Brake Maintenance and Repair Keeps You Safe on the Road

brakesOur goal in our business is to ensure our customers are always safe when they’re on the road, and brake maintenance and repair cannot be overstated. Today’s highways allow vehicles to travel at high speeds. Can you stop in time if you need to? Don’t put off brake maintenance. Ultimate Auto Repair has certified technicians who know everything anti-lock, disc and drum when it comes to brakes. We can fix your emergency brake, too!

Scheduled Maintenance

Do yourself a favor and flip to the maintenance section of your owner’s manual. You’ll find the recommended intervals for brake inspection and maintenance. Once you hit that mileage milestone, give us a call to set up an appointment. As we mentioned above, we work on all brake systems, so it doesn’t matter if you have anti-lock brakes or older technology behind the wheels. When you bring your vehicle in, we will

  • Inspect the brake calipers, lines, pads or shoes, and rotors
  • Determine how much life you have left on your pads or shoes
  • Assess the health of your calipers, lines, and rotors
  • Flush and replace your brake fluid
  • Bleed the brake lines to remove air
  • Replace any parts that are worn or dangerous

This is what we will do for you, but we aren’t the only ones who can keep your brake system operating as it should. There are things you can do, too, to extend the life of your brakes.

Brake System Care

Your driving habits affect your brakes. If you love to put the pedal to the metal and slam on the brakes just in time, you’re causing damage to your brake system. Even anti-lock brakes are not designed for continual sudden stops, so keep this in mind and lighten up on the accelerator. You should also lighten the loads in your vehicle whenever you can, sans the winter load to improve tire traction. Finally, don’t ride the brakes with your left foot. This wears the pads/shoes down.

Full-Service Brake System Care

We are Ultimate Auto Repair and we are a full-service brake system maintenance and repair shop in Jackson, MI. Your brakes could mean the difference between a close call and an accident, so don’t take their care lightly. Give us a call at 517-795-3245 or stop by our shop. We’re located at 2765 East South Street between Flansburg Road and US 127 South. We’d be happy to customize a brake service schedule for you to keep you safe on the road.

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