At Torbeck's Auto Repair, we want our Cincinnati 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 513-761-1444, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Torbeck's Auto Repair offers.
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. Torbeck's Auto Repair 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 Torbeck's Auto Repair 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 Torbeck's Auto Repair 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 Torbeck's Auto Repair where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
I've been going to Dan's shop for years now and there's no one I trust more than Dan. Great service, great people. Dan's the man for your car care.
Fast, great service. Clean garage and very friendly. Highly recommend them.
Thanks Dan for your help! You guys did an awesome job, appreciate it.
Outstanding. I haven't been here for 20 years, and Dan still remembers me, where I worked, and what I drove. When I showed up to get my car worked on, he was just leaving to take another customer home, himself. Customer service is number one here, the way it should be. Service quality is as excellent, all ASE certified, and will stand behind their work.
Fabulous customer service, great value. Will definitely be my new go to place. Thank you Dan and Amanda for taking care of the details and making it easy.
So very friendly and do a great job.
Great service, friendly staff, even loaner cars if you need one.
My car had flat tire and after calling "tire repair" specialists and being told NO. I called Torbeck's and the owner told me YES. Dan Torbeck came to my house, changed the tire and took the flat back to his shop for repair. First class gentleman and first class service. Thank you, Dan.
It is an absolute pleasure doing business with Dan. He does outstanding work on your automobile to keep it running and performing well. Dan is always fair, honest, and reasonable. He only recommends work that truly needs to be done. Dan is also a tremendous person and a great friend. I highly recommend Torbeck's Auto for all of your car care needs.
Dan does an amazing job with my car each time I visit him. His business and staff have excellent customer service skills and they're all just very nice, professional and amazing people. Wouldn't trust my car with anyone else