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Bill's Standard Brake Repair

Brake system maintenance is one of the highest priorities to your safety while driving. The technicians at Bill’s Standard can make the neccesary brake repairs to get you back on the road.

Brake System Repairs

  • Pad Replacement
  • Lining Replacement
  • Hose Replacement
  • Wheel Cylinders
  • Master Cylinders
  • Emergency Brakes
  • Brake Drums
  • Brake Rotors
  • Machining
  • Power Boosters
  • Anti-Lock Systems

Why are your Brakes so Important?

Brakes are pretty much the most important safety device on your car. If you’ve ever partially lost your brakes in the past, you’ll agree that it’s not something you want to experience again. Inspecting your brakes twice a year for wear and damage can protect you and your passengers. Additionally, it will also help save you money by catching any damage before it becomes too costly.

With safety in mind, you can easily see that your Brakes are the most important system in your vehicle. Understanding a little more about the way your brakes work is an important step to take in making sure that you, and your family stays safe. Although there are several kinds of brakes, they can generally be split into 3 categories, Disc, Drum and Anti-lock brakes. Although they use different technologies to operate specifically, they all use the same principles to bring your car to a complete stop. The most basic way to understand the way your brakes work is to know that the system operates on friction. Pressure from your foot is transferred down a line of hydraulic fluids to amplify the force of your foot and apply pressure to the pads of the brake and stop your wheels from spinning. As we all know, Friction equals heat, and heat causes wear.

The best way to ensure that your brakes do not wear past the point of usefulness is to pay close attention to a few things.

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WHAT TO LOOK FOR WITH YOUR BRAKES

The best way to ensure that your brakes do not wear past the point of usefulness is to pay close attention to a few things.

Brake Pressure. If you notice your brake pedal falling too low when you apply pressure or is requiring excessive force to push down you may have an issue with contaminated brake fluid. Although the brake fluid operates in a vacuum sealed environment it is still possible for air or rust to get into the system and cause problems. Usually this kind of issue is easily fixed by bleeding the brake lines, replacing the fluid or calibrating the vacuum level in the brake booster.

Noisy Brakes. If your brakes are making any kind of noise, you can assume that something is wrong. Whether it is a sharp whine, low groan or strange “clunk” sound, you should bring your vehicle to Bill’s Standard right away. Any kind of noise is sign that your brakes are wearing down past the point of safety or have already done so.

Brakes Pulling or Grabbing. When you release the brake pedal, your breaks should immediately respond by letting go and allowing the wheels to spin freely. If your brakes continue to hold after you release the pedal it is most likely caused by failing brake pads or a damaged brake disc.

 

There are generally only 3 types of brakes, Disc, Drum and Anti-lock brakes. No matter which type you have, Bill’s Standard is qualified to repair or replace your brakes. Let our expertise ensure that your vehicle will come to a smooth and complete stop every time, no matter the situation.

