BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR
A vehicle's brakes are one of its most important safety features, and we want to make sure that Leo's Auto Care customers stay safe. Whether your brake pads are signaling they need replacement, your brake light is on, or you're not comfortable with how quickly your vehicle is slowing down, call us at 704-521-4976 or visit us in Charlotte and we'll give you a prompt diagnosis of your braking system's safety and reliability.
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 Leo's Auto Care where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
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 Leo's Auto Care about when it's time for a brake fluid flush.
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 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.
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 caliper 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 Leo's Auto Care as soon as possible.
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. Leo's Auto Care will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
Went to Leo's to get my brakes looked at. Having just got new brakes recently from another mechanic, I knew something was wrong. Come to find out I needed two brake lines and my vehicle was deemed unsafe to drive until fixed. So I had to leave it there longer than expected since I went during my lunch break. Well first and foremost they gave me a ride back to work for free which was really generous. Then proceeded to repair my truck in a timely manner and update me throughout the day until it was fixed. They went above and beyond and this kind of work shouldn't go unnoticed. The price was really cheap and the service was really professionally well done. I'm extremely satisfied and positively recommend.Jason Brackett
Definitely recommend. My brakes went bad on my Jeep and I dropped it off on a Saturday morning with no notice. He recognized and fixed the issue quick and it was ready in about 3 hours. I was late to pick it up because of traffic and he waited for me. I can tell they genuinely care here. The price wasn't bad at all!Rober4321
Professional service. Job well done on my Infiniti QX60
Mingo Shaver, 06/16/2022
I don't take our vehicles to anybody but them! Amazing service, certified mechanics, and on top of that, they have become like family. Great company all around.
Bernard Wallace, 06/14/2022
Leo and the staff were VERY helpful and informative. I was referred by a family member and they did not disappoint. Very nice and reasonably priced. Also knowledgeable! I will recommend them to anyone! Thanks guys.
Chakira Woodard, 06/08/2022