At Retro Auto Works, we want our Pottstown 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 610-323-4111, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Retro Auto Works 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 Retro Auto Works 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 Retro Auto Works 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 Retro Auto Works 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. Retro Auto Works will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
To learn more about our Brake services, call us at 610-323-4111 or request a quote by clicking below:
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This auto shop is defying the odds of today's version of customer service by providing good old fashion caring service. They take care of customer needs with no additional hidden agendas to charge more than needed. Unfortunately it is rare to find honest, sincerely friendly, and knowledgeable people today, but Retro Auto Works is certainly trying to bring that back to our way of life. We have brought 5 of our vehicles here and are completely satisfied!
Car & Truck Care, near Pottstown, Pennsylvania
I was very impressed. I was greeted by everyone working in the shop. Staff was very friendly and professional. I decided to just wait for my car, and it was about 15-20 mins. Plenty of room to sit and wait and the price was great!! Definitely recommend to anyone and I will be using them for other services I may need in the future. Thank you!!