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BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR

We want our Lititz 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 717-626-5706, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services that we offer.

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.

Resurface Rotors
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. Garman's Garage will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.

Caliper Replacement
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 Garman's Garage as soon as possible.

Brake Hoses
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 Garman's 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 Garman's Garage where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.

ASSOCIATIONS

  • IDENTIFIX
  • ALL-DATA
  • WIX
  • INTERSTATE BATTERIES
  • JASPER
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • Great experience! Friendly reception staff, and comfortable area to wait. Complimentary coffee was a plus. Fair pricing and fast service. I will return with my vehicle in the future.
    -Alicia B.

  • Today was my first time using Garman' s garage for a service. Due to my own error, I was not on time for my appointment, but they kindly did my service anyways. The waiting area was nice, and it felt welcoming. All the staff was very nice. I requested my tires to be rotated, however they were too bald. I was not aware Garmans also does tires (very convenient). I did comparative tire shopping, and they were able to get me the best deal. I will be a repeat customer!
    -Brittany M.

  • I have taken a few of my trucks here, my appointments were always completed on time, thorough and affordable. I would recommend this garage.
    -Gareth F.

  • Excellent service and they got my car in right away when I called. Ty so much!!
    -Carolyn H.

  • Good service good prices. Highly recommend!
    -Leroy P.

  • Very nice, they towed my vehicle when I was in an accident.
    -Madison C.