BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR
BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR
If you need brake maintenance or repair, Action Auto Services, Inc. can take care of your needs quickly and affordably. Call us at 224-801-6094 or visit us in Palatine 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 Action Auto Services, 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 Action Auto Services, 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 Action Auto Services, 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. Action Auto Services, Inc. will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
Ira and his team are top-notch, and then some. As someone who has *zero* automobile (I'm the guy who pops the hood and says "yep, that's the engine.") I've always been nervous when dealing with mechanics, but never once have I been talked down to when working with them. If you're looking for an independent shop that will see you as a person, not just a customer, Action Auto is the place for you.
Chris Otto, 04/02/2022
Friendly, fast and honest. Everything you can ask for from an independent auto repair shop.
Matthew Wittman, 02/10/2022
Great customer service.
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