At Aid Tire & Auto Repair, we want our Lynchburg 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 434-239-8473, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Aid Tire & Auto Repair offers.
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 Aid Tire & Auto Repair 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 Aid Tire & Auto Repair 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 Aid Tire & Auto Repair 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. Aid Tire & Auto Repair will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
They got me in fast in an emergency situation and were very helpful. Prices are reasonable.
Kid friendly staff! My 2 year old loves to pretend he's a mechanic and run! They were great with him! I was also involved in the process of getting tires on my jeep and they were happy to answer any questions I had! A++!
Great people, great work and a great price. They even shuttle me back and forth to work, while the work on my car. Fantastic Customer service.
Great work. Very competitive prices. Woody is the man.
Good work fair price. First come first serve so get there early . Great prices on tires .
Always a excellent place. Fair price and great service.
Aid tire was amazing! After being so stressed out thinking I had to pay almost 600 dollars to get my car fixed I decided to be smart and go for a second opinion! Not only was my cost quoted at a reasonable price, the customer service was awesome! My car drives amazing now! From here on out if I have any other issues I?m going to aid tire on Timberlake! Thank you!!
Excellent service, good pricing. Very professional and reliable service! Has been my only repair / tire shop for over 10 years.
Switched to this garage from another that couldn't find the problem with my truck and they fixed the problem and did a great job explaining everything to me and the prices are pretty reasonable. Will continue to go back to them until they give me a reason not to. Nice friendly people.
Needed a tire plugged. Just stopped by, no appointment, and was in and out in 20 minutes. Tire plugged, pressure checked on all the rest and spare. $10. Awesome!