A vehicle's brakes are one of its most important safety features, and we want to make sure that Cranbury Service Station customers stay safe. Whether your brake pads are signaling they need replacement, your brake light is on, or you're not comfortable with how quickly your vehicle is slowing down, call us at 203-846-0097 or visit us in Norwalk and we'll give you a prompt diagnosis of your braking system's safety and reliability.
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.
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. Cranbury Service Station 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 Cranbury Service Station 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 Cranbury Service Station 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 Cranbury Service Station where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
You're not gonna get better service anywhere else. Everyone is always complaining about how the dealerships are a rip off and most other auto shops are the same. Not the case here. You can really trust these guys with your car or truck.
Great service. Knowledgeable staff.
Excellent service; a gem in our neighborhood!
As a woman who knows nothing of car mechanical matters, I have to trust and rely on the repair/maintenance guys I find. I cannot be complimentary enough about Cranbury Service Center. Tom, Steve, and John are what great service used to be about: efficient, fairly priced for excellent quality and staggeringly friendly. At first, it felt a little scary to be on first name basis with my mechanics but, let me tell you, if you get the treatment I get (utmost courtesy, efficient work and helpful to a fault) you'll be happy you can call them by their first names. I drive a 12-year old Pontiac Aztec which did very well until about a year ago. After Cranbury's excellent service a few months back, I feel I'm driving a new car.
I have been taking my cars here for years. Their work is always excellent, efficient, professional and honest. I have a BMW, and Toyota Prius. I only trust my cars with these mechanics.
Excellent service and super nice people. Helped us get the car up and running (dead battery)