NEED BRAKES ? HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE $99 BRAKE JOB? DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE!

At some point every one experiences squealing or grinding brakes and needs a brake job. Brake repair is one of the most common repairs but unfortunately it is also one of the repairs that is often advertised with bait and switch pricing. We have heard time and time of persons going in to other repair shops for the advertised brake special but after the other shop looked at their car they were given a price that was a lot higher than the advertised special.

As with all repairs Amazing Auto Repair and Transmission takes a fresh approach to brake repair. We will preform a FREE Visual Brake Inspection and will offer you a honest opinion, quote just the parts you need, and as to price, we extend our Fair Price Guarantee along with one of the best warranties in the business! Price is one thing but an honest repair shop & opinion is always your best value. Call Us Today to schedule same day brake repairs. 512-383-8000

Brakes really aren’t optional equipment. And taking care of them isn’t optional either.

A regular brake inspection is on every car’s maintenance schedule. An inspection will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems. Of course, if you’re having trouble with your brakes, get your car into a Austin or Mc Neil service center right away. And watch out for these problems:

  • Low or spongy brake pedal
  • Hard brake pedal
  • A brake warning light that stays on
  • Constantly squealing or grinding brakes
  • Vibrations or clunking sounds when you apply your brakes

There are two types of brakes: disc and drum. Disc brakes have a rotor that’s attached to the axle. Calipers straddle the rotor, kind of like the brakes on a bicycle. Drum brakes are more common on back wheels. Pads, called shoes, push against the inside of the drum to slow the vehicle.

There are several things that need to be serviced on the brake system. First, the brake pads and shoes wear out with use, and become too thin to really help. If the brake pads wear away completely you can damage the rotors. The calipers can grind grooves in the rotor. Then the rotor must either be resurfaced or replaced and that can be expensive. But putting it off is dangerous because your vehicle won’t stop as quickly. Sometimes rotors warp or crack and must be replaced.

Brake fluid is also important. When the brakes are applied, the pressure in the fluid activates the brake pads or shoes. Not enough fluid, not enough pressure to brake properly. Also, water builds up in the brake fluid over time, which leads to corrosion, leaks and brake damage, and with hard use, the brakes could severely fade or even fail. You should change the brake fluid when your manufacturer recommends it.

There are different grades of brake pads. There are regular, metallic and ceramic – higher grades cost more, but give better braking performance and smoother operation. It’s OK to upgrade your brake pads. But, never use a grade that’s lower than what the manufacturer recommends.

Be sure to properly maintain your brakes because it’s a lot cheaper than paying your nearest Austin / Pflugerville / Cedar Park area body shop after an accident.

Call Amazing Auto Repair and Transmission today to schedule your Free Visual Brake Inspection. 512-383-8000