Let’s Go! More Importantly, Let’s Stop!
When you’re ready to get on the road, it’s easy to just say, “Let’s go!” Even though your focus is on the trip or task at hand, it’s more important to be able to reliably say, “Let’s stop!” In reality, nothing is more important than brake repair. That single system stands between you and a potential disaster each time you press the brake pedal. If you’re not sure you can trust your vehicle’s ability to stop safely, it’s time for brake repair at HC Auto and Body in Raleigh, North Carolina. With business hours of Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, we spend our days taking care of your automobile the same way we take care of our own regardless of the make or model you drive. We’re close to where you live and work just on the outskirts of the downtown area at 2424 S. Wilmington Street Raleigh, NC 27603. To make your appointment for brake repair, give us a call at (919) 809-8909 or use our online scheduling feature.
Common Brake Repairs
First, never take chances with your life and that of other motorists if you think your vehicle has a braking problem. If your brakes are gone, make the wise decision to call for a tow. Only drive to reach our facility if it’s safe to do so. Second, we will, of course, need to inspect your braking system to accurately identify the source of the trouble. However, we’re glad to tell you about some of the more common brake repairs our automotive technicians make. For example, brake pads are tough. Most are made of metal (though some more expensive, upgraded models are ceramic), but they aren’t made to last forever. They’re indeed consumable components that eventually need replacing. If you hear squealing as you apply brakes, have us check your brake pads. Also, beware of a soft or spongy feeling pedal. This could be due to a lack of brake fluid because of a cracked master cylinder. Along that same vein of thought, watch for any kind of braking system leak (from the brake lines, etc.). Your brakes depend upon hydraulic force to work, so a loss of fluid is serious. A burning odor can point to a problem such as a stuck brake caliper. Increasing longer stopping distances should also prompt a service visit, too.
Your Local Brake Repair Shop
No matter the make or model you sport, you have to be able to stop your vehicle. The expert mechanics at HC Auto and Body can help you feel confident that you can stop in an emergency through their superior brake repair offerings. Come see what many of your neighbors have already found, a local brake repair shop that can give you the same or better results than larger chains.