At Alexander's Automotive, we want our Clemmons 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 336-766-5658, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Alexander's Automotive 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 Alexander's Automotive 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 Alexander's Automotive 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 Alexander's Automotive 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. Alexander's Automotive will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
What People Say About Us
Great friendly service. Had a complicated issue with my car, but the crew was very patient and worked with me throughout the entire thing. I feel I got out of it all rather quickly all things considered, and for a great deal too.
The only place I'll take a vehicle now. They know what they're doing and how to get it done.
Support your local, non dealership mechanics!
Called for a tow and he got there and diagnosed problem to just battery and had us up and running in 5 minutes instead of charging way more for just the tow. Honest and good business from these folks.
I used their U-Haul service. Nice staff and prompt attention.
Had a great experience with these guys--friendly and honest. Recommend!
I took my car into the shop today for an inspection and an oil change. I was met by very kind and helpful employees. Dean worked on my car promptly. I would recommend this shop to a friend.