At Jay Barkers Auto Repair Service, we want our Louisville 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 502-363-9613, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Jay Barkers Auto Repair 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 Jay Barkers Auto Repair 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 Jay Barkers Auto Repair 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 Jay Barkers Auto Repair 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. Jay Barkers Auto Repair Service will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
What People Say About Us
Great mechanics, super friendly, honest and fair. Got me back on the road in no time. I highly recommend their services. Good people that take care of their customers!
The best automotive mechanics in town. Trustworthy, super honest.
I have been going to Jay for many years. He is fair and shoots straight with you. You never feel cheated or taken advantage of. I've never had to bring a vehicle back after getting a repair either, it's always fixed right.
I've had work done numerous times at Jay's and have always been pleased with their honesty and the quality of the work done.
Great mechanic! Reliable, trustworthy and gets the job done in a timely manner. Thanks Jay and staff!
Jay is very friendly, does great work and is reasonably priced.
Been going here for years, great, reliable!!!
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Wonderful mechanics! Very honest and helpful!
I was referred to Jay Barker Auto by Steve at Dixie Muffler (also a great place) and I've dealt with them on 3 desperate occasions for the same vehicle and every time, they have seemed to fix the issue at hand. Great service from Jay himself and Phyllis is wonderful.
Very friendly and helpful staff!!
Jay Barker is a very good mechanic his light is always filled beginning of the week by the end of the week it's mostly empty they do good work there
Great Service, Honest, Dependable Very Knowledgeable Well Established Business!
I have been going to Jay for many years and I have found him to be honest and fair.