Auto Repair & Services
- Air Conditioning Repair
- Air Filters
- Alternator Repair
- Battery Replacement
- Belt & Hose Replacement
- Car Service & Preventative Maintenance
- Cooling System Repair
- Driveline Repair
- Engine Repair
- Fluid Inspection
- Oil Changes Service
- Suspension Repair
- Tire Repair
- Tire Balancing
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- Tire Rotation
- Transmission Repair
- Tune Up
- Wheel Alignments
- Windshield Wiper Blades
Brake Repair in Nashville, TN
Automotive Brakes should be checked at least once a year for the safety of your vehicle. Maintaining your automobile's brakes is one of the most essential precaution you can take. You can have the self-confidence of knowing that your brakes are in proper working order and, your vehicle is going to stop. American Tire Company offers quality auto repair in Nashville .
Step on the brakes, and your car comes to a stop…and you don’t even think about it very much, really.
If you’re a typical driver and put 12-15,000 miles per year on your vehicle, you step on the brakes about 75,000 times per year. Since brake pad friction material wears so slowly, it can be hard to notice when brakes have worn to a point of needing to be replaced. These are all signs of brake trouble, however:
- Excessive brake pedal travel toward floor before brakes engage
- Longer stopping distances
- Noticeable pull to one side while braking
- Noticeable pulsation or vibration through brake pedal while braking
- Tendency for one or more wheels to lock up and skid when braking
- Squealing, groaning or grinding noise while braking
Some brake pads are designed with a spring-steel tab which protrudes from the back and is designed to drag along the brake rotor when the pads reach a minimum thickness. This wear indicator is designed to alert the driver when it’s time to change pads. Worse yet, your squeal or grinding noise might be from the pads wearing completely down and exposing the steel backing plates. In that case, all your braking effectiveness is coming from metal –to-metal contact between the backing plats and your brake rotors, which is not only ruining the smooth surface of the rotors but is very dangerous!
At American Tire Company, we’re firm believers in a twice-yearly inspection of your brake pads for thickness. It’s important to stay on top of brake maintenance and replace the pads before they become too worn and start to ruin your rotors. It’s not just money, it’s your safety (and that of everyone else on the road) that’s at stake.
If you’re starting to notice any of the brake problems we mentioned above, don’t put it off. Make an appointment with us at American Tire Company and let us take care of your vehicle’s brake service needs. Our technicians are trained and certified for brake service for anything that has wheels and rolls. Let us help you keep you and your family safe!
The sooner you check problems and replace brake pads, the safer your automobile will be. Avoiding brake problems could bring about other more costly repairs. Call us soon to schedule an appointment for a brake inspection soon to arrange your brake repair or other Nashville auto repair service. American Tire Company is proud to be your number one auto repair shop and provider of tires in Nashville.