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BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR

At Bear Tire and Auto Center, we want our Hainesport 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 609-261-1228, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Bear Tire and Auto 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.

Resurface Rotors
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. Bear Tire and Auto Center will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.

Caliper Replacement
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 caliber 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 Bear Tire and Auto Center as soon as possible.

Brake Hoses
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 Bear Tire and Auto 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 Bear Tire and Auto Center where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.

ASSOCIATIONS

  • AAA (American Automobile Association)
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • TECH-NET
  • AAA Approved Auto Repair
  • AutoWares - BTB - CSC
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • Great Service, friendly staff, all around pleasure to do business with. Their tow truck drivers are the most professional you will ever encounter!
    -Rich M.

  • I was getting my car towed to another shop in the morning. The driver, who was very professional, said if I took it to Bear they'd beat the price, fix it up, and have it to me later before I needed to go to work. They did it all. Very impressed. Will go here for regularly scheduled maintenance and any other automotive problems from now on. Great customer service too!
    -Eddie F.

  • I'd like to encourage everyone to give bear a shot. They're a local family ran business that has been here for decades. The husband, wife, and son run the shop with their friendly staff. I've taken each of my cars here for almost 10 years. The do good work at fair cost. I like that they do small work like oil changes and tire repairs all the way to engine and transmission work. I don't have to have different people for tires, oil changes, and major repairs which is a time saver.
    -Lee H.

  • Courteous, fast, professional work in towing me in, diagnosing my issue and completing repair. Job (starter replacement) came in below RepairPal median estimate, and was done really fast. All in all I would recommend this shop based on my experience there.
    -M.L. Hunt

  • Excellent towing service.Handled my old car as though it were a multi-million dollar classic! Brand new Flatbed truck, handled by a pro(Dan#49). I will save their number!
    -Carl S.

  • Great service, had my oil changed. No pressure for upgrades or other services. They did notice i needed new tires and drew up a quote, given to me when i paid, and we're not pushy about it at all. Great price too, will end up going back for more services in the future.
    -Carmella S.

  • I love Bear Tire and Auto. This is the only place that I trust to do the right thing by me and by my car. They are honest and up front; they tell you what needs to be fixed, what can wait, what you should be thinking about in the future, etc. They don't give you any BS pricing over the phone - they want to see the car and give you an honest price. They do great work in a timely matter. Their manager, JT, is an awesome guy to work with. I have several cars and I trust all of them to Bear Tire and Auto.
    -Steven P.