If you need brake maintenance or repair, The Gear Guy can take care of your needs quickly and affordably. Call us at 830-885-4360 or visit us in Spring Branch and we'll inspect your vehicle, provide cost-effective recommendations and get your vehicle up and running smoothly. Your brakes are a vital safety feature, so if you're unsure of their integrity, please get in touch with us right away!
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 The Gear Guy 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 The Gear Guy 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 The Gear Guy 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. The Gear Guy will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
Being able to look the guy in the eye who is actually going to do the work on your vehicle is invaluable. No BS, just honest opinions, options, and service.
Can't say enough good about these folks. Class Acts!
I am delighted with the service I received from Gear Guy. I am a 74-year-old disabled lady with no outside help. I made an appointment for a diagnosis for a starter problem with my car. I was told that they would charge a $50 fee for diagnosing the problem and was particularly pleased that I they would try to repair it while I waited. I arrived at 8:30 a.m. and drove out at 11:30 a.m. They are kind, honest and reasonable, and I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone with automobile issues.
Wonderful mechanic!! Does great work!! Honest, dependable, fast, gives true reliable estimates!! Love the whole crew!! Really nice folks! Have worked on small cars and big trucks for us!! Highly recommend them!!
A trustworthy mechanic that came in under estimate! A Nice & Friendly staff. I highly recommend for Big or Small jobs.
Pat and his crew are awesome. We have been going there since he opened.
Gear guy offers reasonable prices and only does repairs on what needs to be replaced. Mechanics are honest and knowledgeable and answer any questions or concerns. Will reccomend family and friends to this location. They were able to get my car back on the road within a day. Highly recommend you make an appointment as they are very busy.
Amazing owners, friendly faces. You get high quality work for decent prices. Never had a problem. Took my truck, which had a lot of different problems, and fixed her up good after I messed up some wiring. Let me know every step of the process and what was suggested. Highly suggest this local business!