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BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR

At Don's Automotive Inc., we want our Jarrettsville 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 410-557-8488, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Don's Automotive Inc. 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.

Resurface Rotors
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. Don's Automotive Inc. will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.

Caliper Replacement
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 Don's Automotive Inc. as soon as possible.

Brake Hoses
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 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 Don's Automotive Inc. about when it's time for a brake fluid flush.

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 Don's Automotive Inc. where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.

ASSOCIATIONS

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Testimonials

  • I had body work done on my car after another person nailed my back panel with their car door. It had a nice size chip of paint taken out of it. Through State Farm, I had it repaired. When I went in for the estimate, they fully explained how they would have to repaint the whole side panel of my car because it was one piece that went all the way to the front of my car, requiring even the roof rack to be taken off. It took them only 3 days and my car came back beautifully repainted, washed, waxed and detailed inside and out. It looks brand new! I highly recommend that you take your car here for any work that you need done!
    -K. Kuhn

  • 5 Stars!
    -J. Adler

  • Great people and quality work. Have been using them for over 10 years.
    -K. Morris

  • Excellent service. Polite, knowledgeable, and fair prices to boot! Thank you.
    -K. Novak