A vehicle's brakes are one of its most important safety features, and we want to make sure that Kensington Auto Service Ltd. 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 860-829-7377 or visit us in Berlin and we'll give you a prompt diagnosis of your braking system's safety and reliability.
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.
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. Kensington Auto Service Ltd. will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
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 Kensington Auto Service Ltd. as soon as possible.
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 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 Kensington Auto Service Ltd. about when it's time for a brake fluid flush.
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 Kensington Auto Service Ltd. where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
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I have been here twice already. First time for an oil change, and the second for an emissions test. The service is fast, friendly, and reliable. No tricks, and pricing is fair. If you need anything done, this is the place to go!
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#1 shop located in Berlin/Kensington, CT. Thank you Justin for all your hard work, and thanks to the whole crew there!!
Got my emission testing done there. It got done fast, was there 15 min tops. Very friendly there.
Excellent customer service. Very honest. They corrected a problem with my car that was missed at a previous visit. They could have easily said it was something else, but they owned up to it, fixed it at no charge, AND did extra service at no charge also. These guys are great!