At Goodchild's Repair Center, we want our Philadelphia customers to have the opportunity to feel comfortable in their vehicle. You can leave the repairs and services to our professionals, but please don't hesitate to ask us questions about why a service is needed or how it occurred. Give us a call at 215-332-4866, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Goodchild's Repair Center offers.
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 Goodchild's Repair Center 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 Goodchild's Repair Center 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 Goodchild's Repair Center 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. Goodchild's Repair Center will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
What People Say About Us
Brought my car in with an expired inspection after kindly being reminded with a $41 ticket courtesy of ppa. Nonetheless they were able to squeeze me in and knock it out quick. I was completely amazed and thankful by the level of service I received.
My sons car needed to be serviced, as usual Goodchilds completed the service with honesty and professionalism. Joe and his team are always there to take care of any car service
The staff is always friendly! Repairs are done right and in a timely fashion.
Joe and company are a refreshing change from other auto repair shops. They address all needs.
Their hospitality is not found anywhere else. The best service I've experienced. They care about your vehicle.
Amber, Joe, Mike and the rest of the team at Goodchilds are fantastic! I really enjoy working with them and can trust everyone at Goodchilds to make the best judgement calls for the lowest cost. Thank you for all that you do!