Brake Repair in Wilmington, DE

Keeping Your Vehicle Safe -- Kirkwood Auto Center

New Castle County’s Brake Repair Experts

A reason why many of us select certain vehicle is for the safety they provide. From proximity sensors to back up cameras, we value the new gadgets that keep us safe on the road. But even with these new features, it’s the brakes that have the most control over our overall safety. Due to their function of stopping the vehicle on our command, it’s the main reason why we can drive around Wilmington, DE safely. So if they start experiencing issues, whether it’s wear-and-tear or failure, it’s important to have them serviced immediately. That’s where Kirkwood Auto Center can help you. Our ASE Certified technicians and service professionals have a variety of tools, components, and service techniques at their disposal to ensure your brakes are performing at their safest. We stand behind all of our work with a leading 2 Years /24,000 Miles on labor. When you visit us, you’re visiting New Castle County’s brake repair experts!

Are Your Brakes Going Bad?

To ensure your brakes are always at their best, you need to have them routinely serviced by one of our ASE Certified technicians. This allows them to monitor their condition and fix any small problems that could worsen over time. With that said, things happen and sometimes your brakes may deteriorate before your next service appointment. In that case, it’s important to understand the signs of degradation. Here are some things you should look out for.

Brake Light

This is the easiest sign of brake wear-and-tear or failure. Most modern vehicles are equipped with a variety of different warning signals, one of which is the brake light. Depending on your vehicle, some of them may even provide brake pad monitors, which displays the condition of the pads with a health bar! Some causes for these warning lights include thinned out brake pads or a spongy brake pedal.

Strange Sounds

When using your brakes, it should be relatively quiet. If you start hearing consistent, strange sounds like squeaking or squealing and grinding when using your brakes, that’s when you need to have your brakes checked. For squeaking or squealing, that indicates the brake pads have reached their minimum level of thickness. We recommend you visit our facility for brake service at your earliest convenience. If you hear grinding, that means the brake pads have completely worn out and there’s currently metal-on-metal contact when using your brakes. We ask that you visit our shop immediately, as continued usage can result in severe damage to your brakes and an expensive repair bill!

Schedule Your Service Today!

Without properly functioning brakes, you’re putting the safety of you, your passengers, and other drivers in jeopardy. If you notice signs of wear or failure, make sure you visit the automotive professionals at Kirkwood Auto Center in Wilmington, DE. Our experienced ASE Certified technicians and service advisors will provide your vehicle with the brake services it needs to safely travel around Delaware. Your vehicle is in good hands with us. Give us a call at 302-995-6179 and schedule your brake care service today! Need prompt same-day service? Don’t worry, we accept all walk-in customers!* Visit our shop at 4913 Kirkwood Auto Highway, we’re right next to Oakwood Valley Club! We’ll have you and your vehicle ready for the road!

*Wait times vary based on daily schedule