If you need brake maintenance or repair, Twin Ridge Auto and Light Truck Service can take care of your needs quickly and affordably. Call us at 301-829-6100 or visit us in Mt. Airy and we'll inspect your vehicle, provide cost-effective recommendations and get your vehicle up and running smoothly. Your brakes are a vital safety feature, so if you're unsure of their integrity, please get in touch with us right away!
Brake Pad & Rotor Replacement
Brake pad problems can usually be identified by squealing brakes. Worn out brake pads or warped brake rotors could cause brake pulsation and steering wheel shake. 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! You should always see an auto repair professional immediately if you have brake problems.
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. Twin Ridge Auto and Light Truck Service will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
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 Twin Ridge Auto and Light Truck Service as soon as possible.
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 Twin Ridge Auto and Light Truck Service 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 Twin Ridge Auto and Light Truck Service where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
We have had Scott and Earl work on our cars for over 20 years. They helped us get 430K out of our Toyota Echo before the A/C failed and it just didn't make economical sense to repair. We know they will always give us an honest opinion on what needs to be done and charge a fair price. They are a pleasure to work with.
Scott, Eric and the gang are a good bunch to work with. Having worked in the industry myself for a number of years, I know when a shop doesn't have it's stuff together. They are honest and do a good job.....what more could you ask for?
Trustworthy, kind, and fair. What else could you want or expect from your mechanic? We wouldn't take our cars anywhere else.
Great service and I can trust them with my car. Highly recommended.
Very pleased with the work that Twin Ridge Auto did on my wife's minivan. The communication was excellent and the speed of the service exceeded my expectations!