Brake Repair in Asheville, North Carolina
Protecting Your Ability to Stop Safely
You Can’t Drive Without Them
It’s a fact of life that you can’t drive safely without brakes to stop your vehicle. Whether you’re avoiding other cars on the road, navigating our area’s mountainous terrain, or taking evasive action because a child ran out into your path, you must be able to slow down and stop. Precision International in Asheville, North Carolina, offers reliable brake repair no matter the make or model vehicle you drive. Our ASE-certified technicians have the knowledge and expertise to ensure that your braking equipment is as safe as it can be. You’ll find us just off Interstate 26 at 23 Sardis Road Asheville, NC 28806. You can make an appointment for brake system inspection and repair using our online scheduler or by calling (828) 670-9191.
These Repairs and More
Although we’ll need to check your vehicle to make a definitive diagnosis, we’re glad to share with you a few of the more common brake repairs we make. For instance, regardless of what you drive, your automobile will eventually need to replace its brake pads. In a disc braking system, the metal pads make contact with the rotor (also called the disc). The friction between the two slows the forward momentum, allowing you to stop. (Note: Many classic vehicles and the rear wheels of a few modern ones have drum brakes. With these, a brake shoe contacts a drum turning inside the wheel to make the stop.) With use, the brake pads wear down. Once they’re too thin (minimum safe thickness of 2/32″), they’ll need to be changed. Also, we’ll need to look for leaks if you notice an increase in stopping distance and feel a spongy brake pedal. Brake fluid is a closed system that allows for the hydraulic force needed to stop your car. If brake lines develop pin holes or the master cylinder is cracked, the resulting fluid loss can spell trouble. We also sometimes encounter a stuck brake caliper. This is the component that moves the pad into contact with the rotor. You’ll likely notice a drag or burning odor. if it remains engaged instead of released. Our mechanical team will happily assist you with these or any other braking system repairs.
Brake Service for Any Make or Model
Regardless of what brand or type of automobile you drive, Precision International can help you with all your brake service and repair needs. In business since 1979, we’re moving toward a half-century of brake repair experience. That’s a lot of stopping assists! We offer a great 24-month/24,000 mile warranty on the repairs we make. As a member of the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina and with Better Business Bureau accreditation, we’re the local shop you can trust for all your brake repair needs.