At Franklin Auto Service, we want our Franklin 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 248-626-2080, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Franklin Auto Service 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 Franklin Auto Service 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 Franklin Auto Service 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 Franklin Auto Service 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. Franklin Auto Service will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
What People Say About Us
Good Service station. Knowledgeable personnel. Convenient, reasonably priced, and accommodating. Would definitely use them again.
Polite and did a great job
Great work, done within a few days. Thank you!
I called Franklin Auto as a Hail Mary after being told from another shop they wouldn't take a look at my Saab due to the mileage. They wouldn't even open the hood to see if they could help. As soon as I explained the situation to Darrell he told me I could come in, same day without an appointment even though they were busy because he understood the situation I was going through. From start to finish he was so kind and worked hard to find the parts needed to repair my vehicle. I will recommend Franklin Auto to everyone I can due to the service, quality and compassion that I received.
The workers are very committed to doing the best for the customer, I got my car fixed the same day.
It was a pleasure doing business here these guys were true professionals caring and quick and a pleasure to talk to.