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Brake Repair

Brake Repair

Brake Repair

Brakes are an essential safety feature on your vehicle. If your car pulls to the side when braking, or if the brakes feel squishy, it’s time for a brake repair.

Brake Repair

Brakes are an essential safety feature on your vehicle. If your car pulls to the side when braking, or if the brakes feel squishy, it’s time for a brake repair.

Brake Job Front (Disc), Brake Job Rear (Disc), Brake Job Rear (Drum), Brake, Job Rotor Replacementbrake-systems

The Car Salon, Tirecraft division is the leading brakes repair shop in Calgary, AB, and the surrounding area. It is an unmistakable feeling to come close to the collision. One moment you are enjoying a relaxing drive through Calgary, AB, and the next second is a sheer terror as you stomp on the brake pedal and hold onto the steering wheel.

Now imagine that your brakes are worn out and not working properly. The potential damage in a collision involving failed brakes can cause injury to your passengers and the other drivers on the road in Calgary, AB. Don’t let a close call persuade you into finally making an appointment at our facility for an inspection of your vehicle’s brakes. Come on in today so our trained mechanics can help you avoid a failure of your vehicle’s system of brakes.

Generally, most cars and trucks in Calgary, AB have a braking system consisting of front disc brakes with disc or drum brakes in the rear. Both disc and drum brakes are operated by pressurized brake fluid. This fluid is contained in a master cylinder. The master cylinder is responsible for actually pressurizing the brake fluid. When you depress the brake pedal, a series of processes occur. From the master cylinder, pressurized brake fluid is deployed through a series of tubes and hoses. When the pressurized fluid reaches the mechanical parts of each wheel, these parts slow the car down. In a disc brake system, these parts squeeze two brake pads against the disc or rotor, forcing the vehicle to slow down and come to a complete stop. Within a drum brake system, fluid is forced into the wheel cylinder, which pushes the brake shoes out so that the friction linings are pressed against the drum, causing your vehicle’s tires to come to a complete stop. In both sets of brakes, friction helps stop the vehicle, though friction also causes heat, which can lead to failure in your vehicle’s braking system if other brake components are already worn.

While regular brake inspections should be apart of your vehicle’s routine maintenance, there are signs to look out for concerning brakes tending towards failure. First, the brake pedal might press down too far against the floorboard of your vehicle. This is known as a “spongy” brake pedal, which can point to extra air in the hydraulic lines. The opposite may occur, and the brakes may feel almost impossible to press down. Usually, your vehicle’s electronic diagnostic system will alert you to a potential issue with your brakes by a service indicator light on the dashboard. A sure sign of bad brakes can be heard in brakes that squeal or grind when in use. Squealing brakes generally mean that the brake pads are overstressed to the point of non-existence, though the brake pads may also be cracked or broken. Noticing these signs and symptoms of faulty brakes can save you money down the road while keeping yourself safe along with the other drivers on the road.

Don’t hesitate to have your brakes inspected by our highly trained mechanics at our facility in Calgary, AB. Our mechanics have years of experience inspecting brakes in Calgary, AB. Our team of auto professionals has seen all of the signs and symptoms of bad brakes, so don’t risk the safety of yourself, your passengers, or the other drives on the highway. If you happen to be experiencing unusual squealing or grinding noises coming from your vehicle’s brakes, then make an appointment today to have your brakes inspected by an experienced mechanic.

Brake Job, Front

Brake Job, Rear Disc

You apply pressure to your brakes, they stop your car. No matter what the case, stop light or…

The Car Salon, Tirecraft division is the leading front brake repair shop in Calgary, AB., and surrounding area. The split second it takes you to press down on the brake should equal the speed and precision of your brake to force your vehicle to a stop. Simply, you apply the brake, your car stops—immediately. And that’s the way it should be. Your brakes should allow stop for any obstacles on the road and then continue on your journey.

