If you need brake maintenance or repair, Snider's Car Care can take care of your needs quickly and affordably. Call us at 989-345-3936 or visit us in West Branch and we'll inspect your vehicle, provide cost-effective recommendations and get your vehicle up and running smoothly. Your brakes are a vital safety feature, so if you're unsure of their integrity, please get in touch with us right away!
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.
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. Snider's Car Care will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
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 Snider's Car Care as soon as possible.
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 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 Snider's Car Care about when it's time for a brake fluid flush.
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 Snider's Car Care where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
Good job on the new motor, thanks for the extra wiring and a nice paint job on the engine - it matched the exterior well.
Excellent service, much better than taking a vehicle in to the dealer! These guys know their stuff, and are friendly and very reasonable charges.
I have gone to Snider's for several years now. They are knowledgeable, courteous and fair priced. Being able to fully trust them doing my automobile repairs is truly a blessing! Thank you for a job that's always over the top!
I live in Marquette Mi and was quoted almost $600 for a radiator and serpentine belt. I called Snider's because I was coming to town for vacation. I was able to get in the next day, save over $200 dollars and have peace of mind to be able to make the trip back up home. Thank you so much.
I was an out-of-towner who walked in with fuel leak. They took a look, got parts quickly, and had me back on the road the same afternoon. Good service.
Great service, great customer service.
The owners here are caring and really treat their customers with respect. Above all they are HONEST! This is a great family run business.
Great place to get your vehicle serviced. Ken and his staff are great!
Great local car repair facility! I highly recommend them!
This place is awesome! I came in at 4:30 (they close at 5pm), and the mechanic Scott said he would stay and work on my truck! He also waited for the part to arrive. They went above and beyond to find the part that I needed to get me back on the road. If I could give it more than five stars I would!