BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR
BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR
A vehicle's brakes are one of its most important safety features, and we want to make sure that A Plus Auto Service 1 customers stay safe. Whether your brake pads are signaling they need replacement, your brake light is on, or you're not comfortable with how quickly your vehicle is slowing down, call us at 708-897-8960 or visit us in Midlothian and we'll give you a prompt diagnosis of your braking system's safety and reliability.
Anti-Lock Brake System
Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) ensure that the wheels don't stop rotating during braking, preventing the car from skidding and offering greater control. If your ABS light comes on, visit A Plus Auto Service 1 where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
Brake Fluid Flushes
Brake fluid will absorb water from the air over time, causing the brake system to become less effective and the fluid to become corrosive, possibly damaging the system. It is important to perform a brake fluid flush regularly to ensure that your vehicle is using fresh fluid. Talk to our technicians at A Plus Auto Service 1 about when it's time for a brake fluid flush.
A brake hose is a tube carrying pressurized brake fluid from the master cylinder to the brakes. A crushed hose can cause a lagged or slow brake, and a leak in the hose can cause the brake, or the entire brake system, to fail. These don't need to be replaced often, but should be replaced at the first sign of cracking or wear.
Brake Pad & Shoe Replacement
Brake pad problems can usually be identified by squealing brakes. If your brake pads deteriorate completely, you'll hear a grinding metal-on-metal sound when braking, meaning that it's too late and you're ruining your rotors or drums! Those with knowledge of auto repair may be able to fix this at home, but you should always see an auto repair professional immediately if you have brake problems.
The brake caliper houses your brake pads and fits around the rotor like a clamp, pressing the pads against the rotor when you brake. A brake caliper problem could cause uneven braking, making your car slide forward when you brake. Uneven braking can also cause your vehicle to slide out of control in bad weather conditions, so contact A Plus Auto Service 1 as soon as possible.
In a disc brake system, rotors are attached to your vehicle's wheels. When the brake pads grip the rotor, they bring both the rotor and wheels to a stop. However, the friction causes grooves and cracks to appear over time. Resurfacing brings the rotor back to a "like-new" condition, reducing squealing and wobbling. A Plus Auto Service 1 will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
First time having service done at this place on my Mercedes Benz and it rides better than a 2020 Mercedes will go back for future work that need to be done on my car
Erik Nobles, 10/16/2020
Daniel provided great customer service. My 2009 vehicle seems to be running like a 2020. Thanks guys
Lisa Deal, 09/16/2020
Angel and his team are awesome! They are always courteous and professional. And better yet, they are honest, fairly priced, and work quickly! This is our first choice for where we bring our cars because we know we can trust them. They take the time to explain what's going on with the car without trying to sell products or repairs that you don't need. They definitely make the car repair process less painful. I highly recommend them!
Lindsey Krassel, 08/27/2020