Drivers Only Think About Brakes When They Need Them
It’s normal. Most drivers only think about their vehicle’s brakes when they need them. Are you ready to stop your car in an emergency? If you’re unsure, it’s time to visit EK Transmission And Auto Repair, Ltd. in Cranbrook, BC, for brake repair. Located just off 95/3 at 1019 Kootenay St N Cranbrook, BC V1C 3V5, our shop hosts a team of licensed technicians here to help you. We’re available Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, should you want to make an appointment by phone. Give us a call at 250-426-4157. However, you can schedule anytime using our online feature.
A Few Potential Brake Repairs
As with any repair or automobile, we’ll need to check your brakes to determine what work is required. That said, you can feel confident that our team stands ready to assist you with all your braking system needs. For example, the issue may be as simple as needing more brake fluid. We can certainly add that for you, but we’ll also need to ensure there isn’t a leak that’s caused your hydraulic pressure to drop to an unsafe level. Such fluid loss could occur from a punctured brake hose/line, a damaged caliper, or a cracked master cylinder (the reservoir that stores brake fluid). Another driver complaint that sometimes arises and needs addressing is a burning scent. It might happen if you forget to disengage the emergency brake before driving. It could result from a stuck brake caliper (the component that holds the brake pad and moves it into contact with the rotor/disc). Vibration during braking can occur if the rotor (the large disc inside each wheel) has become warped. Finally, it’s necessary to replace brake pads periodically. That’s the most common brake work we do. Although the metal pads work well and last long, they eventually wear thin. Once they reach a minimum thickness, they’re no longer safe to use. You’re likely to hear screeching or squealing at that point, too.
Reputable Brake Repair Near You
EK Transmission And Auto Repair, Ltd. is your local reliable brake repair shop. We specialize in Acura, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Mitsubishi, and Nissan. However, we can take care of the brakes on any make or model. Further, we’ve built a reputation for honest service and professional practices. Take advantage of our free wifi, local shuttle service, and loaner car options while your vehicle is in our facility. Your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities.