Stop safely, smoothly with brakes from John’s Auto
With John’s Auto Service, the scenario above should never happen to you. We will inspect your car with every visit — brake system included. We’ll let you know well ahead of time that the brake pads are wearing thin and that it’s time to budget for new ones. And ideally, being proactive like this will also help save your rotors.
Not sure what condition are you brakes are in? Make an appointment today, and we will inspect your brakes at no charge.
How Can I Tell When I Need New Brakes or Rotors?
Clients often ask us how often they should need to replace their brake pads, but it varies widely according to how far you drive each year, whether you’re on the highway or in stop-and-go traffic, your driving habits and even the vehicle itself.
Fortunately, there are several ways to tell that your brakes are due for some attention:
- You hear an intermittent, high-pitched squealing or squeaking when you apply or release the brake pedal.
- Your red brake light on the dashboard is on or comes on intermittently, particularly during hard stops or sharp turns.
- You hear a grinding noise when braking.
- You feel a pulsation in the steering wheel or brake pedal when braking.
- Your brake pedal seems low or mushy.
- The brake fluid level is low in the reservoir.
What Brake Services Do You Offer?
Common brake repairs and services include:
- Anti-lock brake (ABS) diagnostics and repair
- Brake pads or shoes
- Rotors or drums
- Brake hardware
- Brake lines
- Brake fluid flush
- Parking brake adjustments & repairs
Again, if you’re not sure how much life your brake pads have left, make an appointment and we’ll inspect your brakes at no charge.
Why Should I Choose John’s Auto Service?
When you get a great deal on certain things–like a new car–it feels great. But then there are some instances when the best price isn’t what’s best for you, such as bargain-basement pricing on lasek eye surgery. Doesn’t that make you a little nervous?
We feel the same way about brakes. Think about the driver on the highway who cuts into your lane unexpectedly. Or the deer that sprints across the road right in front of you. When it comes to stopping safely and suddenly, you need to know your car is equipped with quality brake pads and rotors that have been installed by a qualified auto technician, who took the time to lubricate the caliper slides and hardware, adjust the rear drum brakes and even checked the emergency brake.
At John’s Auto Service, we’re ASE-Certified in Braking Systems, and we source pads, rotors and brake parts that perform well for your vehicle. You’ll stop quickly, quietly and smoothly.
A $99 brake job may sound like a steal, but it’s only a bargain until the brake pads cover your wheels in layers of brake dust, the rotors warp because they weren’t machined properly, and a caliper seizes (taking out the new pads and a rotor) because it wasn’t lubricated.
What Else Should Be Done at the Same Time?
Other services that are commonly done with the brakes include:
- Flushing the brake fluid.
- Cleaning and adjusting rear drum brakes.
- Rotating the tires.