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BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR

At My Mechanic, we want our Randallstown 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 410-922-2700, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services My Mechanic 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. My Mechanic 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 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 My Mechanic 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 My Mechanic 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 My Mechanic where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.

ASSOCIATIONS

  • AAA Approved Auto Repair
  • ALL-DATA
  • ASA (Automotive Service Assocation)
  • ASE Master Technician
  • Federated Auto Parts
  • IATN (International Automotive Technicians' Network)
  • IDENTIFIX
  • Jasper
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • Never had a problem in all the times I've brought my car here. The guys are friendly, funny, and honest!
    -Liz H.K.

  • Clean restrooms, clean nice waiting room.
    -Mary M.

  • Been going there for over 30 years always a pleasure always an honest estimate and always on time they may not be the cheapest but they back up their work and it's worth a penny or two more for that kind of confidence.
    -Harvey Z.

  • Found My Mechanic through Dave Serio's website. They worked on my 2005 Honda Odyssey. Needed a new front axle and some brake work. They did a good job same day and I was very pleased. I will go back again for other service work in the future. Thanks guys!
    -Mark C.

  • I took my truck to my mechanic because of a noise that I only heard on bumpy roads. They told me that it was a broken leaf spring and also recommended that I replace my stabilizer links. I had the spring taken care of immediately and returned to them for the stabilizer links. They also replaced the front rotors and pads at that time. They were very friendly and reasonably priced. I will be returning to my mechanic for future repairs without question.
    -Travis D.

  • My 1992 Toyota Previa Van was on its last leg. Vic and the guys at My Mechanic put new tires on it, they performed a front end alignment and fixed my heater all in the same day. Very Happy with the service.
    -Ernie S.

  • Great service, Honest & Friendly. Helped us out while visiting relatives.
    -Jack C.

  • To: MY MECHANIC - Expert Auto Repair Mr. Vick, this note is to express my sincere gratitude for the fabulous service I experience at your shop. It's always nice to know you can depend on someone when dealing with a situation like I had to deal with. I appreciate your help and hard work in regard to my car repair. I also appreciate your company friendliness, quality, attitude and professionalism. The people who work there go out of their way for the customer, many times going beyond their duty in giving each customer the best in service. Thank you for your pride, even more than the great job and advice, I thank you for the patience and kindness you and your staff showed me. All of you were very kind and helpful to me during the process. A special thanks to Vick and Rick you both really took the time to explain what the needs of my vehicle were, you just don't find that kind of one on one service today. Your repair shop and technicians are indeed the greatest! I want you to know how much I appreciate the way you have cared and thank you for all your help and I will see you next service. I have certainly highly recommended your company to others; because of my complete satisfaction with your services. Keep up the good work : ) Sincere Diva thanks.
    -Leona of Randallstown

  • What can I say about my Mechanic except that they provide outstanding service in every aspect of their business. Their customer service is superior to any other. At My Mechanic they not only make you aware of what you need to do to keep your vehicle performing at its best they explain in detail why this is needed for your vehicle. When I visit My Mechanic it is always a pleasant experience in every way. My Mechanics family has become part of my family. There is only one thing left to say. "Don't Panic call My Mechanic". You will be pleased with their service.
    -Mia M