At Swann Tire, we want our Leicester 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 828-683-5225, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Swann Tire 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 Swann Tire 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 Swann Tire about when it's time for a brake fluid flush.

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 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.

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 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 Swann Tire as soon as possible.

More Brake Info

The replacement of brake pads on standard passenger cars and trucks is $40 plus tax plus cost of brake pads. Labor price will vary on larger vehicles depending on size of vehicle. The replacement of brake rotors is $60 plus tax, this service includes installation of new brake pads at no extra charge along with greasing.
If the car or truck has captive rotors (meaning that the front 4x4 or vehicle must be taken apart to replace the rotor) the price will be different than the basic brake service pricing of rotors and pads (referring back to the all pro labor guide for pricing.)
Replacement of drum brake shoes is $60 plus tax, plus the cost of shoes. Emergency brake services are based on all pro labor guide specific to each vehicle.

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. Swann Tire will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.

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