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Goodyear

BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR

At Goodyear KEM Auto Center, we want our Brooklyn customers to have the opportunity to feel comfortable in their vehicle. You can leave the repairs and services to our professionals, but please don't hesitate to ask us questions about why a service is needed or how it occurred. Give us a call at 718-449-1022, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Goodyear KEM Auto Center offers.

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.

Resurface Rotors
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. Goodyear KEM Auto Center will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.

Caliper Replacement
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 Goodyear KEM Auto Center as soon as possible.

Brake Hoses
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 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 Goodyear KEM Auto Center about when it's time for a brake fluid flush.

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 Goodyear KEM Auto Center where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.

ASSOCIATIONS

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Testimonials

  • I visited this auto repair shop on a referral from a coworker. I needed a quick oil change on my lunch hour. They got me in and out in a decent amount of time and were very courteous, professional and reasonably priced. All in all it was a pretty good experience. I'd definitely use them again and also recommend them.
    -Stephanie G.

  • Very good! Reliable place! Service is good!
    -Joey D.

  • I was very pleased with the service I recently received with KEM. They were very reasonable and the work they did was performed quickly. They have a comfortable waiting room and the staff made every effort to insure I was satisfied. I will be going back in the future and strongly recommend KEM to others looking for auto service.
    -Richard L.