A vehicle's brakes are one of its most important safety features, and we want to make sure that Ethridge Tire Center 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 505-883-7181 or visit us in Albuquerque 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 Ethridge Tire 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 Ethridge Tire 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 Ethridge Tire 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. Ethridge Tire Center will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
This place has an excellent diagnostician,he was efficient at diagnosing my vehicle and fair priced on work done.
Do the work quickly and correctly the first time for a good price. Chuck, the manager and co-owner with his wife, is very helpful and knowledgeable!
Family trusted for over 20 years.
Friendly, professional, honest mechanics.
They did a remarkable job, thanks.
Good local shop. Friendly and helpful. Not part of a chain. Good service. Would recommend.
Highly recommend this shop! Great work and fair prices as well as super-helpful technicians. This is the only place I trust with my 2014 Dodge Dart.
My serpentine belt went out on my Mercedes and I was a couple of blocks down the street from Ethridge Tire Center. Googled their number and called them to tell them my problem and asked if they could replace my serpentine belt in such short notice. They said YES come on in and they replaced it as promised. Thankful they took me in as a drive up, most places would have turned me down or asked me to take it in another day since it was almost 5pm. Thanks for not leaving my daughter and I stranded far from home.
I have been there twice and both times saved me tons of money over other Auto repair shops. Great mechanics.
Honest. Friendly and work is always done right!
Honest and hard-working guys here.