If you need brake maintenance or repair, Broadway Gas & Automotive Car Care Center can take care of your needs quickly and affordably. Call us at 617-354-9004 or visit us in Cambridge and we'll inspect your vehicle, provide cost-effective recommendations and get your vehicle up and running smoothly. Your brakes are a vital safety feature, so if you're unsure of their integrity, please get in touch with us right away!
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 Broadway Gas & Automotive Car Care 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 Broadway Gas & Automotive Car Care 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 Broadway Gas & Automotive Car Care 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. Broadway Gas & Automotive Car Care Center will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
The folks here were great to me. Brought my car in to change tires and get an inspection. Wanted them to check out my front breaks too. Have had a weird clicking on the front right side since I got the car 7 years ago but no one could figure out what it was...until I brought it here! Replaced my caliper and breaks and my '06 Civic is good as new. Super friendly staff and easy to communicate with. Also nice that it's within walking distance to some coffee shops to sit while you wait. Their waiting area is pretty tiny.Brenna
Ray A., 02/12/2020
They were very helpful and good customer service