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.
I have a custom built car that has mostly Subaru parts. Repair shops all over Bloomington IN refused to work on it because they lacked the interest in doing anything out of the ordinary repair. Even specialty foreign auto repair stores wouldn't even look at it. Someone told me about AutoChoice and the work they did on their custom built car. I called and they agreed to look at it right away. After having it for two days they had diagnosed the problem and repaired the simple thing that was keeping it from starting(faulty battery cable). Replaced the part and charged a very reasonable fee for repair. I can not say enough good things about Adam and his staff at AutoChoice. "Your car is really easy to work on" was the quote of the day. They have a new and loyal customer in me.
Stephen Pritchard, 05/13/2022
Very good people and very good work, will be bringing my car back in the future.
Jesse P, 02/15/2022
I got a pre-purchase inspection last minute from these guys. They answered every question I had, and we even cracked a few jokes while I was waiting. If I lived in this area I would definitely be a repeat customer.
Gary Tepool, 04/25/2022