BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR
BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR
At AutoChoice Service Center, we want our Bloomington 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 812-339-9898, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services AutoChoice Service Center 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 AutoChoice Service Center 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 AutoChoice Service Center 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 AutoChoice Service Center 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. AutoChoice Service Center will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
Highly recommend. Honest, accomodating to meet our needs. Very reasonable rates. Will be our first choice for all future work.
Bruce McCallister, 10/15/2021
Had a leak and it turned out to be a cracked reservoir. These guys instantly found the problem and took care of it. Highly recommend!
j c, 09/29/2021
I am new to the area and got an oil change at the local dealership. I picked my car up from the dealership and was told it needed a brand new steering gear and much more that would cost me over $1800. I called my tech from back home since my car is only 2 years old and he told me to get a second opinion because it did not sound right. I called AutoChoice and explained my situation to Lloyd Nichols. He was very honest and upfront with me. They got my car in just two days later to just look it over for me to make sure it was safe. There was nothing wrong with my car that the dealership claimed. Lloyd was very honest, professional, and in the business to do good. I will be making this my Service Center for the rest of my time living in Bloomington. They looked at my car free of charge and then gave me a quote of about $1200 less than the dealership if I actually did need that work. I would trust them with my every car need. Great People!
Emma S., 09/17/2021