There’s a Lot to Brakes, Oil and Alignment

 

BRAKES
San Antonio Brake Check repair service job brake specialists are highly trained and will work circles around just brakes mechanics
Thorough Brake Inspections

Once Brake Check has started on your repairs, we conduct a thorough inspection of the braking system’s balance. We go above and beyond to make sure all components are in proper working condition, so you won’t have any performance issues down the road.

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Brake Fluid Bleed & Flush

Brake Check will always inspect your brake fluid during a FREE brake inspection, even though most folks only think about it every 3-4 years when they are getting a full brake repair. Manufacturer maintenance schedules call for brake fluid replacement every 24,000 miles, so it’s a good idea to work this service in when you get your FREE oil change through BrakeChecker Rewards. Don’t forget, with our BrakeChecker rewards program, every fourth oil change is free!

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Differential Service

During brake service we’ll inspect your axle seals and let you know if they’re beginning to leak or wearing out.

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Repack Wheel Bearing

During your Brake inspection we’ll check your bearings. Your vehicle’s wheel bearings are an important element of your vehicle’s suspension. You might start noticing a noisy drive, vibrating suspension, or difficult steering control. These could be symptoms that your bearings need to be looked at. Your bearings are protected by oil seals to help prevent dirt and debris from damaging the bearing. However, sometimes the oil seals fail which will cause the debris to find its way to the bearing. Another factor of bearing problems is overall wear. You can maintain your bearings and prolong the life of them by routinely having them repacked with bearing grease.

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Pads and Shoes

Brake pads work with disc brakes while brake shoes work with drum brakes, but both serve the function of pressing against a moving surface to slow your car. Brake Check carries a wide variety of high quality pads and shoes for all makes and models of car. We can tell you which you need and when to change them to keep your brakes working at their peak performance.

Brake Check branded brake drums and rotors for all makes of cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi Texas
Brake Rotors and Drums

Depending on your vehicle, you may have brake drums, rotors, or both. They serve as the contact surface for your brake pads and shoes and can be worn down over time to the point that they don’t provide an adequate surface to grip. Brake Check can inspect your brake rotors and drums to make sure they are in perfect working order and suggest either replacement or resurfacing if they’re not.

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Hardware Spring Kit

Springs are essential to the proper functioning of any drum brake system. Springs allow the brake shoe to return quickly to its resting position after brake pressure is released. Brake Check can replace these springs when they wear out.

Caliper Maintenance

Brake calipers grip the pads that apply pressure to your brake discs in order to slow and stop your car. Therefore, it’s important to maintain your calipers in good working condition. Brake Check can inspect your calipers and suggest recommended maintenance.

ABS

ABS, or anti-lock braking systems, protect your car from going into an uncontrolled skid in slick conditions like rain or ice. They do this by rapidly applying and releasing pressure on the brakes so that they don’t lock the wheels up, sending your car into a slide. Brake Check can make sure that your anti-lock braking system is working correctly and repair any damage or malfunctions.

Master Cylinder

A brake master cylinder controls the hydraulic braking system in your car by transmitting the pressure from your foot on the brake pedal into hydraulic pressure in your brake lines. Brake Check can inspect your master cylinder and recommend necessary repairs or replacement to keep your brake system running smoothly.

Power Booster

Exactly what its name suggests, the power booster is responsible for amplifying the pressure from your foot on the brake pedal into the amount of pressure required to activate the master cylinder and the braking system as a whole. Brake Check can repair or replace a damaged or aging power booster to ensure maximum responsiveness from your brake pedal.

E-Brake

Usually the only fully mechanical brake on any modern car, the E-brake serves as both your everyday parking brake and as a last line of defense to stop your car if the hydraulic braking system fails. Brake Check can give you peace of mind by ensuring that your E-brake is in perfect working order.

Brake Lines

Your brake lines carry the pressurized hydraulic fluid which connects your brake pedal to the brakes themselves. Brake Check can check these lines for wear and tear and either repair or replace them as needed to ensure that you can always count on having full control of your brakes when you need them most.

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OIL
Cabin Air Filter

The importance of the cabin air filter is to keep the air that circulates throughout the interior of your vehicle clean. This can help eliminate small particles and odor from circulating through your vehicles cabin. Ultimately, a cabin air filter helps make the air you breathe in your car a lot cleaner and healthier.

Engine Air Filter

The engine air filter helps protect your engine from dust, bugs, and other debris from entering your engine. It allows your engine to breathe more easily. If you neglect changing your air filter, the debris that collects on it can decline engine performance.

