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BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR

At CARS of NOVI, we want our Novi 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 248-347-2021, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services CARS of NOVI 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. CARS of NOVI 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 CARS of NOVI 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 CARS of NOVI 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 CARS of NOVI where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.

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Testimonials

  • One of the BEST shops in town! The staff is courteous, professional and extremely knowledgeable about vehicle repairs.
    -Tovon H.

  • In Novi, the best auto repair shop around. I have been going there for almost 20 yrs!!
    -Robin W.

  • Thought it about time I added my two cents in support of a trustworthy and honest business. We've been using Dave's services for over two decades now. He and his staff do first class work at a very reasonable price, and I would absolutely recommend you look here for your auto related maintenance and repair needs. You can trust C.A.R.S.
    -Tim D.

  • I have been taking my vehicles for maintenance and repair to C.A.R.S. for many years. The owner, Dave, has many years of experience and has always been honest and fair with me about what needs to be fixed and the cost of the repairs. In my opinion, the quality of Dave's work has been superior and he strives for excellent customer satisfaction.
    -Michael N.

  • Dave and Mike are very efficient. Fast service and very polite.
    -Sara N.

  • Highly recommend Cars of Novi for all your auto repairs - knowledgeable and trustworthy.
    -Tina B.

  • Took my truck in and asked CARS to do some work on my Ford Expedition...Dave, the owner, recommended he take a look at things and get back to me before doing the work I'd asked for. Good thing. Turns out that my engine issues were far less extensive than I had figured and far less expensive. CARS did the repairs they suggested and fixed my issues, and for much less than I was planning. Thanks Dave, and CARS.
    -wavenetgraphic

  • Have been going here for years. My go-to mechanic! Quality work at the right price.
    -Michael F.

  • Great service. Skilled and knowledgeable. Clearly knew how to identify and fix a problem. Is current on newer technology.
    -Ann R.

  • I have used this repair facility occasionally for 10 plus years. Each time I was treated very well and the work performed on the vehicles was done with care and professionalism!
    -Danny J.

  • I've been servicing all my vehicles with Dave Smith / CARS OF NOVI for more than 16 years. During that time he also performed safety and service inspections on all the vehicles I sold from my company, Guaranteed Auto Sales which meant several hundred vehicles of all makes and models. I have always trusted David to deliver premier service at a reasonable cost and at aggressive competitive pricing. I will continue to service my family's vehicles and will always trust David's suggestion and upgrades to my personal fun ride a 76 Chevrolet Nova that I Drag Race in the Pro and Super Street classes with the NHRA. Dave is one of a kind and a true Gem in the Auto Repair and Race Car Prep and Build. He builds competitive street vehicles as well as pure Breed Drag Race and road race vehicles. It has always been a pleasure to do business with Dave.
    -Peter J. Cook

  • I felt completely informed as to what my vehicle required and what would prevent future problems . It was a very educating experience and what a great staff. Thanks guys
    -Julie H.

  • Quality Race Car Build and Maintenance. Ask for Dave!
    -Peter C.

  • Honest, professional and best value in SE Michigan.
    -Daniel S.

  • Best place to get your vehicle fixed! Honest people and they do a great job! Give them a call for your repairs!!
    -Holli S. B.

  • This is a top notch facility awesome service the guys are great and my vehicle has never performed so well I suggest everybody come here for all of their automotive needs.
    -David S.