At Northwest Allpro Auto Clinic, we want our Newport 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 541-265-5225, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Northwest Allpro Auto Clinic 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.
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. Northwest Allpro Auto Clinic will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
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 Northwest Allpro Auto Clinic as soon as possible.
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 Northwest Allpro Auto Clinic 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 Northwest Allpro Auto Clinic where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
If I could only rate them higher, I would. Pat (owner/operator) went above and beyond for me when I had a pretty traumatic breakdown of one vehicle, and another ran off the road. Not only was his work prompt, excellent, and affordable, he went FAR ABOVE AND BEYOND what could be expected of him when dealing with my insurance company. Over the course of several months of the insurance company losing paperwork and reciepts, even after I had paid him cash out of pocket, Pat went to bat for me and resent and re-emailed everything i requested of him to make sure I got paid. He's got my business for life and I would recommend anyone to him.
This guy knows his stuff! Go here first, you won't be sorry. A+ customer service!
Absolutely wonderful. My car drives and sounds like new. Great guy, great service couldn't ask for more.
Diagnosis spot on, repair completed quickly and efficiently great price these guys are GREAT. Got a problem? Use them!
I had my Scion repaired here and Pat did an excellent job!! My husband's pick-up is going in next!! Professional, courteous, honest!! I have already recommended him to 3 people who need car repair!!
Great shop! Patrick fit my fiance's car and mine in same day and was very helpful. Knowledgeable and professional and just generally a good dude to do business with.
These guys are awesome ! We were on vacation, about two hours from home when our Subaru WRX began overheating and the owner was able to get our car in ASAP and diagnose the issue and get it fixed within a matter of hours. We are so thankful for your service !
Go check out this nice clean auto shop with of course "the auto channel" and coffee in the lobby. Guys are stopping in to talk cars ... Pat will give you the honest happy deal, and the smile and price to go with it. This company is going to be the best place to take a car, if you're tired of the dealership run around!!
This place was a life saver! Pat and his crew were amazing and knew exactly what was wrong with our truck. We were hundreds of miles away from home and had the smallest electrical issue and they were able to figure it out. They are smart and knowledgeable and we would highly recommend these guys for anyone who lives there or happens to have car issues on their travels. 5 out of 5!!
Friendly knowledgeable techs ... had weird noise coming from my engine. They check it out and quickly had me back on the road. Would highly recommend ... will go again!