At Precision Import Auto Service, we want our St. Louis 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 314-842-1970, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Precision Import Auto Service offers.
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 Precision Import Auto Service 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 Precision Import Auto Service 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 Precision Import Auto Service 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. Precision Import Auto Service will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
What People Say About Us
Could not be more pleased with the service here. These guys are very thorough. They pay attention to what you ask for, and take the time to communicate clearly what they find, and what they suggest. Also, I love the fact that they are honest about what they know for sure, and what they can't know for sure without further investigation (taking things apart). Professional, knowledgeable, and honest.
We have found Fritz, Steven and Alex friendly, and helpful in keeping our 1996 Honda on the road. They are competent and efficient and prices are reasonable. They make the extra effort in finding the parts needed, that others may not have in stock. When we have to leave the car for the day, it is nice we can borrow their loaner car. the staff care for our car, as if it was their car. We do not trust our car with anyone else, but Precision Import.
We brought our Acura in recently for its 80K mile check. As usual our car was worked on immediately, and within an hour, the service was completed and we were on our way. We have been taking our Honda's and Acura's to Precision Import for 20+ years because we appreciate their efficient, expert, and honest service. They will tell you what work needs to be done now and what may be coming up but not needed immediately. They never try to push unnecessary service items as many dealers are prone to do. We highly recommend them.
I've gone to these guys 3 times and they treated me right. Very transparent about the work that they are doing.
I've been using the shop for years and will continue to do so until Fritz hangs it up. Auto repair shops in general have a bad reputation for ripping off customers but I have no hesitation in handing my keys over and tell them to fix whatever they need to. Most recently I was contacted after the repair to make sure everything was okay. I don't get this treatment from my doctor. My folks now take their cars here too and are very happy as well.
Great service at reasonable prices.