Xpertech Auto Repair Shop Englewood Florida

Xpertech Auto Repair

101 N. McCall Road, Englewood, FL 34223

Ph. (941)208-0595

Business Hours:

Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm

(Closed Sat & Sun)

 

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Car & Truck Brake Service & Repair

Brakes Specialist

Englewood Brake Service
Your braking system and it’s components are crucial to keeping you and your loved ones safe while on the road. Problems with your brakes, can be a terrible and scary experience. We recommend having your brakes inspected twice a year for wear and damage. By doing so, you can protect yourself and your passengers, and you can save money by catching any problems before it ends up becoming too costly.

What do we check during our brake inspection?

Brake Fluid - The brake fluid can easily become dirty or contaminated. As it draws moisture and picks up other debris, which can cause you brake system to rust internally. Additionally, it breaks down over time from excess heat caused by friction in the braking system. Clean brake fluid should appear clear or slightly yellow. Contaminated or dirty brake fluid will usually be brown or sometimes even black. Keeping old and dirty brake fluid in your braking system can damage brake systems internally. During your brake inspection at Xpertech, we check your brake fluid to make sure it is clean and free of contamination.

Master Cylinder - The heart of your vehicle’s braking system is the master cylinder. It holds the brake fluid when it is not being delivered to the brakes through the brake lines. If the master cylinder is worn or brake lines are plugged or broken and leaking, the fluid cannot be delivered, causing the brake pads to become ruined. Xpertech Auto Repair will make sure the master cylinder is operating in good condition.

Brake Pads/Shoes & Rotors/Drums – Your brake pads and/or shoes can be made of ceramic, metal or organic materials. The rotors and drums that they press against are made of metal. The brake system creates friction to stop the car. Over time, the brake components wear down. By letting the brake pad or shoe wear go for too long, the metal of the calipers to which they are attached grind against the rotors and drums and damage them. When we inspect your brakes, we will make sure your brake pads are in good condition.

 

Don't wait until your brakes make funny noises, start grinding or pedal starts pulsating to have them inspected.

check brakes for wear

Periodic checks of your brakes and brake components may save you money on your next brake service.

If you’re hearing unusual sounds when you brake or if your brake pedal is feeling squishy or too hard, have us do a disc brake inspection for you. We’ll tell you if there’s something wrong and what it’ll take to get your brakes all fixed up.

 

Brake Repair Shop for your complete brake system service including brake pads & rotors.
When it comes to brakes, we know your brakes are the last thing you have time to worry about. Our Brakes & Auto repair specialists make sure you leave our service center with peace of mind knowing that your car received the best care, all at the right price!

 

 

Bring your car in and we will examine the entire brake system of your vehicle.

Your brake system is a critical safety feature in your car, truck or SUV.
Xpertech Auto Repair Shop Englewood FloridaIf our brake inspection uncovers any wear, damage or problems, our Auto Care Brake System Service includes:
 worn brake pads Worn pads and shoes replaced
 wheel bearing Wheel bearings repacked as needed
 brake fluid Lubrication for specified components
 brake rotor Rotor and drum resurfacing (may need replacement if wear is excessive)
 brake inspection Replacement of other components based on findings of inspection
 brake fluid flush Old brake fluid is replaced with fresh fluid
 parking brake Adjust parking brake
 brake squeal Road test to ensure the entire braking system is operating properly

 


 

brakes mechanicOur ASE certified techs can properly inspect the following brake components:

 

Disc Brakes:

Disc brakes consist of a Disc Brake Rotor, which is attached to the wheel, and a Caliper, which holds the Disc Brake Pads. Service BrakesHydraulic pressure from the Master Cylinder causes the Caliper Piston to clamp the Disc Brake Rotor between the Disc Brake Pads. This creates friction between the pads and rotor, causing your car to slow down or stop.

