Categories for Brake Service

How to Fix Squeaky Brakes

July 8, 2020 Published by Leave your thoughts

Your squeaky brakes might be a mere annoyance, or they might be a sign of bigger brake problems in Patchogue, NY. As car owners, it can be a frustrating balance between taking good care of your vehicle versus spacing out unexpected expenses. Many owners are tempted to ignore their car’s cries for help, either hoping they’ll go away, or at least that the car will last for a few more months. At Gene’s 112 Auto Service Center Inc., we understand the desire to wait and see—but sometimes that could set you up for more problems and bigger bills later on.... View Article

The Importance of Good Brake Maintenance in the Winter

November 26, 2019 Published by Leave your thoughts

Winter is just about here, and with it comes slick road conditions and a wide variety of vehicle maintenance issues. There are a variety of parts of your vehicle that require ongoing preventative maintenance to keep them in good operational condition, and of the various systems of your vehicle, your brakes deserve some special attention during the winter months in particular. The brakes don’t often get as much love as the engine or other parts of the vehicle that need ongoing maintenance, but during the winter, the hazardous conditions make it necessary to pay them some extra attention. Considering the... View Article

Antilock Brakes: Are They Good for Winter Driving?

February 7, 2018 Published by Leave your thoughts

Antilock brakes have been around for over two decades, but many of us still don’t know much about them, how they work or even if our car has them! You might assume that if your car is “new” enough, you get an antilock brake system (ABS) automatically, but that’s still not always the case. An easy way to see if you have them is to start up your car and take a look at the dash behind your steering wheel. If you have ABS, a little light will come on that shows it. Whether or not you have ABS, it’s... View Article