Brake Repair in Crystal Lake, IL
Paying Attention To Your Braking Ability
Your Brakes, Your Safety
Whether you’re the driver, a passenger, or another motorist sharing the road, a vehicle’s brakes are a huge part of your safety. Therefore, you must pay close attention to any potential signs of trouble and entrust your automobile to the ASE-certified technicians at Top Notch Automotive in Crystal Lake, Illinois, for brake repair. We’re a local business staffed by your neighbors, but we have the reputability that comes with multiple national affiliations that help us source the very best products and parts. We’re easy to find close to your home or workplace at 930 Pyott Rd. Suite 101 Crystal Lake, IL 60014. That’s between Three Oaks Recreation Area and Canterbury Park and near the intersection with S. Virginia Road. We’re here to help you Mon-Fri: 8AM-5:30PM. Making an appointment is simple, too. Use our online scheduling feature to call us at (815) 526-3626.
When To Seek Repair
In case you’re wondering when you should seek brake repair, we’re happy to give you a few pointers. First, it’s best practice to bring your transportation to Top Notch Automotive for a brake check at least once yearly. Also, if you notice any sign indicating brake trouble, make an appointment immediately. For instance, if you realize that your stopping distances are increasing, you should schedule a visit. Also, pay attention to squealing noises that occur as you brake. This is often a sign of brake pads worn beyond the minimum safe thickness. You could have a brake system issue if you detect a burning odor. The emergency brake could be engaged as you drive, or your car could have a stuck brake caliper. Another telling sign is a vibration of shimmy as you apply brakes. Furthermore, you might feel your car tug to one side during braking. Note that this is a different problem than a pull to the side that always occurs. A constant pulling is more likely a wheel alignment issue. Finally, if your brake pedal feels spongy under your foot, you’ll need to see us. This may point to a lack of brake fluid, potentially resulting from a leak in a line or a cracked master cylinder.
Confidence And Care
When you bring your vehicle to Top Notch Automotive for brake repair, you get outstanding customer care and the confidence that comes from accurate, fair repairs. The Better Business Bureau accredits us, and we’re part of the RepairPal and NAPA AutoCare networks. We’ll tell you the truth about what your auto needs–and what it doesn’t. Moreover, there’ll be no nasty surprises because we gladly give written estimates ahead of time. Further, we stand behind our work. Our warranty extends to as much as 5 years / 50,000 miles. Ask us to verify the specific coverage details based on your particular repair. Also, enjoy the extras we provide during your service visit, including the use of a loaner car and the option for us to pick-up/drop-off within 8 miles of the shop.