A vehicle's brakes are one of its most important safety features,
and we want to make sure that Anderson Garage 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 210-684-0521 or
visit us in San Antonio and we'll give you a prompt diagnosis of your braking system's
safety and reliability.
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. Anderson Garage 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 Anderson Garage 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 Anderson Garage 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 Anderson Garage where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
What People Say About Us
So hard to find an honest, trustworthy garage, but Anderson Garage is the best! I've moved across town and tried some closer places, but I am now coming back to Anderson Garage because the other places just don't compare. Highly recommend!
Fast and friendly service. Were able to figure out the problem with my truck misfiring and fix it within a day. Will definitely use them again.
Sean and his team have been my preferred mechanic for almost 20 years. They are honest and dependable and do it right the first time. I highly recommend Anderson Garage!
Honest estimates. Quick service.
I recently found this place, as they are one of the very few shops left that will work on modified Hummer H2s. They did a very excellent job on the work. When I came in to pay, the cost was less than what was quoted. I got a detailed reason as to why, and I ended up leaving happy. Would recommend this shop to anyone!
This is my mechanic of choice in San Antonio. Multiple times when Toyota and GMC dealers tried to overcharge me, this place got my truck and SUV fixed right for less.
Since moving to SA in 2009, we thought we would never find a reliable auto shop, like we had in LA. But thank God we found them, and they have been a blessing to our cars and to our pocket. Thanks Anderson Garage and Sean.
I've been using Anderson for over 8 years and with various vehicles (Honda Civic, F-150, Chevy Uplander). They have always done an excellent job and warrantied their work. They are honest and thorough to a fault and have always been straightforward regarding whether or not work should be done. I would recommend Anderson's to anyone that wants a straight deal on any minor or major auto repair. Great job guys!!!