A vehicle's brakes are one of its most important safety features, and we want to make sure that Whiteheart and Sons Automotive and Towing 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 336-724-7463 or visit us in Winston-Salem 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 Whiteheart and Sons Automotive and Towing 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 Whiteheart and Sons Automotive and Towing 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 Whiteheart and Sons Automotive and Towing 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. Whiteheart and Sons Automotive and Towing will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
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Teri H., 07/14/2020
My 2013 Chevy truck broke down on 52 S right before exit to Germantown and Patterson Winston Salem NC. I called around for someone to tow and repair it. Lucky for me that the other places that I called first were unable to get me in. When I called Whiteheart & Sons I spoke with Gary who was very kind and understanding about the dilemma I was in being from out of town. All I can say is if I lived in Winston Salem NC this would be the place I would take all my vehicles. Gary thanks to you and your knowledgeable technicians I was able to finish my trip and make it home safe.