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BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR

At Avenue Tire & Service, we want our Ludington 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 231-843-3414, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Avenue Tire & Service offers.

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. Avenue Tire & Service 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 Avenue Tire & Service 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 Avenue Tire & 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 Avenue Tire & Service where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.

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Testimonials

  • Polite, willing to explain all aspects of the work done.
    -Diana B.

  • I am very happy with my service here. What ever problem I have with my vehicle John or Johnny always seem to know the problem and will explain the repairs that I need. Also they can tell me of upcoming possible repairs that I may need. They are very patient with their customers and they go the extra mile. Hard to find good service like that. I recommend this local shop to anyone.
    -Ron G.

  • I love my oil change guys. Always friendly and helpful. We are moving out of state in the next couple of weeks and I will miss seeing those guys every now and then. Thanks for such great service both in the oil change area and any time we have had our cars serviced there.
    -Cheri K.

  • Service is always great at this local shop. They will always tell you if you can wait for the repair or if it is an immediate need.
    -Anonymous

  • Did the work I had scheduled and were very helpful with the unforeseen. They made every effort to keep the work on budget.
    -Anonymous

  • I had another satisfactory visit to my favorite auto repair shop and will return for more work rather than taking my vehicle to the dealer.
    -Rod M.

  • Service is one of the best I have ever dealt with. The people were great to work with they did an excellent job.
    -Cliff B.

  • I always feel like the employees treat me like a valued customer and almost like "family".
    -Sharon S.

  • The young gentlemen that serviced my car was extremely nice and polite. He seemed to do a super job in a very timely fashion.
    -Pat M.

  • The folks at Ludington Avenue Tire & Service were helpful and professional. They helped me find a new tire at a good price, and even helped me with the warranty on my flat. Great job.
    -James S.

  • The Ludington Avenue Tire & Service shop has maintained my 15 year old 170,000 mile Ford for the last 6 years. This appointment was a great example of their trusted service: I thought I had transmission issues and had asked for a flush and screen change at $170. They test drove the vehicle and found the engine was miss firing and cancelled the transmission work, Made time for hood lock repair and an oil change. All well performed and reasonably priced. I can't recommend this location any higher!
    -Larry R.

  • Great people that do their job well!
    -Rich K.

  • Quick, great service! Thank you as always.
    -Anonymous

  • When I unexpectedly needed more work than originally planned, Johnny offered me a loaner car to run my errands. When my errands were complete, I came in & waited. That young man handled quite a barrage of questions, phone calls & customers with great professionalism, courtesy, knowledge & the ever present smile! Good Job Johnny!!!
    -Mary & Dan M.

  • Very satisfied with the service I receive at Avenue Tire & Service. If I wasn't satisfied I feel comfortable with talking with them and coming to an equal agreement.
    -Ron G.

  • Thanks for fixing my 2002 Ford F-150. It had a blown #2 spark plug in January. You fixed it quicker than first estimated and more importantly, a lot less money than quoted. I will still be your most loyal customer for future trouble and repairs, keep up the good work!
    -Gary P.

  • Always friendly, informative, and helpful.
    -Sharon S.

  • I was very pleased with the service that was provided to repair my car.
    -Emmet R.

  • They replaced my exhaust system on a Saturday, same day service. Great work, great price.
    -Bruce D.

  • In and out promptly. Service was good and workmen friendly and attentive.
    -Dean - Pentwater

  • ...I wasn't just pleased...I was impressed.
    -Nick - Ludington

  • ...Excellent assistance and I would gladly recommend this facility to others.
    -Cynthia - Hart