Brake Repair in Ludington, MI
Welcome to Mick’s Truck and Auto, your one-stop auto repair shop in Ludington. We are dedicated to providing our customers with reliable transportation. Our nationally ASE-certified mechanics can perform broad range of auto maintenance services and repairs, including brake repair.
Automotive brake system is a complex, yet highly reliable arrangement of pads, hoses, lines, calipers, sensors, and other components. All these components, combined with the hydraulic system, slow down your vehicle every time you press the brake pedal. At our Ludington auto repair facility, we can perform a wide range of services and repairs that your vehicle’s brake system needs to work reliably. Our technicians, certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), are highly skilled at diagnosing and repairing brake issues. They will identify the root cause of any brake problem and will get it fixed, often the same day – so whether your vehicle has problems with brake lining, has brake master cylinder leak, or ABS (anti-lock braking system) is malfunctioning, or it simply needs rotor replacement, brake pad replacement, brake line repair, brake shoe replacement, new brake hoses, brake fluid testing and exchange or needs new brake calipers, our technicians will get your vehicle repaired and ready for the road.
Common Symptoms of Brake System Issues:
- ABS Warning light is illuminated on the dashboard
- Grinding, squeaking or squealing sounds when applying brakes
- Red brake dashboard light is illuminated
- Brake pedal feels “spongy”
- If you don’t feel confident about brakes – for any reason or no obvious reason at all – if the brake system is making you uneasy, it’s time to get it inspected
At Mick’s Truck and Auto we will first inspect your vehicle’s brake system to find out the cause of the problem – this inspection may include brake hydraulic system which delivers power to the calipers (in case of disk brakes) or the wheel cylinders (if your vehicle has drum brakes). We will check brake hoses/brake lines, check if the calipers are sticking, measure thickness of the brake pads, and verify quality of the brake fluid, and its water content, which can have impact on the overall functioning of the brake system.
Automotive experts recommend that automobiles undergo a yearly brake system inspection. We fully concur, and also recommend brake fluid testing at the same time. As you may know, brake fluid is hygroscopic (a fancy word that simply means that brake fluid attracts moisture from the surrounding environment), so as the brake fluid absorbs moisture, over time its water content increases – this can cause corrosion of the brake system and can impact braking performance. Should it turn out that the water content of the brake fluid is above recommended range or the brake fluid is contaminated, we can complete brake fluid flush ( i.e. brake fluid exchange), providing your vehicle’s braking system with fresh brake fluid that has correct chemical and mechanical properties.
When you visit Mick’s Truck and Auto in Ludington, you will find a clean, child-friendly friendly office, and will be greeted by our friendly staff. Our technicians will provide your vehicle with everything it needs – we even offer complimentary digital vehicle inspections. Call the shop or make an appointment online, and you can expect:
- Same day service (in most cases)
- Children friendly, clean office
- Free Digital Vehicle Inspection with service or repair
- 24 months / 24,000 miles warranty
- Use of Original Equipment or better quality parts
When your vehicle needs brake inspection or is signaling that its brakes need help, call Mick’s Truck and Auto or make an appointment on our website. We are happy to be of service.