At SWIM'S Auto Repair & Towing, we want our Sacramento 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 916-922-4709, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services SWIM'S Auto Repair & Towing 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. SWIM'S Auto Repair & Towing will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
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 SWIM'S Auto Repair & Towing 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 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 SWIM'S Auto Repair & Towing 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 SWIM'S Auto Repair & Towing where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
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Family Owned business. Great customer service. Honest and affordable. Will tell you what's wrong in detail. It's hard to find a mechanic and a shop like this one. Save yourself money and time go to Swim's. Ask for Ray. The shop Manager.
I have an older SUV and Trust no other to work on my car. I have gone thru numerous "Mechanics" and have had the most issues. When I took to Swims not only did they listen to me best describe the sounds I was hearing, but They actually fixed the issues. For a Female consumer its good to be heard about Your concerns and taken seriously. Good honest people. Competitive Pricing.