New Brakes & Brake Repair
At Velasquez Complete Auto Care, we want our customers to have the opportunity to feel comfortable in their vehicle. Velasquez Complete Auto Care works on brakes for all makes and models. All vehicles can be serviced by our ASE certified mechanics. Bring your cars, trucks, SUVs and vans to one of our locally owned and family operated auto shops!
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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. If this happens, then bring in your vehicle to a Velasquez Complete Auto Care shop right away.
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.
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 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 Velasquez Complete Auto Care about when it’s time for a brake fluid flush.
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 Velasquez Complete Auto Care where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.