BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR

BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR


A vehicle's brakes are one of its most important safety features, and we want to make sure that Gary Wille's Auto & Tire Center 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 608-835-7339 or visit us in Oregon and we'll give you a prompt diagnosis of your braking system's safety and reliability.



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 Gary Wille's Auto & Tire Center 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 Gary Wille's Auto & Tire Center 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 Gary Wille's Auto & Tire Center as soon as possible.

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. Gary Wille's Auto & Tire Center will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.



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This was my first experience, and I was blown away! Service was scheduled for 10-12 a.m., and when they realized it would be longer than than that, provided me with a loaner. They also compensated me for the delay. I received a detailed report of what was checked out. The young men I dealt with were extremely friendly and kind. I knew if Tom Stoehr could trust them with his business, so could I. I now have my new mechanic and I couldn’t be happier! One more thing that's long overdue (because I can't figure out how to do a new review) . . . one day last summer, I showed up unannounced with my Can Am Spyder, as I needed the tire pressure reduced. They took care of it immediately and got me on my way. Can't beat the service, professionalism, and personal treatment that this business provides! Thank you!

, 11/24/2021

I have two service appointments to comment on, one with my wife's vehicle and the other with my vehicle. My wife's vehicle required maintenance and repair and we received a detailed explanation of what needed to be done, and why. We also received numerous photographs identifying the problems. The work was extensive and my wife was given a free loaner vehicle to use. The staff were very friendly, polite and professional. All services were completed in a timely manner. Very well done! My experience involved a routine oil change and tire rotation. I was also impressed with the friendly and professional manner in which staff interacted with me, and was very satisfied with the cost. I have also read the Code of Ethics posted on the web site and applaud the transparency and professionalism. I am happy to support a local family-owned business and will return soon for an additional service.

, 10/21/2021

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Great service and friendly employees. I will definitely be going back.

, 08/13/2021

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