle to the side
- Car wobbles at highway speeds
The most common cause of brake problems is worn brake pads and rotors. In addition to slowing your vehicle, your brake pads distribute heat so that it doesn't overheat. Both pieces of a brake contribute to its functionality. It is possible to replace these pieces if they are damaged.
Brake problems can also be caused by low brake fluid levels. You can slow or stop your car more quickly by applying more pressure to the brake pedal. Besides preventing corrosion, it also protects your brakes' metal components.
What we can do to help
Before diagnosing and fixing the problem, we perform a thorough brake service.
The following items are included in our brake inspection:
- The thickness of brake pads
- Hydraulic fluid level and condition in brakes
- Brake hoses should be checked regularly for wear and tear
- Brake Hardware
- Wear of the rotors
We break down all repair costs upfront, including parts and labor. We will not repair your vehicle if you do not authorize us.
Keeping your car in good working order and maintaining it
Maintaining your brakes and rotors and changing your driving habits can extend their life. Any brake-related symptoms should be addressed by replacing the brake fluid as recommended by the manufacturer. You should limit the load on your vehicle and avoid stop-and-go.
What makes Christian Brothers Automotive the best choice for you?
Changing the way you think about car repair and service is our mission at Christian Brothers Automotive of Wheat Ridge. As part of the Nice Difference®, we care about our neighbors as we care about ourselves. A few of the commitments are as follows:
- 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
Our partnership with our customers is one of the most valuable benefits we offer. Whether it's your vehicle or ours, we aim to become your partner in automotive care. As part of our service process, our Service Team explains each step to our guests in a clear and transparent manner. Whenever unnecessary repairs or services are recommended, your consent is required.
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."