Serving Columbia and Lexington South Carolina
Brakes are one of the most important parts of our cars and trucks from a safety perspective. Failing brakes, because of loss of brake fluid or a mechanical issue, are immensely dangerous and potentially deadly.
But even more importantly, brakes are not simply a single-service maintenance task. Your brake pads, brake lines, brake fluid, rotors, and wheels all play a part in your car’s ability to brake properly. And, depending on the kind of driving you do, your brake maintenance and repair needs are going to vary.
So, when you are in the market for new brakes, or you want to set up a brake maintenance schedule, or simply want to come in for a free safety inspection, then contact us and make Mickey’s your specialists for break repair in Columbia, SC.
Brake Repair and Maintenance
On average, your brakes need replaced every 50,000 miles. However, depending on your driving habits, you might find that they need replaced sooner or later. Consider these factors:
- If you do a lot of city driving, then you are probably stopping and starting more often, which means more wear and tear on your breaks.
- If you haul heavy loads, it is harder to stop your car due to weight and momentum, which can also wear your brakes more quickly.
- Depending on the make and model of your car, you might find that the brake pads wear differently, and you may find that they engage the rotors differently.
With these factors in mind, it is in your best interest to work with a skilled mechanic to keep a brake repair schedule, and to keep track of your own brakes in case of failure or unexpected issues.
What Can We Do for Your Brakes?
Our mechanics work with the brake systems of all makes/models. No matter if your car is a domestic or import, old or new, classic or modern, we can help you take care of these important systems. When you come in to get help with your brakes, we will provide a transparent and honest assessment of your vehicle’s brake health. This includes in-depth checks and testing for
- Brake Pads
- Brake Rotors
- Brake Lines and Brake Fluid
- Master Brake Cylinder
- Drum brakes require extra time, because the tires need to be taken off.
And since individual cars and braking systems can vary, the level of maintenance, upkeep, and repair work needed will also vary. We will not only help repair any problems, but we will also provide advice for a productive maintenance schedule that keeps your brakes healthy and functioning at full capacity.
To ensure that no unnecessary work is done, or unnecessary parts sold, we will always do an inspection first, followed by an estimate, that we have approved by our customer, before any actual repair work is performed. We pride ourselves on our transparency and honesty, so we treat our customers how we would want to be treated: with respect.
Don’t Take Your Brakes in Your Own Hands
Brake repair for the most part is pretty basic repair work, that’s why every Lube shop offers this service. There are many people who do their own brake pads and do perfectly alright, but there are a few “tricks of the trade” that are incredibly important. Many a person has lost the use of their brakes entirely, because their brake lines were not bled properly. As simple as brakes are, when they are not working as they should, this could result in an accident or loss of life. Not something to take lightly.
If your car is having a difficult time stopping at intersections, or you notice that your brake pedal isn’t as responsive as it usually is, don’t try to troubleshoot on your own: call Mickey’s Auto Repair to get professional assessment and repair work done.
Brake Repair Near You
If you live in the Midlands of South Carolina and you’re looking for local auto repair that supports local businesses without sacrificing quality, then know that Mickey’s Auto Repair is within driving distance of you, no matter where you are. Irmo, Columba, Lexington… we are just a hop, skip and jump away. We are only 10 minutes from the heart of Columbia, and not much further from many other surrounding areas.
We provide integral repair and maintenance service for all parts of your brake system, because we know that complete upkeep and care are necessary to keep your car road worthy.
We also know that many times there are multiple issues with your car that need taken care of at the same time. Make it easy by dropping your car off with us and letting us take care of the problem!
From oil changes to exhaust issues, brake repair to computer diagnostics, we can help.
Call us today to find out more about how we can become your new trusted mechanic in Columbia!