A vehicle's brakes are one of its most important safety features,
and we want to make sure that Alameda Auto Care Center customers stay safe. Whether your brake pads
are signaling they need replacement, your brake light is on, or you're not
comfortable with how quickly your vehicle is slowing down, call us at 510-865-7872 or
visit us in Alameda and we'll give you a prompt diagnosis of your braking system's
safety and reliability.
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 Alameda Auto Care Center 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 Alameda Auto Care Center 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 Alameda Auto Care Center 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. Alameda Auto Care Center will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
What People Say About Us
Alameda Auto Care always provides fast and professional service. Thanks again!
Friendly service. I am their customer for the last 20 years.
I have taken my Mazda CX-7 to Alameda Auto Care twice for regular maintenance and have been very happy both times. Great service, and great location to drop off your car and telecommute while they work on it! Happy to have found a great mechanic in my new neighborhood!
They have kept my 2005 mini running for 13 year at minimal expense. They do a great job in a timely manner, my experience with them has always been great.
Good service at a reasonable price.
I've been going to Alameda Auto Care for years now. They are professional and very reliable. Most importantly, David and his team are very honest. They take care of my family's three vehicles and always take the time to speak to me about the work that is required and any issues that might arise and cost implications. Choosing a great mechanic is important - you owe is to yourself to check out Alameda Auto Care Center.