At Soundview Service Center, we want our Mamaroneck 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 914-698-6888, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Soundview Service Center 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. Soundview Service Center 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 Soundview Service Center 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 Soundview Service Center 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 Soundview Service Center where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
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My vehicle had a check engine light. Rather than bring it to the dealer, I decided to bring it to Ralph and the guys at Soundview Service Center. I heard they had an excellent reputation for being honest and fair. I am so glad I did. They fixed my problem very quickly and I will be back again! Thank you Ralph!
Soundview Servicenter is our choice for all our car service. They do everything from inspections to new tires, plus great service when you fill up with gas.
I have been bringing my vehicles here for 20 years. They are totally honest and do excellent work, that they stand behind. No work is ever done on my vehicle that I did not authorize, they are always up front about prices etc. They are not "cheap" but you get what you pay for! The prices are reasonable and the work is always worth what I pay. Ralph and Peter have done their Dad proud as they continue the work he started in this family business. I highly recommend them.
My work van suffered catastrophic engine failure, 70 miles from home! I didn't know the area but I luckily pulled into this gas station at 3:30 in the afternoon. My livelihood is in this van and I'm stuck. They took me right in, had parts needed delivered and reassembled the motor by 4:45pm. Charged an extremely reasonable price and I was on my way. They didn't know me from Adam and really took care of me. Can't praise them enough. Need auto work done, go there.
We all know garages have a bad reputation of overcharging etc. but not here. Ralph and his team always do a great job on my cars and the last visit he made an error on my invoice. I didn't notice it so was pleasantly surprised when Ralph called me the next day to say he made a mistake and had to refund the difference. Restored my faith that there are some good guys still out there.