Do you hear a squealing sound when braking?

Do they make other noises, like a thunk?  Perhaps they cause the car to shudder?

Safe braking ability is critical to your safety. It’s time to get your brakes checked, and maybe replaced.

It used to be simple…

TKS Automotive takes pride in the brake services that we offer.  What used to be a simple operation that could be done in your drive way has turned into something much more complicated.  There are numerous specialty tools that are now needed, and TKS is equipped with the latest tools and equipment to hand these operations.  We thoroughly inspect the entire brake system to make sure we are doing a complete repair. 

Machining your rotors

Most rotors are machined on the vehicle.  This allows the rotor to be matched to the hub and achieve a true “zero run out.”  By achieving a true zero run out it helps reduce vibration in the brakes and helps pro-long the live of not only the brakes but the vehicle as well.  We always clean and lubricate any metal to metal contact points to prolong brake life and keep noise down to a minimum. 

Quality of parts

This has been in issue in the past as well.  Cheaper parts tend to cause noise as well as leave large amounts of brake dust on the rim of the vehicle.  Spending a little more upfront can save you a lot of money and frustration in the long run. 

When you begin to question your brakes, let TKS Automotive inspect them and give you a recommendation on needed repairs.

Or we’ll give you peace of mind if no repairs are needed.

TKS Automotive in Albuquerque

Call now to schedule an appointment (505) 401-2136

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  1. I have heard a few noises coming from my brakes the last few months and have been wondering if they need any repairs. Thanks for the information on achieving a “true zero run out”. I didn’t know that would help “reduce vibration” in my brakes. I will follow your advice and have my brakes checked out!

  2. Making sure you know that the parts you are buying are quality is very important, you don’t know what kind of damage they can do. I didn’t know that ‘shuddering’ could indicate the need for new brakes. Using this information, I now know when to get a brake replacement!

  3. Putting quality brake parts into your car is a good way to ensure that they will last! I would agree getting your brakes inspected is a good way to keep you and you car safe on the road. It’s good to know that changing the brakes is not how it used to be, simplicity wise. Getting your brakes updated by a professional now days is almost an essential! Thanks for sharing your tips on knowing how to go about checking and maintaining your brakes!

  4. I had no idea that if your car shudders when it brakes could mean you should have them replaced. Our car has been shuddering more often than it used to. I always assumed that it was just the ABS working harder to stop the car. Thanks for the information.

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