BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR
BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR
At A & B Automotive Inc., we want our Matthews customers to have the opportunity to feel comfortable in their vehicle. You can leave the repairs and services to our professionals, but please don't hesitate to ask us questions about why a service is needed or how it occurred. Give us a call at 704-821-8045, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services A & B Automotive Inc. offers.
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 & B Automotive Inc. 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 & B Automotive Inc. 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 & B Automotive Inc. 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 & B Automotive Inc. will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
I have been to A&B few times now. Rachel is very professional and listens to what we say and they provide very thorough repair and service. Highly recommend them for your auto service and state inspections.
Web User, 06/01/2022
Replacement of rear leaf springs, shocks and rebuild a/c. Replaced compressor and other needed parts with recharging. All work preformed on time and priced quite reasonably I thought. Friendly and professional staff. Also replaced differential oil and conditioner. Only got to drive it about a mile so far, had to drop it off for seat reupholster at Peterson's Auto Trim and the noise I was noticing seems to be gone or at least quieter. We will see soon. I highly recommend this shop. Don't let the full parking lot dissuade you from going there. They apparently have quite a loyal customer base.
William Horne, 04/30/2022
The Folks at A&B Automotive did a great job installing my upper/lower, front/rear adjustable control arms, and the alignment. Taylor did a great job and I couldn't be more pleased! Great Job A&B!!!
Oscar Mike, 04/28/2022