But sometimes your vehicle’s brakes are not as responsive— sluggish, squeaky, and shaky. When your brakes are having difficulty stopping your vehicle, it poses a risk to your safety in the vehicle as you travel. We can offer your front brake job the care they deserve so your vehicle can return to the road in peak condition at our Calgary, AB location. In the case that your front disc brakes are to blame we can accommodate your vehicle’s need for brake repair or brake replacement. We are aware of the safety risks that worn brakes can impose on the way your car handles and we can provide you the quality service that you require. We also offer additional services to keep your vehicle in top working conditions in Calgary, AB.

When you are experiencing issues with stopping safely and efficiently, we can help restore your front disc brakes to their optimal performance. If your front disc brakes are functioning correctly, the friction material on the pad or shoe will squeeze against the rotor or drum when the brake is applied to slow your vehicle to a stop. Over time, the pad or shoe wears thin. The rotor or drum can become worn due to contact and heat. A technique called machining can be performed, which involves scraping or cutting the rotor or drum so it is smooth and true. This can be done within specifications, but if the thickness of the rotor or drum becomes too thin or the surface is too scored or warped, they will need to be replaced. An inspection of your brakes will determine which option will service your front disc brake system best. Whether you need brake repair or brake replacement on your front disc brakes, we can offer you superior care and efficient services. So, if the precision of your front disc brakes is in question, our location at Calgary, AB will be a dependable and reliable stop on your travels. We will return balance to your worn brake system with our services. Do not wait to schedule your vehicle for the superior brake repair or brake replacement services we can provide. We will restore your vehicle to a safe state for your journey and any obstacle you might face.

Heater hoses play an important role in your vehicle’s heating system, which works in conjunction with the cooling system. A running engine produces a tremendous amount of heat, which needs to be transferred away from the engine in order to prevent overheating. Coolant or antifreeze flows through the engine, absorbs the excess heat and carries it away from the engine. Some of this heat is blown into the open air. During the colder months of the year, some of the heat is blown inside your vehicle by way of heating fans to help heat the cabin. Heater hoses are an important component in the transfer of excess heat from the engine to the heater core, where the heat is then blown into the inside compartment of your vehicle. Heater fans will blow on the hot heater hoses in order to heat the car. The coolant inside the hoses will return to the engine at a lower temperature in order to cool the engine. This cycle repeats over and over again.

Heater hoses are just one part of the cooling down process of your vehicle’s engine. Without a properly maintained set of heater hoses, you can be sure you will be faced with an inconvenient overheating engine in the middle of important travel plans in Calgary, AB. But it doesn’t have to happen this way!

Let our auto professionals stay on top of all your heater hose related needs. We’re happy to provide quality customer service and quick heater hose replacement service in Calgary, AB. Our auto services aim to help save you trouble down the road. So, after your car or truck has cooled down and the engine is no longer hot, remember to periodically check your heater hoses to see if they are hard, soft, or swollen, or schedule an appointment to have your heater hoses checked and replaced as soon as possible.

When your brakes are noisier than your horn; there is an issue. And when your brakes aren’t functioning correctly…

The Car Salon, Tirecraft division is the leading rear brakes repair shop in Calgary, AB. Your vehicle is designed to provide satisfaction. The destination doesn’t matter. The grocery store, dinner, or the beach, your vehicle can take you there. And it does daily, making the thought of your destination a reality. Wear and tear on your vehicle is also a reality

This can be on your brakes which you can hear when you ease to a halt at a stoplight. The sound you hear may be a squeal, shriek, or a whistle. This should alert you to the distress your brakes are experiencing. The distress signal is alerting you that your vehicle’s brakes are not functioning at full capacity. When your brakes are not functioning accurately, they are a safety hazard. Noisy brakes aren’t just an annoyance, it’s your vehicle’s way of communicating that there is an issue that needs attention. And we can service your vehicle at our Calgary, AB location. We speak your vehicle’s language and can determine whether you require brake repair or brake replacement. Our goal is to return your vehicle to peak performance so it can get you to your destination safely. Additionally, to maintain your vehicle’s prime condition we also offer other services in Calgary, AB.

