BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR
BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR
If you need brake maintenance or repair, Central Automotive Service & Repair, Inc. can take care of your needs quickly and affordably. Call us at 319-338-2053 or visit us in Coralville and we'll inspect your vehicle, provide cost-effective recommendations and get your vehicle up and running smoothly. Your brakes are a vital safety feature, so if you're unsure of their integrity, please get in touch with us right away!
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 Central Automotive Service & Repair, Inc. 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 Central Automotive Service & Repair, Inc. 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 Central Automotive Service & Repair, Inc. 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. Central Automotive Service & Repair, Inc. will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
I was traveling from PA to CO with my son and mother. We thankfully decided to stay in Coralville for the night. We got off I-80 and my brake pedal was stiff and could barely stop. We got into the hotel around 9/10 pm on Sunday and at 8am Monday they said they could fit me in at 9 am. I took my car down and they read the check engine code and figured it out to be my vacuum pump for my brakes broke. Thankfully enough they found a part fairly quickly and fixed my car after running me to my hotel and picking me up. All was done in a timely manner all with very understanding shop guys! Highly recommend! They gave me a quote to fix my car prior to doing anything with it, with a very reasonable price!
Jess Chuckalovcak, 09/19/2021
Stopped in for an emergency repair dropping my son off to grad school. We had just finished a 19 hour drive when we had some car issues. They were amazing!! They got the car in right away and it runs better than ever! Fast, friendly, and I'm so glad we found them!! I definitely recommend Central Automotive Service & Repair!!
Jamie White, 08/17/2021
Is top notch work and great service never been disappointed in any of the work they have done on all my vehicles
Todd Carr, 06/22/2021