At Canyon Automotive Inc., we want our Boulder 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 303-442-1772, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Canyon Automotive Inc. 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.
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. Canyon Automotive Inc. will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
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 Canyon Automotive Inc. as soon as possible.
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 Canyon Automotive Inc. 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 Canyon Automotive Inc. where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
They do good work. Prices are reasonable. This is the only place I take my car.
Had a great experience with Jeff at Canyon Automotive. Quick, honest and afforable. I highly recommend him for future customers. Thx, Jeff.
Fair, honest, skilled; in short, all the things you hope a mechanic will be. Have been having my cars serviced there for over 10 years, and recommend it to everyone I know.
I've been going to Canyon Automotive for both factory services and to have repairs done. I've been burned by both mechanics and auto dealers in the past, but have always found these folks to be trustworthy.
I have been taking my 2001 Ford Explorer to Jeff & Mike for the past 5 years for repairs and servicing. They have always been fast, fair and accurate in their assessments of what is wrong and their work is impeccable. I highly recommend them.