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Brake Repair Albuquerque

The only thing scarier than traveling on some New Mexico interstates is losing your brakes while doing it. Albuquerque has its share of treacherous roadways. Finding out you need brake repairs can add a whole other layer of danger to the experience.

Whether you are out for a Sunday drive or navigating on icy roadways on your way home from work, you need reliable brakes to get you there safely.

Signs you need brake repair service

Long before your brakes fail, they send out subtle S.O.S. signs to get your attention before it’s too late. If you have excellent sensors in your vehicle, you may see a “brake” light come on to indicate you should seek out repair services.

Sometimes it’s not that obvious your brakes are going bad. Here are some other signs you should watch out for:

Burning smells during or after braking
Car pulling to one side during braking
Grinding noises when you apply the brakes
Leaking brake fluid (yellow-tinted in color)
Slow stopping response (sometimes called “soft” brakes)
Wobbling or vibrating when braking

Brake components to service

The domestic and foreign vehicle pros at Rio Grande Auto can handle all your brake repair needs. Don’t wait until your brakes fail at the worst possible time. Give us a call today if you need any of the following brake repair services.

Brakes/shocks/struts inspection and replacement

Most vehicle manufacturers recommend replacing the shocks and struts every 50,000 miles. However, their lifespan can vary depending on several factors, including road conditions and how frequently you drive your vehicle.

If you start to feel an excessive bounce in your ride, it’s time to give us a call to schedule a comprehensive inspection of your brakes, shocks, and struts to determine if replacement is warranted.

Computerized wheel alignment

When your vehicle’s wheels aren’t positioned correctly, it can affect your braking. Wheels should be parallel and forward-facing to help you maintain control. Misaligned wheels can cause wear and tear on your tires, making it necessary to replace them sooner.

Computerized wheel alignment ensures your vehicle’s wheels are in perfect position. You’ll get better gas mileage, your vehicle is easier to operate, and you’ll get longer life out of your tires.

CV boots and axles

CV boots and axles are critical components of your vehicle’s drivetrain. When dirt and grime accumulate in the boot, they can wear down your joints. Failure to address this problem sooner rather than later can result in damage to the entire axle, which is expensive to repair.

Bringing your vehicle to the trusted technicians at Rio Grande Auto is your best recourse for avoiding expensive axle repairs.

Suspension and front-end repair

Steering and suspension systems work together to keep vehicles under control on the roadways. A suspension problem can make your entire vehicle difficult to handle. If you notice your automobile bouncing, squeaking, or swaying – or you must work extra hard just to turn the steering wheel – it’s time to call us for a suspension and front-end diagnostic inspection.

Our technicians can evaluate your vehicle to determine if you need suspension and front-end repair services. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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