Brake Repair in Santa Cruz, CA

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At Catalpa Street Garage LLC, we prioritize the comfort and satisfaction of our Santa Cruz customers when it comes to their vehicles. Our team of professionals is here to handle all your auto services, including brake repair, and we encourage you to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have. Feel free to give us a call at 831-464-2269, and we will gladly provide you with the information you need. 

Our Brake Repair Services

Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) 

The Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) is a crucial safety feature that prevents the wheels from locking up during braking, allowing for better control and minimizing skidding. If your ABS light illuminates, it indicates a potential issue with the system. When you Catalpa Street Garage LLC, our skilled technicians will diagnose and resolve the problem efficiently.

Brake Fluid Flushes 

Over time, brake fluid tends to absorb moisture from the air, resulting in decreased effectiveness and increased corrosiveness of the fluid. This could damage the brake system. Regular brake fluid flushes are essential to ensure that your vehicle utilizes fresh and optimal fluid. Consult our technicians at Catalpa Street Garage LLC to determine when it’s time for a brake fluid flush to maintain the performance and longevity of your brakes.

Brake Hoses 

Brake hoses play a vital role in carrying pressurized brake fluid from the master cylinder to the brakes. If a hose becomes crushed or develops a leak, it can lead to lagged or slow braking or even complete brake failure. While brake hoses don’t require frequent replacement, it’s crucial to promptly address any signs of cracking or wear. Our experts can inspect your brake hoses and replace them if necessary, ensuring the safety and reliability of your braking system.

Brake Pad & Shoe Replacement 

Squealing brakes are often an indication of worn-out brake pads. Ignoring this warning sign can lead to a more severe problem, such as a grinding metal-on-metal sound when braking, which signifies significant damage to the rotors or drums. 

While some individuals with automotive repair knowledge may attempt to address this issue themselves, it’s always recommended to seek assistance from an auto repair professional immediately if you experience brake problems. At Catalpa Street Garage LLC, we specialize in brake pads and shoe replacements, ensuring proper functioning and preserving the integrity of your braking system.

Caliper Replacement 

The brake caliper houses the brake pads and applies pressure against the rotor to facilitate braking. A malfunctioning caliper can cause uneven braking, potentially leading to your vehicle sliding forward when you apply the brakes. This uneven braking can be particularly dangerous in adverse weather conditions, increasing the risk of losing control. If you suspect a problem with your brake caliper, contact our shop as soon as possible, and our skilled technicians will address the issue promptly and efficiently.

Resurface Rotors 

In a disc brake system, the rotors are attached to the wheels and work in conjunction with the brake pads to bring your vehicle to a stop. Over time, friction can cause grooves and cracks to develop on the rotors, resulting in issues such as squealing and wobbling during braking. Resurfacing the rotors restores them to a “like-new” condition, reducing noise and maintaining optimal braking performance. 

Our technicians can thoroughly inspect your rotors and recommend the best course of action, whether it’s resurfacing or replacement, to ensure your brakes operate smoothly and safely.

Signs Your Car Needs Brake Repair

When it’s time to bring your vehicle in for brake repair, you will likely begin to feel the difference in your braking system, such as: 

  • Squealing or squawking noises when braking
  • Your dashboard brake light is on
  • Vibration or shaking when braking
  • The brake fluid is leaking
  • The brakes feel soft or squishy when you press down 
  • There is a burning smell

Your brakes are vital to the safety of you and your passengers; please bring your vehicle in right away if you notice any of these issues. 

Professional Brake Repair Services from Catalpa Street Garage LLC

For all your brake-related concerns and services in Santa Cruz, CA, trust the expertise of Catalpa Street Garage LLC. With over 25 years of experience, our team is dedicated to providing top-quality repairs and maintenance for your vehicle. We strive to bring you speedy repairs so you can get back on the road as soon as possible. We’ll even provide an estimate of the costs before we begin and keep you informed on what to expect. Contact us today at 831-464-2269 to schedule an appointment and experience our exceptional service.