A vehicle's brakes are one of its most important safety features, and we want to make sure that Jim's Tire & Auto Services 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 513-887-0519 or visit us in Hamilton 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 Jim's Tire & Auto Services 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 Jim's Tire & Auto Services 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 Jim's Tire & Auto Services 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. Jim's Tire & Auto Services will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
Great job and excellent service from Alan and his team, as well as Sue!
They work with you in any problem you may have. They always are polite and get the job done with all honesty. It may take a little while but they are sure to have the problem work out. They put in a new engine in my son's truck and works like a dream. We send people there all the time with ease. So look them up and check them out you'll see.
They will inspect and plug any tire with a leak free of charge.
This shop is absolutely wonderful! The gentlemen here are absolutely professional and GOOD people. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone I know!
Always a great job done at really good prices. excellent service every time. You should make them your regular shop for tires and service.
I trust this auto mechanic and they are reasonably priced.
Excellent service and awesome people. Found shop that I have been looking for while.
True honest car care. Always fair & usually competitive pricing. Best price & service in town for any tire rack buyer. I've also used them for major engine work.
A++++ service at great prices!!!
Good honest service, Fair prices. Ask for ALAN.