Fuel Filter

Your vehicle’s fuel filter is essential in reducing debris from entering your vehicle’s fuel. If you periodically replace the fuel filter, you decrease the chance of incurring a filter-related problem down the road. We can check your fuel filter to ensure your fuel intake system is always operating at peak efficiency.

Headlight/ Brake Light Replacement

It’s common for your headlights and brake lights to dim over time. This decreases your visibility while driving – especially on dark roads and during bad weather conditions. We suggest upgrading your vehicles’ headlights to give you optimal vision in low-light conditions. We use SLYVANIA SilverStar® because their headlights provide you up to 50% brighter and whiter light than your standard halogen lights.

Belts and Hoses

Belts and hoses should be checked regularly, and usually their replacement coincides with your regular oil change intervals. Most belts and hoses are recommended for replacement every 60,000 miles. Let us take a look at them for you at your next oil change.

Spark Plugs

The spark plug is connected between two coils that that transfer an electrical current between the coils to “spark” or ignite the engine. If you have a spark plug that goes out, you won’t have a car to go anywhere!

Starters / Alternators

What generates most of the electricity in your vehicle is not the battery, but the alternator. The alternator transforms mechanical energy into electrical energy. It sends power to essential parts of your vehicle like the headlights, the engine fan, ignition coils and various parts of the fuel injection system. It also powers non-essential, but still very important parts like the radio and air conditioning system. It’s important to have your alternator checked regularly because it’s not always readily apparent when it fails. It can fail in stages and even when it goes out completely, your battery will take over for a short period of time. The starter does the opposite of the alternator. It changes electrical energy into mechanical energy. The starter uses the electricity from the car battery to start the crankshaft turning, and that gets your vehicle going.

Wiper Blade Replacement

Sometimes, in Texas, we don’t see much rain. But when we do, it’s important to have good-working wiper blades. If you are noticing signs of streaking, squeaking, smearing, splitting, or chattering, it’s time for new blades. At Brake check, we sell Michelin Wiper Blades for all vehicles. Better vision equals safer driving.

Free Battery Installation

With our FREE battery-life tester, you should never get stuck with a dead battery again. We can show you exactly how much battery-life you have left and we stock Continental premium batteries in all our stores so you won’t have to wait if you need to get yours replaced. Plus, we offer FREE installation and a 2 year FREE-replacement warranty.

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ALIGNMENT
Free Alignment Quick Check

Most folks don’t think about their alignment until they feel a pull, but just because your car isn’t pulling doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. In many cases a camber issue will cause a pull, but a toe issue may not. The alignment of your vehicle can be misaligned by simply hitting a pothole, bumping a curb, or getting an accident. Get it checked out to save on gas mileage and keep your car performing at its peak!

CV Axles

CV Boots hold grease that lubricates the drive axles on front wheel drive vehicles. When a boot tears or cracks from age, wear, or road hazards, the grease flies out as the axle spins. This causes major damage to the axle. The drive axles are located on the underside of the vehicle; so damaged boots often go unnoticed. Come in and we will do a FREE inspection of your entire front-end and undercarriage. When you book an appointment online, you can save 15% off labor for all front-end work, including CV boots and axle replacement.

Shocks and Struts

Having your steering and suspension serviced is important not only for repairs, but can help as an effort to prolong the life of your tires. This component of your vehicle controls the stability of your driving control, and without proper maintenance, suspension system can weaken overtime.

Tie Rod Ends

Tie rod ends are a critical piece of your car’s steering system. They connect the steering rod that is turned by your steering wheel to the steering rack which connects your tires and applies the force to turn them. Brake Check can adjust or replace tie rod ends, keeping your steering functioning at 100% and aiding with wheel alignment.

Caster Camber Kits

Caster and camber describe the angle of your vehicle’s tires in relation to the road and to the vehicle. Caster and camber kits can be used to optimize your vehicle’s performance for your driving style. Brake Check offers a variety of caster and camber kits that can ensure you get the performance you need, whether It’s optimized for tight cornering or just for minimal tire wear.

Power Steering

Brake Check can inspect and repair power steering to keep it functioning normally, whether it be hydraulically activated or electric. If your steering wheel seems much more difficult to turn than usual, it is likely an issue with your power steering.

Tire Balance

Maintaining the tire balance on your vehicle is critical to getting the most out of your tire investment. In addition to providing a smooth ride, balance is a key component in tire wear. Small Imbalances Can Be Big Trouble To balance the tires, our technicians place tiny offsetting weights at specific points around the wheel to ensure a smooth ride and the best possible performance for your tires.

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