Brakes are one thing that you want working efficiently each and every time you get behind the wheel. When you notice that your brakes aren’t working the way they should, it’s time to bring your car or truck in immediately!
At Chelsee’s AC & Brake Emporeum, we’re proud to offer high-quality brake repair services to customers from Phoenix and Glendale.
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We want your car to be completely safe to drive, so we perform all of our work in a highly meticulous manner and use the proper parts and tools to ensure that our results stand the test of time. All repairs are done on site, many of them while you wait. With Chelsee’s AC & Brake Emporeum, you’ll have the flexibility to schedule your brake services and brake repairs when it’s convenient for you, not when it fits into our schedule!
We value our customers tremendously at Chelsee’s AC & Brake Emporeum , and we always do our best to exceed their expectations with everything we do, including brake services and brake repair. Taking care of the braking system is arguably the most important auto care task, and one that we’re completely prepared for.
Don’t wait for an avoidable accident to take a toll on your vehicle or, worse, your family’s safety, especially when Chelsee’s AC & Brake Emporeum is ready and waiting for your call!
Brake Repair in Phoenix
Regardless of the type of car or truck you have that needs better brakes, Chelsee’s AC & Brake Emporeum has the tools needed to get the job done right. We have professional diagnostic equipment that can help us locate the problem, and then we also have the tools to make effective repairs, not to mention the skilled staff we have to make these diagnoses and repairs!
First, we’ll perform a thorough examination of your brakes and provide you with an estimate for the repair. There’s no guesswork or hoping that we have gotten the diagnosis right. Our experienced team will make sure that we have found the problem and are fully prepared to make the repairs in an efficient and cost-effective way.
We’re known for many things at Chelsee’s AC & Brake Emporeum. Here are a few of the things that bring customers back to us time and time again, for Phoenix area brake repair and much more!
- Flexible appointment availability – We schedule appointments based on your availability, not our own. You will have many dates and times to choose from, and we’ll always prioritize serious repairs over maintenance services in order to keep our customers safe!
- Attention to detail – We pay attention to every noise, shimmy and shake when evaluating your vehicle. Our service technicians will listen carefully to your input and use that information to expertly diagnose your vehicle’s brake issues and make the necessary repairs with 100% accuracy.
- Reasonable rates – Brake repair doesn’t have to be outrageously priced. Chelsee’s AC & Brake Emporeum prides ourselves on being able to make all brake repairs that Phoenix drivers need to keep their vehicles running and stopping the way they should, without those services costing an arm and a leg.
- 95% approved financing – We offer on-site financing for approved drivers. Almost every customer is eligible for Chelsee’s AC & Brake Emporeum financing, which makes it even more logical to choose us for complex, costly services. You can pay a little at a time without having to come up with all the cash at once when you desperately need brake repairs.
Signs You Need Brake Repair
Paying attention to the way your car drives – and stops – when nothing is wrong will help you identify a problem sooner. There are many ways that your vehicle will try to tell you that there’s a problem long before the brakes simply go out on you.
We often ask drivers if they have noticed any of the following things recently to begin our diagnosis of your vehicle’s issues, narrowing down what could be a brake issue or some other problem. We appreciate customers who pay attention to the way their brakes are functioning, but we completely understand that some drivers simply don’t have the knowledge or forethought to pay attention to these things until there’s a problem.
The following is our comprehensive list of signs that drivers may notice if their vehicle is in need of brake repair:
Squealing – There are special indicators that will squeak when your brake pads are wearing down. This is a built-in safety feature in most modern vehicles and a warning that shouldn’t be ignored.
Grinding – Grinding when you apply the brakes could mean that there is grit in the caliper, but it can also be a warning sign that your brake pads are completely disintegrated. It’s always best to have something like this checked out to avoid future problems.
Sticking –A spongy feeling when you press the brake probably means there is air in the brake lines. You’ll definitely need to have this seen about because a leak in the brake lines can quickly disable the vehicle’s brakes.
Brake Light – It’s possible that you get a very direct signal from your vehicle in the form of the brake light coming on. When this happens, it’s a sure sign that you need to bring your car to Chelsee’s AC & Brake Emporeum right away.
Some of the other indicators that you need brake repair include a burning smell while you are driving, feeling the vehicle pull to once side when you apply the brakes, or a vibration or bouncing when you apply the brakes.
Chelsee’s AC & Brake Emporeum is excellent at diagnosing brake problems by listening to the driver tell us how the vehicle has been behaving differently, followed up by a hands-on inspection of the braking system to verify our suspicions.
