BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR
At Auto Specialists Auto Repair, we want our Boulder City 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 702-293-4776, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Auto Specialists Auto Repair 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 Auto Specialists Auto Repair 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 Auto Specialists Auto Repair 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 Auto Specialists Auto Repair 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. Auto Specialists Auto Repair will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
Highly Recommend. Flawless experience with Impeccable, Highly Trained, Professional, Knowledgeable staff. I have extensive automotive repair experience, but even I hit a dead-end every now and then. That's when Lee and Brandon and their team step in. They recently repaired my 2009 Mercedes Benz GL450 (130,000 miles) with complicated, extensive mechanical and electronic issues. The local dealership was completely lost. Auto Specialists diagnosed, and repaired the issue with ease, a fair price, and an efficient use of time.
Russell T., 04/18/2022
Great service. In and out for a smog test. Everyone was polite and friendly.
David Streeter, 08/14/2020
Excellent service. Took car right away and I waited for it. It did not take them anytime to put the new tires on my car. Everyone was very friendly. Next time I need more tires for my car, I know where to go. Thanks for all the good service I received for all the staff.
Shannon Sargent, 08/14/2020