Brake Repair

Your Brake Repair Albuquerque Experts

One of the most important mechanisms on your car is your brakes. At Car Crafters, our ASE certified mechanics specialize in brake repairs and installations. When it comes to something as important as your brakes, it is important that you use a qualified mechanical shop. Car Crafters is one of the only certified NAPA Auto Care Centers in Albuquerque and can give your brakes the necessary repairs. If you are in need of brake repair Albuquerque, come into Car Crafters for a complimentary consultation.

At Car Crafters, we can install and repair any type of brakes on your car. Check out the different types of brakes below and how they stack up against each other.

Drum Brakes

Drum brakes are not as common today as disc brakes because they generally are not as effective as disc brakes. However, many vehicles have drum brakes in the rear tires because they are much cheaper to manufacture. However, drum brakes require more parts, so they may require more extensive repairs. Drum brakes are attached to your tires and have brake pads on either sides that are pushed out by the drum when brake fluid flows through the brake line using a piston-cylinder device.

Disk Brakes

There are two types of disk brakes: Fixed & Floating. Disk Brakes are more common on modern vehicles in the front wheels. The main components of a disk brake are the brake pads, the caliper, and the rotor. Check out the two types of Disk Brakes below to see the differences!

Floating Disk Brakes

A floating disk brake has one piston and uses break fluid to push the piston against the rotor. The rotor then causes the caliber to be pushed in against the disk.

Fixed Disk Brakes

A fixed disk brake is a little more complex than the floating disk brake. A fixed disk brake uses multiple pistons and send break fluid on each side. The caliper never moves on the fixed disk brakes. Multiple pistons cause the pressure to be applied more evenly, making them more efficient. They are more expensive than floating brakes.

Any other brake related work

If your brakes are squeaking, not working properly or you just have questions, come in and speak to our mechanical service adviser. Jim Snelson has been with Car Crafters for 20 years and is an I-CAR Platinum member. He is an expert on brake repair and any other type of mechanical repairs. He can give a full explanation of what your brakes need or don’t need after a quick inspection. We are centrally located here in Albuquerque’s North Valley.

Car Crafters is located at 600 Montano Rd. NE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107. From I-25, head west on Montano and Car Crafters is on the left across from Power Ford. If you get to Edith, you have gone too far. (505) 881-8889.

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