BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR
BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR
At Hathaway Auto Repair, we want our Rancho Cordova 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 916-635-7089, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Hathaway Auto Repair offers.
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 Hathaway Auto Repair 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 Hathaway Auto Repair 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. Hathaway Auto Repair will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
Brian is 100% the best guy to go to for auto repair. He's honest, hard-working and reliable. He's worked on 4 of our vehicles over the years and I couldn't have been luckier to find him when I moved to the area in 2013.
Colin C., 05/22/2020
Brian did good work and kept me informed all along the process.
William S., 05/22/2020
Brian is a very reliable and helpful mechanic! I've never had this quality experience from any other shop before. Brian really takes care of your vehicle. He offers fair pricing and top quality work. I appreciate his passion for what he does and will continue to bring all my vehicles to him for future mods and maintenance! I'd highly recommend Allen Imports!!
Cedric E., 05/22/2020