In the case that your vehicle directs us to your rear disc brakes, we can diagnose the issue and determine the proper course of action, brake repair or brake replacement. Either service will provide a safe and optimal brake system. If your brakes are working properly, the friction material on the pad platform squeezes against the rotor when the brake is applied to slow your car to a stop. As you drive, you use your brakes often to stop at a stop sign or to simply slow your speed. Constant use of your brakes, though normal and a necessity can cause the pad to wear thin over time. The rotor can also become worn due to contact and heat. Utilizing a technique called machining, we can scrape and cut the rotor or drum until it is smooth and true. Machining of the rotor or drum, however, can only be done to an extent. If the thickness becomes too thin or the surface becomes scored or warped, they will need to be replaced. Whether your vehicle requires brake repair or brake replacement, we will provide superior care at our Calgary, AB location. We will restore the safety and efficiency of your vehicle’s performance so you can focus on the road ahead. Let us determine your vehicle’s brake distress. Let us provide you with fully functioning brakes that are accurate performers; silent, reliable, and precise. Your journey should be the only thought on your mind, so make the right decision when your vehicle needs rear disc brake service.

Brake Job, Rear (Drum)

Brake Job

Your destination is your main priority when you climb into the driver’s seat of your vehicle, as I…

The Car Salon, Tirecraft division is the leading rear brakes repair shop in Calgary, AB. Your brakes have one duty: to stop your vehicle. Whether it be a stop light or an obstacle in your path, it is important you have properly working brakes to bring your vehicle to a halt. When your brakes become loud, there’s a problem. Squealing, vibrating and whistling may be an indication that your vehicle’s brakes need attention. We can provide your brakes the proper care they require when you schedule an appointment at our Calgary, AB. location to diagnose your brake problem.Read less

If your brake issues persist, the result can be brake failure. To prevent an instance where your brakes cease to function, leave your brakes in our care. We will determine the proper course of action: brake repair or brake replacement, to return your vehicle to the superior working condition. We can ensure that that the care and the quality of your vehicle will be of the best. We also offer additional services to keep your vehicle in a top working condition in Calgary, AB.

In the case that your rear brake drums are in need of assistance, we can accommodate your vehicle’s needs without fail. When your brakes are functioning correctly, the friction material on the shoe platform squeezes against the drum when the brake is applied to slow your vehicle to a stop. But when your brakes aren’t functioning correctly, we can replace the rear friction materials and reface the rear brake drums. Being that you utilize your vehicle on a daily basis, frequent use over time can cause the shoe to wear thin. The drums can also become worn due to contact and heat. The technique by the name of machining can be performed for repair. Machining is scraping or cutting the drum so it is smooth and true. Performing machining on the drum is allowable within specification, but replacement drums will be necessary if the thickness of the drum becomes too thin or the surface becomes too thin or warped. Whether your vehicle needs brake repair or brake replacement, we will ensure that the performance of your vehicle is optimal. When the accuracy of your brakes does not meet the proper standards, we can offer you unrivaled service and care at our Calgary, AB. location. When your brakes don’t perform effectively, your vehicle’s ability to keep you safe is compromised. Do not hesitate to schedule your vehicle for the brake repair or brake replacement services with us. Your destination should be your priority, let us worry about the mechanics of your vehicle. We can diagnose and repair your brakes so when your vehicle stops, it does so effortlessly and silently.

