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'm a repeat customer and don't plan on going to any other auto service center. I came in with a car that couldn't get started on its own and they assessed the problem and fixed it quickly and accurately. Adam, Lloyd & team are always on top of things and get it done right the first time. Each time I've been to the shop I've received nothing short of excellent service. Can't recommend enough!
Lexie Borja, 07/21/2021
Local, willing to work with you and save you money wherever they can!
Subterranean Sync, 07/14/2021
Auto Choice IS GREAT! I took my car in for making a rattling noise. Lloyd called back in a very timely fashion & told me the noise was a loose bolt on the heat shield, which they fixed FREE OF CHARGE! I have been taking our vehicles to Auto Choice for years! They are definitely the best Bloomington has to offer. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of car repairs!
Anne Leonard, 07/09/2021