Category Archives: Brakes

Why does my car shake when I apply the brakes?

Why does my car shake when I apply the brakes?

           As you apply the brake pedal does your car start to shake? Over time, brake pads start to gather road debris such as oil, dirt, and other materials. This can be what causes the vibration, especially when you are applying the brake pedal. When the brakes are applied, heat is generated and can cause the rotors to have uneven wear. When the uneven wear occurs on your brake rotors, it causes your vehicle to shake when the brakes are applied. If you have any concerns regarding the brakes on your vehicle, give us a call! 

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Why are my brakes sticking?

Why are my brakes sticking?

One of the most common causes for your brakes to stick is a stuck brake caliper. Most vehicles use disc brakes which consist of brake pads, rotors, and calipers. If your vehicle pulls to one way as you are driving can be an indication that the brakes are stuck. Believe it or not, it can cause lower fuel economy. Call us today to schedule an appointment to have us inspect your braking system. With the raising gas prices, we want to keep all vehicles fuel economy as friendly as possible. Call us today to schedule an appointment for a brake inspection! 

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Brake Line Repairs

Brake Line Repairs

Brakes; they are important! As we all know brakes are what stop our vehicle as we are out driving. If anyone has had their brakes go out on them, we know it can be terrifying! Brake lines play in important role in the vehicle's overall brake performance. The brake lines allow your vehicle to turn pedal pressure into stopping power. Living in Wisconsin during the cold months and salt used to keep our roads safe can be hard on the vehicle's brake lines. As seen above is our technician replacing all rusty brake lines with new brake lines. Call today to set up an appointment for us to look over your braking system and try to prevent any costly repairs

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CELEBRATING TEN YEARS OF PUTTING THE BRAKES ON BREAST CANCER!

Throughout October automotive repair shops across the country are looking to end breast cancer with a unique fundraising campaign. During the Month of October, Bob’s Main Street Auto & Towing in West Bend, WI and hundreds of Independent Auto Repair Shops across the US are raising funds for a breast cancer vaccine as part of the Brakes for Breast fundraiser. As part of the fundraiser, the auto repair facilities are giving away FREE (quality) brake pads or shoes. The customer simply pays the labor and any other ancillary parts necessary to complete the brake job and the shops then donate 10% of the brake job directly to Dr. Vincent Tuohy & the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund. 100% of what we donate goes directly to research! Celebrating our 10th year and $1,000,000.00!2020 marks the tenth year for the Brakes For Breasts fundraiser. 2011 Our 1st year – 5 shops in Ohio raised $10,000 2012 Our 2nd year – 27 shops in 17 states ... read more

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WHEN DO I REPLACE MY BRAKES?

Do you ever find yourself wondering when is best to replace your brakes? What are the symptoms of bad brake rotors? How do I tell if it is the front or the rear brakes? When should I finally take it in to a shop? There are many signs of brake problems that could help one decide that enough is enough. For example, you may hear noises when the brake pedal is depressed (pushed down), the brake pedal may start to be able to be pressed fully down to the floor of the vehicle, or you may even feel a pulsation in the brake pedal when stepping on it. What are the components of the brakes on your vehicle you may ask? On your brakes there is the rotor (which is the big circular piece you see underneath the tire) and the brake pads (which is the smaller piece that sits on top of that brake rotor). When you step on your brake pedal the pads come together squeezing the rotor causing the rotor (and tire) to stop rotation and stop your vehicle. When the brake pads are worn, to the point they should be ... read more

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