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Call us for all your car needs! 269-342-1337

AUTO VALUE

BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR

If you need brake maintenance or repair, Auto Tech Repair Center, Inc. can take care of your needs quickly and affordably. Call us at 269-342-1337 or visit us in Kalamazoo 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 & 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. Auto Tech Repair Center, Inc. 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 caliber 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 Auto Tech Repair Center, Inc. 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 Auto Tech Repair Center, Inc. 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 Auto Tech Repair Center, Inc. where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.

ASSOCIATIONS

  • AutoWares
  • ASE Master Technician
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • I have to thank Jim and his crew! They were so amazing with fixing my car. Staying in constant contact me with how things were going. Jim explained to me when I picked up my car what the part was that was broken and why I was having issues. I have so much confidence in their shop that I will take my car there again if needed. Thank you Jim and crew!!
    -Jenn C.

  • They were super fast when I pulled in with a flat tire on my way to work.
    -Ashely W.

  • I own a Ford F-250 super duty diesel. I needed an oil change and had a small issue with the vacuum lines (air system). Went to see Joseph and I couldn't be happier. He explained everything in detail so I understood fully what my issues were. Not only did he get me in and out in a few hours, he went out of his way to save me some money! I visited this shop because of a referral from a family friend. She too has had great experiences with Joseph. He was very knowledgable and willing to whatever he could to help. I will most definitely be bringing all my vehicles to him from now on as well as encouraging anyone I know that has an auto issue to go see them. Great work at a very fair price! Best around.
    -Marcus E.

  • I was not a regular customer and called at 3:30 on a Friday with a locked up break. I asked if there was any chance they could fit me in (several places had already told me they could see me the end of next week). Joe (the owner) was very nice and said to come right over. They got me in right away and I was out the door again by 5pm (they needed to have a part delivered). Great service, great people. They do all types of mechanical work. I will definitely be bringing all my vehicles here in the future! Thanks Auto Tech Repair Center.
    -Brook T.

  • Bought my car from here. Great place, highly recommend.
    -Alex L.

  • I have used Auto Tech for years and Joe, the new owner is truly out to help people! He 'treats it like he owns it'. Even if you have your ideas on how something should be fixed, trust me, his opinion is right and 'do it right, do it once' is very true! I just learnt this lesson...he fixed it my way first (didn't work), then we fixed it his way..then I got to go home! As a woman, I would recommend him because he helps, explains and doesn't treat you like an idiot!
    -Kimberly K.

  • Great guys always have taken care of us, the prices are very fair!
    -Wesley C.