Brake Repair Services
Brake repair at an affordable price. Our auto mechanics know the ins and outs of a brake system.
Short video of the braking system. Turn to us for brake repairs.
- The hydraulic brake booster
- Brake master cylinder
- Vacuum brake booster
- Rubber brake hose
- Metal brake line
- Emergency brake cables
- Parking brakes
- Combination valve
- Brake warning light
- Brake light switch
- Park brake lever
- Disc brakes
- Front brake rotors
- Front calibers
- Front brake hose
- Disc brake hardware
- Rear disc brakes
- Rear brake shoes
- Rear brake rotors
- Rear brake drums
- Rear brake hardware
- Rear Wheel Cylinder
- Rubber brake hoses
Repairs and Services
At Elmer’s Garage, you can leave the repairs and services to our automotive mechanics. Do you have questions about your braking system? Give us a call or stop by our garage.
Below is some information about a braking system. Our mechanics work on brakes daily and we can help you with any issues with your automotive braking system
Anti-Locking Brake System (ABS)
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) assures that the wheels of a vehicle don’t stop rotating when the brakes are being used. In other words, your brakes won’t lock up when you press hard on your brake peddle.
Most vehicle manufactures recommend that brake fluid should be changed every two years. The brake fluid should be clear. If the fluid looks murky or dirty it needs to be flushed and use new fluid. Also, it is recommended to use DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid.
Drums or Rotors
Drums or rotors? What’s the difference? Disc brakes are found on most vehicles today. Most vehicles come equipped with brake rotors, commonly known as disc brakes. Disc brakes could be on the front as well as the rear of vehicles. Most of the time the disc brakes can be seen without removing the wheel.
If you have drum brakes they consist of a metal, drum-shaped housing that covers the brake shoes. The drum would have to come off to see the shoes.
Rubber Hose and Metal Lines
Both cars and trucks have rubber brake hoses and metal brake lines. When rubber hoses deteriorate internally they can reduce braking efficiency and even cause your brakes to grab and overheat! The best practice is to replace the rubber hoses if your car or truck is ten years old or older.
The brake line is a steel line that goes to the rubber brake hoses on your car or truck. These lines can rust and develop leaks.
A caliper is part of the disc brakes and they could be on the front of the car as well as the back wheels of your vehicle. When the brake pedal is pushed, the brake fluid goes to the caliper and forces the brakes against the rotor and it stops the vehicle.
- Do you need to pump your brakes for them to work?
- Does your car pull to one side when you are braking?
- Does your pedal feel spongy or hard?
- Brake fluid is leaking under your car.
- Does the steering wheel shake when you are braking?
- Continuously squeaking, squealing, or grinding.
- Antilock braking system (ABS) warning light comes on.
Wikipedia offers a piece of nice information about anti-lock braking systems (ABS).