At Brownsburg Muffler & Service and Westfield Tire & Muffler, 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. Give us a call at one of our convenient locations, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services we offer.
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.
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. Brownsburg Muffler & Service and Westfield Tire & Muffler will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
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 one of our convenient locations as soon as possible.
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 at one of our convenient locations about when it's time for a brake fluid flush.
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 one of our convenient locations where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
What People Say About Us
These are the best and most honest mechanics I've ever met. But ... why do I have to make a point of saying a mechanic is honest?? Shouldn't we trust that people who are true professionals and know their business are just going to be honest with their customers? I guess that's not always the case. However, if you bring your car here you'll be in good hands.
I have been using them for over 20 years and have found them to be the most honest and professional repair place around. They know how to find a problem and fix it the first time. Their pricing has always been very competitive.
These guys did great work putting a new radiator in my Corvette. I called around and they had the best quote, and they were true to it. They also let me keep my car there for a week because I was out of town. Very accommodating. I will do business there again
These guys go far above and beyond to make sure you are satisfied. They found an unforseen problem requiring them to keep my car overnight. They gave me a loaner car. Awesome repair shop.
Trustworthy, quality workmanship. The good people here have consistently treated us right for over 20 years.
Exception service and fair pricing. Very professional operation. Highly recommended.
Excellent group of folks. Great prices. Very fast and efficient. Work completed as requested. I WILL be back!!
Honesty and integrity! They care about their customers!