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.
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.
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.
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 Anderson Garage 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. Anderson Garage will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
What People Say About Us
They did a great job on a valve cover on my 4 runner.
I have been going to Anderson's Garage for more than 20 years. They always go above and beyond. They are knowledgeable and honest which is something I truly value. I recommend them highly.
We have been trusting our vehicles with Anderson Garage for over 30 years, and they have never disappointed us. Sean and team have maintained the high degree of integrity and quality that we first encountered with David Anderson (same location) back in the 1980s.
We have been taking our cars to Anderson Garage for several years now. They are definitely our "go to" shop whenever we need repair and service. Big or small they know it all! Honest, Reliable and Dependable as well as friendly and understanding are all the qualities they have that keep us coming back.
Carlos R. did a great job in caring for my car and was very professional. It is obvious he cares about his customers and is very knowledgeable. This was my first time at Anderson and his work earned my trust and earned Anderson Garage
my business for future vehicle work.
If you don't understand what your car is trying to tell you, bring it to theses folks. They talk "car".