Brent Gray
Brent Gray
21:39 21 Jan 22
Joyce Midyett
Joyce Midyett
08:57 21 Jan 22
Laurie VanNorman
Laurie VanNorman
01:48 16 Dec 21
Worked me in quickly and great customer service... as always!
Jenna Mindel
Jenna Mindel
02:14 29 Sep 21
Always pleased with the integrity of service I have received at Bill's Standard Auto.
Jill Ore
Jill Ore
13:35 15 Sep 21
New to the area with unexpected car problems. Bill's was recommended by to friends locally. Very satisfied with communication and service received.
Chris Bearss
Chris Bearss
03:23 08 Sep 21
I developed a slow leak in one of the tires on my car over the weekend. Although I knew Monday morning was going to be very busy at Bill’s, I still arrived at 9:30 and was promptly greeted. iMy car was seen immediately. They quickly located a nail in one of my tires and it was repaired. The total cost for this great service steal at - $17. I’ll be back! I highly recommend that you try Bill’s as well.
Elyse Elwood
Elyse Elwood
21:38 22 Jul 21
Took care of my car so I could get down state and not overpriced
Randall Bowers
Randall Bowers
12:56 20 Jul 21
John helped me when no one else would. I just needed a break and John gave it. Huge blessing. Now I will be going here for all of my car repairs!
Zuzanna Żółkoś
Zuzanna Żółkoś
17:54 13 Jul 21
Outstanding customer service. This is the best mechanic in the city!Thank you!
Trent Shivley
Trent Shivley
23:25 08 Jul 21
On vacation/out of town today. We had an emergency brake issue. They pulled it right in, diagnosed it, got parts, and had me on the road in less than an hour. Thanks so much!
Amy-Lynn Ellenberger
Amy-Lynn Ellenberger
03:44 26 May 21
Fast. Easy. Friendly.Called, booked the oil change, dropped off/pick up felt safe. Paid over the phone. “Contact less”
JOE CONRAD
JOE CONRAD
22:00 27 Apr 21
Eric VanSlot
Eric VanSlot
21:49 20 Apr 21
Great Service! I go here for all my cars maintenence needs!😊
Kristin Lozon
Kristin Lozon
21:28 08 Apr 21
Very professional and accommodating. My daughter had a flat tire and needed a quick repair before heading out of town. Bill’s fit her in the schedule, were very kind and did a quality repair at a great price!
Amy C
Amy C
18:00 03 Mar 21
Excellent
BROWN SPENCER
BROWN SPENCER
19:27 19 Jan 21
Darlene Ellison
Darlene Ellison
12:46 10 Jan 21
Great and friendly serviçe.
Mark Dee
Mark Dee
20:07 18 Dec 20
Great people, great service. I highly recommend you take all your car needs at Bill's. Thanks guys.
Marta Dennis
Marta Dennis
12:50 31 Oct 20
I recently had Eric replace a mirror on my car, he was professional and knowledgeable.I felt that the price and the work done was of good value and a quality job.
Lee Padgett
Lee Padgett
21:15 05 Oct 20
Tech's are spot on! Wouldn't go anywhere else!
John Neiswander
John Neiswander
23:11 30 Sep 20
Randy Ferris
Randy Ferris
11:57 16 Aug 20
Mike Vandermus
Mike Vandermus
02:34 29 Jul 20
Very good customer service. Quick and just a good overall shop. Prices are good and it's in a great location that's easy to get in and out of.
Ashley Doyle
Ashley Doyle
17:27 21 Jul 20
I've had 3 different vehicles here in the last 2 years! They always get the job done in a timely manner. Friendly & knowledgeable.
Michael Kohan
Michael Kohan
15:33 16 Jul 20
Great fair service! Honesty
Lucy Blythe
Lucy Blythe
12:53 05 Jun 20
They go above and beyond when it comes to making sure your vehicle is safe to drive. Highly recommend them to everyone that asks where they should take their vehicle for maintenance and repair.
Dave Gill
Dave Gill
15:37 13 Mar 20
Very professional, friendly and reasonably priced. I would recommend Bill's to both family and friends.
Hunter Hansma
Hunter Hansma
02:04 10 Mar 20
Traci Wong
Traci Wong
16:46 06 Mar 20
Christopher Struble
Christopher Struble
03:09 25 Feb 20
Shawn Hoolihan
Shawn Hoolihan
16:07 22 Jan 20
kandy thornton
kandy thornton
21:23 07 Jan 20
Brandyn Davis
Brandyn Davis
12:35 03 Jan 20
Amazing group of people. They aren't in it for the money. They're very helpful.
Michelle Garms
Michelle Garms
03:49 13 Dec 19
Brian Babbitt
Brian Babbitt
11:56 19 Oct 19
Always honest
Steve Gwizdala
Steve Gwizdala
09:29 29 Aug 19
Have had a couple of minor things done very satisfied.
Brad Elm
Brad Elm
22:02 07 Aug 19
Tim Rishell
Tim Rishell
13:32 01 Aug 19
Did a great job explaining and got everything done in a timely matter.
Donna Curiel
Donna Curiel
20:28 28 Jun 19
Bill’s Standard Auto Repair really saved me last night! I had a tire that was going flat very quickly. Trying to get through Petoskey was very hectic and traffic was bumper to bumper moving very slowly. I called and told them I was trying to get to them for help. It was already 5:00 pm and it took me 1/2 an hour to drive that one mile. Even though they close at 5:30 they waited for me to get there. As it turned out, I had a large screw that had punctured my tire. I wish I knew the guys name who helped me, but I don’t. He had my tire repaired in 5 minutes and I was able to get home safely.THANK YOU!!!!
Kelly Weller
Kelly Weller
13:03 20 Dec 18
Great service and always on time and under budget.
Sharon Smith
Sharon Smith
10:42 27 Apr 18
Honest, skilled technicians.
Aleah Marie Bluthardt
Aleah Marie Bluthardt
19:02 06 Apr 18
Very nice people, you can tell they genuinely want to provide the best service for anyone who needs help. They were quick, very efficient, charged me well below what anyone else in town would have. This is the place to come!
Mary Jo Flaherty
Mary Jo Flaherty
22:13 17 Jan 18
Crystal Calloway
Crystal Calloway
11:35 09 Sep 16
Jason Fish
Jason Fish
17:52 24 Jul 16
Alliyah Pontiac
Alliyah Pontiac
16:50 20 Apr 16
I came with my car in need of a quick fix, and they provided. Good service and great customer service. I will for sure come back when my car needs fixing.
Fran Peters
Fran Peters
22:27 25 Feb 16
Great service and very honest and very thourough!
alec ericksen
alec ericksen
18:11 05 Feb 13
just called and he was very nice and respectable. told me he didnt work on my car but was nice enough to give me a number to a guy who would.
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