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.
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.
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.
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.
As someone who knows little to nothing about cars, I had often struggled to feel like I could fully trust an auto service center, until I found Gary Wille's. Tyler, Hunter and the team are hands-down the most genuine and professional auto experts that I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Tyler even took the time to show me how I can check and keep my engine oil full. Gary Wille's is the real deal. They provide that trustworthy, detailed, caring expertise that everyone looks for. After a service, they send a detailed report and include pictures and explanations of their recommendations and your options. They have never tried to sell me on something I don't need and explain my options in clear, understandable language. I'll be a customer as long as I live in the area.
Matt Jurasewicz, 04/08/2022
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! 3/22: Another great experience. Highly recommend!
Kay Bliefernicht, 03/22/2022
5 stars 12-29-21 update to last years review. Extraordinary service 1 1/2 hour before closing. Spark plug wire cut (twice in less than a month) which caused other damage as a result. They took care of me right away. They still had one of the old uncut spark plug wires from my last visit. That and the other damage was fixed quickly and FREE of charge. Still driving from Madison for their excellent service. Wondering why there is no leave a review option this time.
Cat 56, 12/30/2021