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BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR

At Performance Tire & Auto Repair Center Inc., we want our Smithfield 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 919-934-2694, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Performance Tire & Auto Repair Center Inc. offers.

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.

Resurface Rotors
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. Performance Tire & Auto Repair Center Inc. will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.

Caliper Replacement
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 Performance Tire & Auto Repair Center Inc. as soon as possible.

Brake Hoses
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 Performance Tire & Auto Repair Center Inc. 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 Performance Tire & Auto Repair Center Inc. where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.

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Testimonials

  • They do a very thorough check of my car at each oil change to make sure there isnt any issues that I should be concerned about. It does take a little longer to check it over instead of just changing the oil and filter, but my peace of mind in knowing whats going on with my car is worth a few more minutes of my day. If there is a "list" of things my car needs they will let me know if any are safety related or if there maintenance related. I would rather know whats wrong rather than drive around thinking everything is fine when its not. Love the shop and the people. Highly recommend!
    -Anonymous

  • We brought our car here as a referral from another customer who had a good experience. The staff was excellent and went above and beyond to make sure the issue with our car was corrected. They did give us a list of other things that needed to be corrected with our car, which we found was very helpful. We were able to plan what repairs were needed and when to get them done. Never once did they try to push or sell us services. We are thankful for honest mechanics.
    -Brenda C.

  • Helped me out tremendously when everyone else was closed for a holiday weekend! Really great customer service and super fast to get me back on the road! Scott, Dave and Jason are the best! Highly recommend! Thank you!
    -Rebecca M.