A vehicle's brakes are one of its most important safety features, and we want to make sure that Vanderlely's Auto Powertrain & Speed Parts LLC 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 610-847-1090 or visit us in Ottsville 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 Vanderlely's Auto Powertrain & Speed Parts LLC 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 Vanderlely's Auto Powertrain & Speed Parts LLC 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 Vanderlely's Auto Powertrain & Speed Parts LLC 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. Vanderlely's Auto Powertrain & Speed Parts LLC will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
My truck needed front brakes and rotors for inspection. Kevin did the work and even took the time to show me why the parts failed. My brakes are working better than they have in some time. Thanks Kevin for your thorough work doing a great job on my brakes!! It must be 25-30 years that I have been taking my vehicles to Vanderlely's. I have always received the same great service with the job done right the first time. The whole team there really cares about great service and getting it right. I highly recommend this shop!Lee Powers
I was looking for an inexpensive car and found a Nissan Xterra here. It had just come in and they checked the whole car over, fixes an exhaust leak and brakes. It was ready for me the next day and UNDER BUDGET!! GREAT PEOPLE HERE FOLKS. Do yourself a favor and RUN to Vanderlely's Automotive!Paul M