At Auto Trust Technicians, we want our Thornhill 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 905-881-6361, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Auto Trust Technicians 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 Auto Trust Technicians 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 Auto Trust Technicians 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 Auto Trust Technicians 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. Auto Trust Technicians will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
these wonderful souls saved my life (okay not literally but they saved my road trip). My car broke down the day before I had to leave for a long drive to head way up north and these wonderful individuals were able to fit me in ASAP and get my car fixed and safe to make the trip! I had no delay because of them!
While mostly a mechanic shop, Mike had a car for sale that we found on AutoTrader. I had dreaded the thought of buying an earlier model used car as all of them seemed to be uncertified on shady lots. After talking to Mike for a few mintues, my first feeling was relief. He was very reasonable to work with and allowed us (with some reasonable stipulations) to take the car to be reviewed by our mechanic. We did this, and promptly purchased the car. It was clean and Mike was upfront with the CarFax report. Thanks so much Mike for your help in making what I was expecting to be a nightmare a very easy and honest process.
I just want to say the Mike and the team at Auto Trust Tech are sensational. They go above and beyond for their clients, with exceptional service and care. They not only care about the vehicle as if it's their own, they care about their clients and that level of customer service I haven't seen before. I am so lucky my brother and father referred me to this mechanic and I truly feel like you're in the best of hands.