BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR
BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR
At B & M Automotive & Diesel Service, we want our Knoxville customers to have the
opportunity to feel comfortable in their vehicle. You can leave the auto
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.
Dust Free Limited Lifetime Warranty Brake Service
When the pads or shoes wear out, bring the vehicle back, and we'll perform the brake service at minus the cost of the pads or shoes.
Give us a call at 865-922-7111, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services B & M Automotive & Diesel Service offers.
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 B & M Automotive & Diesel Service where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
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 B & M Automotive & Diesel Service about when it's time for a brake fluid flush.
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 B & M Automotive & Diesel Service 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. B & M Automotive & Diesel Service will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
I was desperate to find a locally-owned quality repair shop I could TRUST to take care of my cars. After many disappointing experiences elsewhere, I went to B & M and WOW! Bob, the owner for 30 years, is thoughtful, considerate, thorough & a true master of his profession. Marty is quick to recognize a problem & communicate issues clearly in simple terms that are easy to understand. He also has a fun & witty sense of humor which certainly helps when you're stressed about car problems! They finish repairs ON TIME & CORRECTLY, and always return calls quickly. Bob insists on using only PROVEN QUALITY PARTS, & rates are always reasonable. What else could you possibly want from a repair shop?! I'm SO grateful to find this one!!!
Miki Hammat, 04/12/2021
My parents are in from NY and were having car trouble so I recommended B & M because they have fixed my car in the past. I find them to be honest and have reasonable prices. I say honest because I had a brake problem that another mechanic quoted me at $600 but at the time I couldn't afford so I brought my car to B & M for just an oil change. When I drove off I noticed the brakes felt like they were working properly again so I looked at the invoice from B & M and noticed they replaced a simple brake hose at no charge! The staff is very kind and welcoming and the owner Bob was there to greet us. They fixed my parents car and had them back on the road in no time. This place is a hidden gem. We will definitely be loyal customers for life now :)
Angel R. - Knoxville, TN
Great service and work at B &M auto. The owner is great and is all about service. Entire mechanic staff is very good and you will get the job you need done right. i take all my mechanic work there and never disappointed. They are honest and do very good work, try them you will be back! Thanks Bob and staff!
David T. - Knoxville, TN