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.
To learn more about our Brake services, call us at 812-339-9898 or request a quote by clicking below:
These guys are great. They let me know I didn't need my front brakes replaced just yet, only the rear brakes. They informed me that there was a recall issued for my SUV that I would want to get set up with the dealership and printed the info I would need to do that. They told me about other things that could be issues for me down the road and estimates on those issues. They have Definitely earned my business and my recommendation! Thank you guys!!Feisty Angel
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This place is fantastic. They inspected a used car I was planning on buying, a 2014, from a dealership. They found bake problems, rear seal is leaking, and a rodent had made a nest and chewed some stuff up. $2000.00 worth of repairs. Whew I walked away thanks to them.
Joe Meyer, 04/20/2023
I have been a loyal customer of AutoChoice for years now. I can't recommend them enough. Really willing to work with people and give me advice that's best for me, not their business. I have been screwed over by mechanics in the past, and this is not one of those places. I ask Lloyd if I can tip him every time I go, and he says no every time. The people here are just so extremely helpful, honest and fair. It's a good mechanic for people like me who don't know anything about cars.
Lee Coryell, 04/14/2023
Honest guys who get you a really fair price - best mechanics in Bloomington!
Justin Ford, 03/21/2023