At G & L Automotive II, we want our Alsip 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 708-385-3626, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services G & L Automotive II offers.
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 G & L Automotive II 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 G & L Automotive II 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 G & L Automotive II 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. G & L Automotive II will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
To learn more about our Brake services, call us at 708-385-3626 or request a quote by clicking below:
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For the next year, I found this company as a friend of mine told me how they replaced the engine in his truck and he has had no trouble with that engine for over five years. I did start taking my 20 year old Subaru to them and they were able to fix any and all problems I just recently today I got my Mitsubishi back which had a problem in the crankshaft, and I am very happy with the work that was done. I will say this is a group of well trained and honest mechanics when I had my Mitsubishi towed there the tow company told me that if I would let their mechanics work on it, they would take 10% off and I told them I don't know you or your mechanics. I do know George and the mechanics at G&L and I have found them to always be honest and professional doing a good job that last thank you G&L.
I came in thinking I needed some major work on my front end suspension. I was sure I'd be hearing words like tie rods and ball joints. It turned out to be a a loose front tire. The lug nuts were not snuggly tightened after a flat repair. The cost was zero!! I was ready and willing to pay for front end work. These guys are amazing. They are very good, HONEST, mechanics. I HIGHLY recommend them!!