Local is Better
Because you should always prioritize safety in brake repair, both quality and location are important. You only want to drive as far as necessary, and certainly not in heavy traffic, if your brakes show signs of wear, and please only drive at all if you begin to experience brake failure. Call for a tow instead. Therefore, when your vehicle is in need of brake repair, bring it to the attention of the ASE-certified technicians at Mastertek Auto Repair in Algonquin, Illinois. Operating since 2002, we have more than two decades of experience with all makes and models. What’s more, you won’t need to drive into the city. We’re in your neighborhood at 10216 S. Illinois Rte. 31 Algonquin, IL 60102 between Oakwood and Linden. To make an appointment for brake repair Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm for either personal or fleet transportation, schedule online or by phone at (847) 854-6906.
What You Need to Know
Although we’ll take care of all the work, the team at Mastertek Auto Repair is glad to share information that will help you understand your vehicle’s brakes and know when it’s time for repair. Braking involves more than simply pressing a pedal. That driver action moves a level and piston, sending brake fluid through hoses/lines from the master cylinder toward a smaller cylinder at each wheel. There, the caliper holding the brake pad pushes that pad against the rotor/disc to create friction and stop your automobile. In a similar act, a brake shoe contacts the drum, turning inside the wheel of a vehicle that’s equipped with drum brakes. Older vehicles had drum brakes, while modern ones sometimes relied solely on disc brakes. A compromise between function and cost is often reached, meaning that a car has a disc on the front and a drum on the back wheels. While it’s advisable to have us check your auto’s brakes at least annually, some signs may tell you to schedule a brake repair visit. For instance, squealing while braking is a typical sign of worn brake pads. Pulling to one side or vibration while applying brakes is also a symptom of an underlying problem, often a warped rotor. A burning smell could point to an engaged emergency brake or stuck caliper. Finally, if the brake pedal feels spongy or you notice a lengthening of stopping distances, be sure to have us check your brake fluid level and look for leaks.
Making a Difference
The team at Mastertek Auto Repair works daily to make a difference. We want to improve our community and your safety with reputable brake repair. We discuss current auto repair topics together weekly to prepare us to take care of your automobile. Moreover, we participate in community efforts such as high school and college education relevant to auto repair and causes like the local food pantry and youth sports teams. If you’re waiting here, feel free to use our complimentary WiFi. If you’re waiting elsewhere, watch for updates via text or email. You can bring your car during regular hours or take advantage of the after-hours drop-off/pick-up option. Further, we’ll provide you with a permanent electronic record in our digital virtual inspection (DVI) system, and we’ll stand behind our repairs with a 24-month/24,000-mile warranty.