You can trust out highly trained technicians for brake repair.
Although no one wants to admit it, many people have been guilty of putting off automobile maintenance before. However, some car problems are pressing issues that you cannot afford to procrastinate, and needing brake repair is one of them. Driving safely is impossible without well-functioning brakes, but our team at Chuck’s Car Care Center has all the tools and skills we need to provide you with brake repair, no matter the make or model of your vehicle.
If you are not sure whether you need brake repair, there are several signs you can look for, including:
- The brake light is on
- There are grinding or squeaking noises while braking or driving
- The steering wheel vibrates while driving
- There is a burning smell while driving
- The brake pedal feels soft or spongy
At our full-service automotive repair shop in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, you can count on us to diagnose and fix any of your vehicle’s problems, whether there is an issue with your brake pads, brake fluid, or something else. We have all the proper training, and we stay up to date with the latest technology so we can provide you with the best brake repair possible.
We are proud to have served the Oak Ridge community since 1982, and we hope to continue providing brake repair and other automotive services to customers in the area. If you have any questions for us, we would be happy to answer them and assist you however we can. Contact us today.
Brake Repair FAQs
Although virtually every aspect of your vehicle is important, the brake system is one of the most essential features. Here at Chuck’s Car Care Center, we want to make sure our customers have all the answers they need when it comes to brake repairs, so below, we’ve compiled a list of a few common questions we get asked about brake repair. We encourage you to take a look to see if your question is addressed here, or feel free to give us a call if you need additional information about our brake repair services.
What can I do to increase the lifespan of my brakes?
Avoid driving aggressively, especially tailgating or riding the brakes, and make sure you bring your vehicle to us for regular brake inspections. You should also follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for brake fluid changes.
Why does it feel like my brake pedal is pulsing when I press it?
Brake pedal pulsations are typically caused by uneven wear on the brake rotators or excessive heat buildup. This kind of issue requires immediate attention, so if you start to feel it, schedule a brake repair service as soon as possible and avoid driving your vehicle until a professional can take a look.
What might be causing my brakes to squeal?
Squealing or squeaking brakes are a good indicator that your brake pads are getting worn down. Dirt, moisture, or other grime in the brake components can also cause squealing and should be taken care of as soon as possible to prevent excessive wear and tear.
My brakes make a grinding noise when I press them – what does that mean?
Grinding is a sign of significantly worn-out brakes and is another kind of brake repair that should be addressed immediately.
How long will a brake repair service take?
Different types of brake repair take different amounts of time, but our team is always happy to give you an estimate when you bring in your vehicle. Generally, simple repairs like changing the brake pads take about an hour, while more complex jobs can take several hours.