Dayes Automotive Center specializes in brake repair in Phoenix. Not only do we guarantee we are cheaper than our competitors, but we have a standard 1 year parts and labor guarantee. If you are like us, you probably hate car expenses – especially when they are not planned. We are car guys and we have families and we feel the same way!
Brake Repair is a necessary car ownership evil.
Brakes are made to wear out – they all need to be replaced eventually. The repair does not need to be costly, especially if you diagnose it early. A proper diagnosis of your brakes saves you a lot of money in the long run. It not only solves the problem; it also ensures the problem does not get worse. For a better understanding of the possible signs associated with failing brakes, here are some useful tips that might indicate it is time to bring your car into Dayes for a free inspection:
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!
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 life, reducing squealing and wobbling. We always inspect them to recommend your cheapest course of action.
The brake caliper holds your brake pads and fits around the rotor like a clamp, pressing the pads against the rotor when you brake. A brake caliber 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 a monsoon rain shower, so do not let these wait.
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 in the Phoenix heat, can breakdown and crack, needing replacement.
Brake Fluid Flushes
Brake fluid will absorb water from the air over time – even in our dry heat - 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.
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, bring it in and we will hook it to the computer for state-of-the-art diagnostics so we can fix the problem.
Don't underestimate the value of word-of-mouth. Talk to all of your neighbors and tell them where you go for good brake repair work– advertise to a local Facebook group, tell your friends and family. There's nothing like first-hand experience to inform people about good brake repair work - many shops will give you a discount for referrals. Dayes Automotive Center wants to be your trusted brake repair shop and we love referrals!