If you need brake maintenance or repair, Carwell Automotive Inc. can take care of your needs quickly and affordably. Call us at 919-553-7612 or visit us in Clayton and we'll inspect your vehicle, provide cost-effective recommendations and get your vehicle up and running smoothly. Your brakes are a vital safety feature, so if you're unsure of their integrity, please get in touch with us right away!
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 Carwell Automotive Inc. 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 Carwell Automotive Inc. 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 Carwell Automotive Inc. 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. Carwell Automotive Inc. will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
Best vehicle repair shop in town. My family has been using Carwell for years because of his good work and honesty!!
We own a fleet of vehicles and Carwell services them all and does a fantastic job! Fast turn-around and great knowledge. Thank you
We've been using Carwell's for our vehicle repairs & maintenance needs for at least 10 years. Jeff Carwell is very honest and there is always great communication on repairs needed & estimates.
Jeff and team are personable and professional! Great service and price! Thanks Guys
Thank you to Jeff for taking the time to give us a second opinion on our daughter's car this week and saving her from a very expensive repair elsewhere. Our neighbors recommended Carwell Automotive and we couldn't be more pleased to have a local shop whose owner is honest and has integrity. A++!!
I have been taking my vehicles to Jeff at Carwell for over 15 years. He and his staff treat you right and repair your vehicle in a timely manner, doing it right the first time, and for a fair price. I will continue to trust Jeff and Carwell with all my vehicle service and repair needs!
Needed brakes and a 90,000 mile service for my Honda Accord. Went into this planning on replacing all four brakes, but just let me know that we only needed to do the front brakes now and the rear pads have plenty of life left in them. Saved me money and finished the job when he said would be done. Appreciate having a place like this so close in Clayton. Will definitely be back for any other service.
"Car Sick? Carwell!" has been the slogan in my head all my life. I wouldn't trust anyone else the way I trust Jeff. The customer service and "not a problem" attitude is unmatched.
Fast turn around, great quality of work. Has been my trusted go to mechanic for years and will continue to be.
Carwell Automotive is a "MECHANIC'S MECHANIC". Jeff and his team have cared for our family's autos, trucks, and work trucks since the 90's. He works to find the root of complex problems and does routine maintenance service quickly. Try them next time you need service. We are sure you'll be pleased.