The serpentine belt is involved in some major functions under the hood of your car or truck. A serpentine belt should be replaced every 100,000 to 160,000 Km’s in Calgary, AB, though you should inspect the serpentine belt periodically for cracks, grooves, or frays to avoid a disaster. Our auto professionals will inspect the serpentine belt for cracks that seem to penetrate at least three inches deep into the ribbed section of the belt. These types of cracks—and especially cracks that penetrate more than halfway through the belt—justify a serpentine belt replacement. Other cracks are just part of a serpentine’s belt useful life and may not be a reason to replace the serpentine belt. Sometimes dirt and debris may find its way in between the belt and the pulleys, which can lead to bigger problems if the dirt and debris become jammed. The serpentine belt can also become wet with oil, which may cause the belt to slip and not provide proper circulation for keeping the engine cool. An auto mechanic will look for all of these things and more during a serpentine belt inspection at our location in Calgary, AB

Between models of cars and trucks, the interval between serpentine belt replacements can vary from model to model. So it’s important to check your owner’s manual or contact one of our auto professionals for insight into when your car or truck may be coming up on a serpentine belt replacement appointment in Calgary, AB

When you stop in for a serpentine belt inspection or replacement, we want you to know that your car or truck is in the most capable of hands. We carry a wide selection of affordable replacement parts so you don’t have to pay the steep prices set by manufacturers. To keep all of your auto-related needs covered, we service cars and trucks in Calgary, AB. We pride ourselves on quality customer service and accurate, affordable repairs aimed at saving you trouble down the road. So come in to consult with our team of trusted mechanics or to have your serpentine belt inspected so you can concentrate on mapping out your travel plans instead of worrying about the reliability of the vehicle that will get you there. Make an appointment with us today. We’ll have you out in no time at all!

Your vehicle’s main purpose is motion. However, the power to slow and stop that speed also needs…

The Car Salon, Tirecraft division is the leading rotor replacement shop in Calgary, AB. Stop. When you see this word in your travels you don’t have to think about what you do. You just react and your vehicle should do the same. As you ease your foot on the pedal, your brakes respond by slowing your vehicle to a stop. But sometimes your brakes aren’t so efficient.

The Car Salon, Tirecraft division is the leading rotor replacement shop in Calgary, AB. Stop. When you see this word in your travels you don’t have to think about what you do. You just react and your vehicle should do the same. As you ease your foot on the pedal, your brakes respond by slowing your vehicle to a stop. But sometimes your brakes aren’t so efficient.

Over time, they become loud. They chatter, quake and squeak, making you aware of their presence. At this point, you have a problem a brake Job may be necessary. The noise coming from beneath your brake pedal is not to be ignored. It is an indicator that a service to check the functionality of your brakes is needed. We can assess the issues causing the clatter from your brakes at our Calgary, AB location. When you leave your vehicle in our care, we will provide superior service that will return your vehicle to peak performance. We can offer you a brake inspection that will determine whether you need brake repair or brake replacement. Brakes are responsible for safely stopping your vehicle at signs and lights, and curbing your speed. In the case that you will need rotor replacement, we can provide a thorough assessment to determine your vehicle’s needs. We also offer additional services to maintain the optimal performance of a vehicle in Calgary, AB.

You can place the care of your vehicle in our hands. The superior functionality of your brakes is an important component of your vehicle’s performance. If your brakes are not performing with accuracy they jeopardize the safety of your vehicle as you travel. If your brake rotors are the reason for your stopping issues, we can offer the proper services. When your brakes are at peak performance, the friction material located on the pad or shoe platform squeezes against the rotor or drum when the brake is applied to slow your vehicle to a stop. As you use your brakes over time the pad or shoe wears thin. The rotor or drum can become worn due to contact and heat. To repair the damage, a technique called machining can be performed. The technique involves scraping or cutting so it is smooth and true. Machining is acceptable within specification, but if the thickness of the rotor becomes too thin or the surface is too scored or warped, it will need to be replaced. The extent of the wear will determine the correct course of action for your vehicle’s brakes. The determination of brake repair or brake replacement can depend on the vehicle type where replacement might be the only option. In either case, we will be able to perform the proper adjustments necessary to return your vehicle to top working condition at our Calgary, AB. location. If your vehicle’s brakes are making noises they shouldn’t; do not hesitate to bring your car in for a brake inspection. We will make sure your vehicle is secure as you travel.

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Phone: 403.250.9723
Address: 1725 32 Ave. NE #122 Calgary, AB T2E 7C8