BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR
If you need brake maintenance or repair, Kwik Kar Lube & Tune can take care of your needs quickly and affordably. Call us at 615-353-1475 or visit us in Nashville and we'll inspect your vehicle, provide cost-effective recommendations and get your vehicle up and running smoothly. Your brakes are a vital safety feature, so if you're unsure of their integrity, please get in touch with us right away!
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 Kwik Kar Lube & Tune 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 Kwik Kar Lube & Tune 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 Kwik Kar Lube & Tune 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. Kwik Kar Lube & Tune will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
The staff are all fantastic, friendly and knowledgable. We where treated amazingly and they truely care about their service! I would 100% recommend coming here any time. Plus they have a massage chair set up while your waiting- added bonus.
The Kwik Kar team saved me thousands by letting me purchase my own part when the dealership wanted to replace the entire wiring harness (over $4000.00 with parts and labor), when all I needed was on wire replaced (a $48.00 part and $145.00 labor.) I will continue to go to Kwik Kar!!!! I wish I could give them 10 stars.
My favorite thing about this place is that they're honest. I brought my car in before and they'd tell me "no, you've got at least another year before you need that done" or "no, problems there." Plus, they're friendly and fast. No problems in 5+ years.