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BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR

At Mike's Auto Care, we want our Lansing 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 517-372-2779, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Mike's Auto Care 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.

Resurface Rotors
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. Mike's Auto Care will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.

Caliper Replacement
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 Mike's Auto Care as soon as possible.

Brake Hoses
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 Mike's Auto Care 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 Mike's Auto Care where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.

ASSOCIATIONS

  • AAA (American Automobile Association)
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • BBB Accredited Business
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • Mike is an honest mechanic who does excellent work! His prices are great too. I send all my cars to him.
    -Bill K.

  • Best place in town very friendly and repair was done in same day great place.
    -Sarah Kim S.

  • Mike always does a great job fixing all of my cars.
    -Bill

  • Fast and the price was well below what I planned on paying. Got me in and out same day. I found my go to auto repair place.
    -Leah C.

  • Mike is honest, kind and a super great mechanic! Been going here for years, super thrilled.
    -Becky B.

  • I love the service & Mike is an honorable guy, I even referred my mom! She loves them too!!
    -Angie C.

  • I have always gotten excellent service at Mikes Auto Care. Mike is so knowledgeable and is very honest and fair. I have been using Mikes Auto Care since they opened and had followed Mike from shop to shop before he opened his own business. I wouldn't trust my car to anyone else!
    -Elizabeth B.

  • Got a same day appointment today. They addressed each issue I wanted looked at, and Mike gave me a call with an estimate (consistent with a quote 8 months prior) before they did any of the repairs. He gave me a good opinion to hold off on a fix and the car was done by late afternoon. I will be bringing my Galant in within a few months!
    -Scott Z.

  • We have followed Mike from different service centers till he started his own company and still continue to see and trust him most of all. Even though we now live 30-40 minutes away, we still bring our vehicles back to him when we know they need solid service and we need trusted advice about what work needs to be done. Thanks Mike for being such an honest mechanic and businessman!
    -Tabitha C.

  • Thank you... Always great care and service at Mike's Auto
    -Betty B.

  • As always service exceeds expectations!! I always recommend to my friends and family!
    -Jessica W.

  • I trust this mechanic and I will take my car there from now on. He does a great job explaining what your options are and is not likely to recommend repair you don't need.
    -Eric Z.