If your car needs a trustworthy brake repair shop in Lexington KY, make sure to visit Auto Tech Service. Your car’s brakes are the most important safety feature to be serviced on your vehicle. Driving safely means maintaining your car’s braking system, including the rotors, calipers, linings, drums, shoes, and pads. Our team of brake repair experts has been helping loyal customers in Lexington KY for over 55 years. Stop in and talk to one of our qualified auto mechanics today.

If you would like to schedule your vehicle in for service or brake repair call us at (859) 252-8785 or schedule an appointment online.

Brake Repair Services

Our professionals will work to repair your disc brake, drum brakes, or performance brakes on almost all makes and models. We’ll use the best parts and provide the latest service techniques to make sure your car’s brakes are in top condition, with solutions that fit your budget.

Brake Pad Replacement

Brake pad replacement is the most common repair job for automotive brake systems. If your brakes are noisy, the brake pedal is pulsating, or the brakes are responding poorly, you may need to replace the brake pads.

 

A new disc brake pad and a worn brake pad on a table

A new disc brake pad and a worn brake pad on a table

Brake Fluid Change

As brake pads wear, some loss of fluid is normal, however if you notice considerable loss then a leak is likely and should be inspected as soon as possible.  Fluid loss will create loss of brake pressure which means no or poor braking ability.

Brake fluid reservoir showing min and max levels

Brake fluid reservoir showing min and max levels

Brake Inspection

Brake problems may begin as minor issues, but can lead to bigger and more costly repairs. Our ASE certified technicians will inspect all major brake components: discs, brake pads and shoes, and brake lines. If you are in need of brake inspection, look no further than Auto Tech Service.

Technician physically inspecting brakes

Technician physically inspecting brakes

 

  • Rotor and Drum Resurfacing
  • Brake Line Repair and Replacement
  • Parking Brake Service and Repair
  • ABS Diagnosis and Repair
  • Caliper Reconditioning and Replacement
  • New Brake Hoses

Are your car brakes making noise?

If your car’s brakes are making noise, they may be trying to tell you something. When your vehicle develops a noise that you feel unsure about, bring it in for an inspection. Some common noises that may be a warning sign to the driver are :

Grinding Noise

There could be two issues when hearing this noise.  One is a common noise that may be heard during the first couple stops if the vehicle has not been driven recently.  The noise should disappear after a distance and does not usually indicate a problem.  If the brakes pads are worn, very thin and damaging a rotor, some vehicles will emit a grinding noise and / or poor braking performance.  If this noise is heard, brake repair is unavoidable.  Have your brakes serviced as soon as possible.

Squeaking and Squealing

This may be the most common noise complaint. This noise usually occurs with semi – metallic brake pads while driving at medium speeds or perhaps in conditions of rain and high humidity, it’s because of the metal to metal contact. This noise does not usually indicate a problem and braking performance is not an issue.   It is caused by the materials that make up the pad linings themselves.  Most brake pad manufactures offer organic or ceramic pads that may make this noise less irritating but will cost a little more.  Remember some noises are a very normal part of your braking system.

Loud Squeal Noise

A continuous loud squeal normally is wear indicators.  It is a signal to the driver that the pads need replaced soon.

Is your Brake Fluid Low in the Reservoir?

As brake pads wear, some loss of fluid is normal, however if you notice considerable loss then a leak is likely and should be inspected as soon as possible.  Fluid loss will create loss of brake pressure which means no or poor braking ability.

Rusty Brake Line

Rusty Brake Line

Leaks can occur at the calipers, wheel cylinders, master cylinder or any line or fitting.  Our general rule of thumb is not to top off brake fluid unless a repair has been made.  The first picture is a rusty brake line on the verge of leaking and the second is a rusty brake line is leaking.

Leaking brake line

Leaking brake line

 

What do these brake warning lights mean?

ABS Light

Brake Warning Light

Your brake light will stay on your dash if any of the following is occuring:

  • Emergency brake is on
  • Brake fluid is low

If your brake light comes on while driving, it may indicate that you have lost pressure in half of the brake system or that the pressure is lower on one side than the other. If this occurs, you should pull over slowly and come to a stop. If the brake system has completely failed, you will have to use your emergency brake to stop. This may indicate a leak in one part of the system and the inability to hold pressure. A towing service should be called to bring the vehicle in for service and repair.

If your vehicle is equipped with anti lock brakes and you see the ABS light staying on after the bulb check or the light comes on while driving, this signifies a problem. The ABS controller will disable the system and your brakes will function as if you do not have ABS. You should be able to drive safely to your local auto repair shop for diagnosis.

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