At A-1 Auto Center LLC, we want our Niantic customers
to have the opportunity to feel comfortable in their
vehicles. 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 (860) 691-3090, and we will
be happy to speak with you.
Here is some valuable
information on brake issues and corrective services
A-1 Auto Center LLC offers.
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.
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. A-1 Auto Center LLC will give your rotors
a thorough inspection and recommend your best course
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 caliber
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 A-1 Auto
Center LLC as soon as possible.
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 Change
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 change the brake fluid
regularly to ensure that your vehicle is using
fresh fluid. Talk to our technicians at A-1 Auto
Center LLC about when it's time to change your brake
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 A-1 Auto Center LLC where
we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.