845 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, ON, N5P 1E5

Brake Repair Near Me in Talbotville

If you are surveying the many repair shops in Talbotville, you might be wondering which one is right for you. The team at Gurr Auto is proud to offer best-in-class brake services to keep your vehicle safe on the road while saving you time and money.

About Your Brake System

The braking system on a vehicle is imperative to drivers, passengers, and pedestrians alike. This system causes the rotation of the wheels to slow when you step on the brake, which helps your vehicle to come to a complete stop.

Manufacturers use two primary types of brakes for passenger vehicles: drum brakes and disc brakes. They utilize different methods of operation to bring your car to a stop.

Drum Brakes

Drum brakes use a master cylinder to send pressurized brake fluid to a wheel cylinder inside the brake drum. Due to the pressure, the pistons inside the cylinder expand and press the brake shoes against the inner surface of the brake drum. This creates friction, which helps to slow the spinning wheels.

Disc Brakes

Disc Brakes utilize a similar master cylinder to send pressurized brake fluid; however, it sends the fluid to a brake caliper, which causes the pistons to press brake pads against the brake’s rotor disks. This causes friction, which slows the wheels.

These days, many people consider disc brakes superior to drum brakes for a plethora of reasons:

  • Stopping power: disc brakes have advanced technology that has increased their durability, allowing them to stop faster than drum brakes
  • Handling in inclement weather: Since disc brakes are open to the air, water can quickly dissipate. Whereas drum brakes can trap water, making them less desirable in wet weather.
  • Performance: Disc brakes can handle heat better than drum brakes. Due to this, drum brakes can need more distance for safe stopping.
  • Self-cleaning: the brake pads on a disc brake wipe against the rotors when engaged, causing a self-cleaning action.

Our Brake Repair Services in Talbotville

Our team can ensure that you complete the recommended maintenance for your car helping you to avoid costly repairs down the road.

Our technician will perform a brake inspection making sure that all components are in working condition; this includes checking your brake pads, rotors, and calipers. We will inform you if any repairs are necessary and will move forward with approved work.

We can provide the following services:

  • Replacing or resurfacing of drums and rotors
  • Repairing a faulty anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Replacing of brake pads and shoes
  • Servicing of hydraulics (wheel cylinders, hoses and calipers)
  • Brake fluid service
  • Emergency brake repair
  • And more!

Additional Automotive Services Offered at Gurr

Whether your check engine light is on, your air conditioning is blowing warm air, or you’re in need of a tire rotation, the team at Gurr Auto is here to help.

We have trained our service advisors and technicians to provide top-notch auto service and the customer service to match. We have the diagnostic equipment and know how to find the underlying cause of any automotive issue. Plus, we offer free, digital state-of-health-inspections, with every service. We send this report and any images taken directly to your inbox.

There is no reason to keep searching for a new auto shop because Gurr has you covered. Speak with a service advisor today, or book your next appointment online now.

About Gurr Auto

We are a high tech automotive shop that believes in personalized customer service. The Gurr Auto logo is retro, but the services offered are far from it.

We are located in the heart of St Thomas, but feel free to call for simple directions, to our shop. If you have a busy lifestyle, we offer convenience by providing a free shuttle service. We can pick up and drop off your vehicle from home or office, and we can arrange rental cars for longer repairs.

So drop in at 845 Talbot Street, call us, or e-mail us at info@gurrauto.com, We are happy to show you around the shop, and explain how Gurr Auto can improve your service experience!

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