If you need brake maintenance or repair, A & E Auto Repair can take care of your needs quickly and affordably. Call us at 941-627-3111 or visit us in Port Charlotte 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 A & E Auto Repair 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 A & E Auto Repair 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 A & E Auto Repair 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. A & E Auto Repair will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
I needed Brake maintenance for my Nissan Altima and A and E Auto Repair scheduled my car for service in a timely manner, got the work done promptly and did a FANTASTIC job! They also did an Oil Change and Filter change that same day and driving my car home, I felt as if I was driving a new car. Everyone at A and E Auto is kind, knowledgeable, helpful and welcoming. Their Service prices are also GREAT! They've earned themselves a return and loyal customer of me!!Diane Tortora
Brakes, near Port Charlotte, FL
Stopped by late Friday afternoon with a smoking brake, needing to get back on the road and back to Wisconsin. These guys were amazing, so helpful, so accommodating and just overall fantastic. Thanks for the rock star service and adding the personal touch. We walked in with an emergency and walked out feeling like we knew these folks for years. Thank you so much..... Another year, a different vehicle and yet another save from you and your technicians. Seriously thanks again for all the help.Tasha S