If you need brake maintenance or repair, Gene's Tire Services can take care of your needs quickly and affordably. Call us at 318-322-3477 or visit us in West Monroe and we'll inspect your vehicle, provide cost-effective recommendations and get your vehicle up and running smoothly. Your brakes are a vital safety feature, so if you're unsure of their integrity, please get in touch with us right away!
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 Gene's Tire Services where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
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 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.
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 Gene's Tire Services as soon as possible.
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. Gene's Tire Services will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
Malorie Akin, 05/08/2021
This week I have had tire pressure issues. 2 tires were running low on air even after refilling them. I stopped by on a Friday afternoon close to closing time and was treated so well. I’m on vocal rest due to an injury, so I wasn’t able to talk. The man who assisted me (I’m assuming was the owner, or manager) was very kind, quick to serve me when I came in, and took care of me even with my special condition. (I was only able to communicate with a white board) He wasn’t bothered with it being close to closing time and didn’t hesitate to stop what I’m sure was important work, to give me great customer service. I just needed people to know this great experience that I had. Thank you Gene’s Tire Services for being so professional and kind through this process. I was happy to give you my business and buy 4 new tires. I’m praying that God bless your business even more than what small bit I did yesterday.