But don’t worry if you have no idea what’s going on! If the light comes on and you have no idea why, or if your Chelsee’s AC & Brake Emporeum mechanic mentions that it’s probably time to replace the brake pads on your car or truck, you can trust us to handle the repairs and do the work honestly every single time!
Our Brake Repair Services
We can repair or replace any part of your braking system. This includes some of our frequent brake services. Having your brakes serviced regularly can extend the life of your braking system and save drivers money on unnecessary brake work.
Brake Pad Replacement
Brake pads are good for up to 50,000 miles, but they can wear out much sooner due to overuse, improper driving techniques and poor quality pads. We can inspect your brake pads when we do routine services like oil changes to make sure they aren’t wearing out too quickly.
Brake Line Repair and Replacement
Replacing the brake lines needs to be done swiftly in order to keep your braking system working properly. If all the brake fluid drains out of the lines, you won’t be able to stop the vehicle no matter what you try. If you notice your vehicle leaking brake fluid due to a damaged line, don’t drive it! Call Chelsee’s AC & Brake Emporeum or an independent towing service to bring it in to have the damage repaired right away.
Bleeding the Lines
Sometimes, particles or air bubbles can find their way into the brake lines which causes brake problems that are hard to diagnose. If the brake pedal feels ‘soft,’ but we have checked everything else, we’ll recommend bleeding the lines as a way to get the brakes more responsive.
Other than the brake pads, other parts may need to be replaced within your brake system from time to time. Don’t ignore the signs that your vehicle gives you when a part is wearing out. Have calipers, pads and other parts small and large checked and replaced on a regular basis to prevent brake emergencies.
Brake Repair Scams to Look Out For
You can easily waste thousands of dollars on brake repair and service over the life of your vehicle on services, replacements and repairs that simply aren’t necessary. Choosing Chelsee’s AC & Brake Emporeum or another reputable Phoenix AZ auto care garage is the first step in protecting yourself against plain old fraud.
Here are some of the ways you can be conned out of your hard-earned money by untrustworthy auto mechanics:
- Recommending caliper bracket replacement when new caliper pins and synthetic grease will do the job.
The pins need to be able to slide in and out of the caliper, but sometimes these pins can get corroded and don’t slide as easily. Rather than replacing the whole system, the pins can be replaced for hundreds less.
- Selling you generic parts at brand-name prices.
You should expect premium parts without question. The only time it’s ok for a mechanic to put generic brake parts on your vehicle is if you specifically request them. In most cases, these no-name parts aren’t nearly the quality of the more recognizable brands, and they won’t last nearly as long.
- Upselling parts that you don’t need
Ceramic brake pads are sold by many shops as a must-have, but there is no sustainable proof that these types of brake pads last longer or out-perform other types of brake pads. The advantages of ceramic brake pads are that they give off less brake dust and they typically run quieter. However, they cost 2 to 3 times more than semi-metallic or organic brake pads.
These are some of the most common brake repair scams, but, unfortunately, there are many more out there, so customers have to be extremely careful when choosing a brake repair company in Phoenix or the surrounding area.
You won’t experience this kind of deceit when you choose Chelsee’s AC & Brake Emporeum because we’re on a mission to stop this kind of dishonesty in auto care. It isn’t good business for those of us who are honest and hardworking, and it certainly isn’t good for our clients!
We’re always upfront and honest about what services are needed and what can wait, as well as how much these services will cost. There are no hidden fees or surprises with Chelsee’s AC & Brake Emporeum.
Phoenix Brake Repair and Phenomenal Customer Service
Our Phoenix brake mechanics place customer satisfaction as a top priority and will answer any of your questions about your options.
Our brake repair shop Phoenix AZ is equipped to handle any type of brake repair you need done, but that isn’t enough for us. We also want to give customers the best possible customer service experience they can get. We know that no time is convenient for brake repairs and services, so we try to make the entire experience pleasant and hassle free.
Our team works quickly to make the necessary repairs, but you won’t leave our shop until we know without a doubt that the repairs are made with 100% accuracy. We wouldn’t be Phoenix’s most trusted auto repair shop if we didn’t take the best care of our customers’ vehicles, so you don’t have to worry that your repairs are half-done without care or concern for your ultimate safety.
Your questions and concerns will always be met with knowledge and experience as Chelsee’s AC & Brake Emporeum explains every step of the inspection and repair process to your satisfaction. If you want to see the damage and repairs along the way, we can arrange for you to see these things as we disassemble the brakes, make the repairs, and put everything back together again.
It’s our sincere hope that you will fully trust Chelsee’s AC & Brake Emporeum for brake repair and any other auto service you may need in the future, and we will go to great lengths to make sure that we earn that trust.
To find out more about how we could help, give Chelsee’s Auto Repair a call today and schedule an appointment.
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