1170 N Mclean Blvd, Elgin, IL 60123
Mon-Fri 8am - 6pm
Sat 8am - 2pm
Since we started Casey Automotive in Elgin, Illinois, over 40 years ago, one of our main offerings has been brake repair. Every vehicle, including trucks, cars, and minivans, needs their brakes in tip-top shape to deal with the rigors of modern motoring. The most essential brake services and repairs involve the pads, rotors, calipers, and brake fluid. Over time, these components will begin to wear out. When that happens, your car’s braking performance may be hindered. Proper service will ensure these parts will have an extended lifespan. That’s where our team can help. Our ASE Certified mechanics can provide timely brake repair according to your car’s recommended service schedule.
When traveling along, you come to a stop sign and press the brake pedal. The pedal sinks far to the floor before the brakes engage. This is not how brakes should work. A spongy pedal could be caused by one or two problems. Either the brake calipers have rusted and are leaking brake fluid, or there is air in the brake line. This prevents the flow of fluid through the system. A routine brake flush will clear the air in the line and restore normal brake operation. It’s recommended that your car’s brake fluid is flushed once every two years.
One of the worst things to hear when driving is a harsh grinding as you come to a stop. On the bright side, it may be that small pellets of gravel are in the braking system. That can be rectified with proper cleaning. On the other side, though, it could mean your brake pads have worn out and are now grinding against the rotors. It is important you visit our shop immediately for a brake inspection if this happens to you. The best course of action is replacing the brake pads or brake shoes and a brake fluid flush.
One sensation no driver wants to experience is feeling the car shake and wobble as they come to a stop. The most common cause of this is the warping of your rotors. Warping occurs when the rotors are exposed to thousands of wheel revolutions over time, creating an uneven surface. Even the tiniest indention or bump on the rotors will cause car wobble and vibration under braking. Another cause may be a failing brake caliper piston, which actuates the pads contact with the rotors. If the piston cannot disengage, the pad will rub against the rotors, causing a vibration. If either event occurs, the rotors and pads will need replacing. This, along with a brake fluid flush and brake pad sensor replacement, if applicable to your vehicle.
When you need to schedule brake service, pick up the phone and call Casey Automotive at 847-697-1825! You can also stop by our shop for walk-in service. Find us at 1170 N McLean Boulevard in Elgin, Illinois. We look forward to seeing you and your car!