“To Whom It May Concern, I would like to commend and thank the team working on Saturday at the VIP Center in Auburn on Center Street. I arrived at the facility 45 minutes before closing with a worrisome problem with my brakes. I did not expect to have the problem repaired that same day but wanted advice as to whether or not the car was safe to drive home – 60 miles away. I was greeted by a welcoming and solicitous gentleman who immediately came out to try and assess my problem. Not only did he make an accurate and speedy assessment but took it into the bay end and had it worked on there and then. By 6:00, closing, my car was repaired and ready to go. I very much appreciate the service I received and helpfulness rendered.”
Complete brake services with unbeatable pricing and lifetime warranties: VIP has you covered!
For all of your brake repairs and replacements, VIP Tires and Service is the place to go. VIP is the only full auto service center in New England that offers a full Lifetime Parts and Labor Warranty on brake system repairs. We stock top quality brake parts at the lowest prices you’ll find anywhere, installed by our team of ASE Certified technicians. Your safety is our goal, and we will work with you to find the best parts that are tailored to all of your driving needs. Only VIP offers lifetime warranties and low price guarantees on every brake system we install, so you can feel confident knowing that we’ve got you covered! Call VIP today!
Free Brake Inspection
With VIP brake service, you’re in control. Once our ASE Certified technicians inspect your car, they’ll bring you into our bays, show you exactly what (if any) problems they found, explain what needs to be done, and make specific recommendations. You decide if and when you want the recommended work done.
Basic Brake Service
Free Brake Inspection.
Replace pads with premium Bendix brake products.
Clean and lubricate moving caliper parts.
Replace clips and hardware.
Labor to replace rotors if required. (parts additional)
Road tested for proper break in stops.
Lifetime Disc Brakes
Replace and install disc brake pads with premium Lifetime disc pads.
Replace brake rotors, clean and lubricate caliper pins and slides.
Inspect brake lines and hoses, and install new hardware.
Free Lifetime Brake Pad Replacement.
Free Annual Brake Inspection.
See sales associate for written copy of Lifetime Warranty and package details and exclusions
Brake System Fluid Exchange Service
Brake fluid absorbs moisture during normal service. The moisture builds up and can freeze during cold weather, causing brake systems to fail. Contaminated brake fluid can lead to corrosion and pitting to vital brake system components. VIP ASE Certified Technicians utilize the newest technology in brake fluid exchange equipment to bleed your vehicle’s brake system, remove all of the contaminated, aged brake fluid, and refill with premium DOT 4 brake fluid that will keep your brakes working properly and ensure your safety. Check with VIP’s Service Counter to determine when your vehicle’s manufacturer recommends a Brake System Fluid Exchange Service.
Brake Repair and Brake Replacement
As with any other car part, brakes wear down over time and its components will require eventual replacement for performance and safety reasons. Brake pads are the most commonly replaced component of your brake system, as there are many variables, such as driving style and climate conditions, that can drastically shorten their lifespan. There are four types of brake pads currently available to drivers, and type of pad that you need depends on your vehicle and your driving habits. The four types are:
Organic - Made from organic materials such as fiberglass, rubber and even Kevlar. These pads are generally softer and the noise that they create is minimal, but they tend to wear faster and create more dust.
Semi-metallic - Made from 30% to 65% metal. They are considered to be very durable, but can cause the brake rotors to wear faster, and they don’t function quite as well in extremely low temperatures.
Low-metallic - Made primarily from a mixture of organic formula with small amounts of copper or steel to help with heat transfer and allow for better braking. Over time, these pads can generate more noise and brake dust.
Ceramic - Made from ceramic fibers and filler materials. They are typically more expensive than other types of pads, but they are cleaner, less noisy, and they last longer. They provide excellent braking and don't cause excessive wear on the brake rotors.
Warning signs that your brakes need attention:
Strange noises or high-pitched squeaking when braking
It takes longer for your car to stop than usual
The steering wheel wiggles in your hands when coming to a stop
Unusual shimmying, shaking, or shuddering when you apply the brakes
Uneven pulling to one side
The need to pump the pedal to get better stopping power
Time for a brake job? Your brakes are your vehicle’s most important safety system!
If you experience any of these problems, it could be a sign that your car brakes need repair or replacement. Not only can neglecting your braking system lead to further damage and increased repair costs, it also jeopardizes the safety of you, your passengers, and everyone else on the road. The brake system is your vehicle’s most important safety system, and in order to ensure that they are functioning properly, it is incredibly important to pay attention to potential warning signs and make any necessary repairs. Practicing preventive maintenance will save you a lot of money down the road on costly repairs that are easily avoidable by simply having routine replacements of your brake pads, brake rotors, and brake fluid. At VIP, you can rest assured that we have everything that you need to extend the lifespan of your car or truck. If you’re experiencing problems with your brakes, or something just seems “off”, come in for a Free Brake Inspection and our qualified technicians will find the root of the problem and get you back on the road in no time.
Only VIP offers lifetime warranties and low price guarantees on our brake jobs. Call VIP today!