At Byrd Automotive, we want our Woodlands 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 281-528-4097, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Byrd Automotive offers.
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 Byrd Automotive where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
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 Byrd Automotive about when it's time for a brake fluid flush.
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 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.
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 Byrd Automotive as soon as possible.
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. Byrd Automotive will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
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MaKailey H., 12/05/2018
I was very impressed today with Byrd Automotive! Growing up a mechanic's daughter, I like to choose places like this for my vehicle maintenance needs/ oil changes instead of other places like Jiffy Lube. My parents have owned a successful automotive shop for 30 years, so I've had plenty experience with what kind of service you should get when taking your car in. My experience today was nothing short of great. I went to Byrd Automotive for an oil change on my lunch break. Was in and out in an hour. Mike was friendly and welcoming. The waiting area was very comfortable... I could have taken a nap on the couch. Paid $50 for an oil change, which was $30 less than what I've been charged at Jiffy Lube in the past. Not only was it cheaper, I wasn't pressured into additional services that I didn't need like I have been at other places in the past. Just an oil change, in and out in no time at all. I highly recommend Byrd Automotive! I will be back in the future!