If you need brake maintenance or repair, All Pro Services Tire & Auto Center can take care of your needs quickly and affordably. Call us at 865-584-2335 or visit us in Knoxville and we'll inspect your vehicle, provide cost-effective recommendations and get your vehicle up and running smoothly. Your brakes are a vital safety feature, so if you're unsure of their integrity, please get in touch with us right away!
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 All Pro Services Tire & 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 All Pro Services Tire & 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 All Pro Services Tire & 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. All Pro Services Tire & Auto Center will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
There was a mix up in replacing the brakes on my Toyota Tundra. I scheduled brake/rotor replacement due to, I thought I was hearing the brake indicator rubbing on the front rotor. When I arrived to get the vehicle I was informed that the pads had very little wear. After leaving, I called the office and expressed my concern as to why the pads, (that had very little wear), were replaced. The manager, (after consulting the mechanic) returned my call and quickly apologized and explained what had happened and we were able to quickly resolved the issue amicably. The fact they were honest and took ownership meant the most to me, second, I felt that I could have demand a full refund but I did not think that was fair, (after all I did just get new rotors and brakes installed). So, we compromised and all is in the past. NOTE: We ALL make mistakes, it is how we handle and take ownership for those mistakes that matters. I highly recommend All Pro for any auto repair/service you may need.Kenneth L Ledford