If you need brake maintenance or repair, Auto Service with Steve can take care of your needs quickly and affordably. Call us at 847-657-8452 or visit us in Glenview 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!
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.
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. Auto Service with Steve will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
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 Auto Service with Steve as soon as possible.
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 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 Auto Service with Steve about when it's time for a brake fluid flush.
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 Auto Service with Steve where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
Auto Service With Steve Inc diagnosed my problem honestly and solved the issue with integrity. