At Newtown Car Care Center, we want our Newtown 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 203-426-7145, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Newtown Car Care Center 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. Newtown Car Care Center 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 Newtown Car Care Center 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 Newtown Car Care Center 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 Newtown Car Care Center where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
It's wonderful to find an honest and reputable service center for all my car repairs. Newtown Car Care Center is fantastic and while you are waiting you extremely comfortable and relaxing atmosphere!
Limped my civic in at 5pm on a Wednesday, it was done early Thursday afternoon. Totally reasonable prices and wicked nice!
Everyone here is very honest and trustworthy!
They treat me better than my own family!
Quick service and mechanics are friendly and willing to help and explain any questions you may have.
Amazing work and most importantly extremely honest. I would highly recommend them.
Friendly associates, reasonably priced and we've never had an issue!
John and Gary are solid businessmen and really super people! Yesterday, John answered my daughter's call for help as her car was immobile! Being a former Newtown family, I was a customer of Newtown Car Care but this was YEARS ago! John temporarily fixed the car and accepted whatever cash my daughter had on her which wasn't much. LOL. Eighteen years ago, I also remember how you helped out during the tragic loss of my husband. Thank you again Newtown Car Care!