  Disc brake rotors and pads

  Calipers and hardware

 

Drum Brakes:

Drum brakes consist of a Brake Drum attached to the wheel, a Wheel Cylinder, Brake Shoes and Brake Return Springs. Hydraulic pressure from the Master Cylinder causes the Wheel Cylinder to press the Brake Shoes against the Brake Drum. This creates friction between the shoes and drum to slow or stop your car.

  Brake drums and shoes

  Wheel cylinders

  Return springs

 

Anti-Lock Brakes: A System Built For Safety

Computer-controlled anti-lock braking systems (ABS) are a recently developed safety feature. When sudden stops are made, the ABS prevents wheel lock-up.anti-lock braking system The system is comprised of wheel-speed sensors that monitor wheel rotation, computer-controlled hydraulics that pulse the brakes on and off rapidly, and the on-board computer. 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 us and we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.

 

Parking Brake:

The Parking Brake uses Cables to mechanically apply the brakes (usually the rear brake.) This is used to prevent the car from rolling when not being driven.

  Cables

 

Your vehicle's brake system is a culmination of over 100 years of technological innovation, transforming crude stopping mechanisms into dependable and efficient equipment. While brake systems vary by make and model, the basic system consists of disc brakes in front and either disk or drum brakes in back. Connected by a series of tubes and hoses, your brakes link to each wheel and to the master cylinder, which supply them with vital brake fluid (hydraulic fluid).

 

How It Comes Together:

When you first step on the brake pedal, you are triggering the release of brake fluid into the system of tubes and hoses, which travel to the braking unit at each wheel. You actually push against a plunger in the master cylinder, releasing fluid. Brake fluid can't be compressed. It moves through the network of tubes and hoses in the exact same motion and pressure that initiated it. When it comes to stopping a heavy steel machine at high speed, this consistency is a good thing. The performance of your brakes can be affected when air gets into the fluid; since air can compress, it creates sponginess in the pedal, which disrupts consistency, and results in bad braking efficiency. "Bleeder screws" (located at each wheel cylinder) remove unwanted air in your system.

 

A car without functioning brakes is dangerous. In many cases, warning signs will tell you if your car's brakes may need service.

 

 

 

Brake Service Warning signs include:

 ● Squealing or grinding noises when using brakes. This could mean your brakes need to be adjusted or that your brake pads are worn and need replacement.

 ● Your dashboard's Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) light turns on. This indicates that your brake fluid is low. You may have a leak in your brake line. Get it inspected.

 ● While braking, your car pulls to one side. This means that your brakes need adjustment, there is brake fluid leakage, or your brakes are worn out and need replacement.

 ● Your brakes are hard to press down or feel "spongy." Usually this means air has gotten into your brake lines or you may have low brake fluid.

 ● When applying your brakes, your steering wheel, brake pedal, or entire vehicle begins to shake. If this happens, your brake rotors could be warped and need replacement.

 ● When you notice any brake warning signs, contact our professional staff by phone, or email, immediately and we'll take care of it.

 

brake pad wear

 

BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR
We want our 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. brakesWe will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services:


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.


Resurface Rotors
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. We will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.


Caliper Replacement
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 caliber 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 us as soon as possible.


Brake Hoses
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 about when it's time for a brake fluid flush.


Wheel Bearings
Wheel bearings are found inside of wheels, allowing the wheels to spin freely, and are connected to the brake system. They can become worn over time, causing a vibrating suspension and noisy rubbing as the car is driven. If they break completely, the vehicle will become very difficult to control and unsafe to drive. Replacement interval for wheel bearings varies greatly, but they should be checked for leaks and wear periodically. We can make sure that your bearings are in good shape and let you know if they need replacement.


Be Safe, Bring in Your Car or Light Truck and let us inspect,

maintain and service your brakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Xpertech Auto Repair

101 N. McCall Rd, Englewood, FL

Ph. (941)208-0595

Business Hours:

Mon-Fri: 8:am - 5pm

(Closed Sat & Sun)

 

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