BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR
BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR
A vehicle's brakes are one of its most important safety features, and we want to make sure that Alpha Auto Center customers stay safe. Whether your brake pads are signaling they need replacement, your brake light is on, or you're not comfortable with how quickly your vehicle is slowing down, call us at 770-443-1409 or visit us in Dallas and we'll give you a prompt diagnosis of your braking system's safety and reliability.
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 Alpha Auto Center 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 Alpha Auto Center 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 Alpha Auto Center 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. Alpha Auto Center will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
My girlfriend and I always take our cars here for oil changes and tune ups. The crew there is always friendly and chats us up, and they work fast so we're in and out. Great place.
Great service. Nice guys. I come here for all of my automotive needs.
I had to get emissions on my cars so I could get new tags. Alpha Auto had me in and out very quickly. The price was cheaper than most places around Hiram, the staff was friendly and the service was great. They even looked at the filters on my cars to let me know they would need to be changed soon, even though they are not the ones that do the maintenance on my cars. They showed me the filters so I would know what to look for when I take my cars to my maintenance guy and even told me about what the pricing should be for the filters. I am very, very pleased with the service I received.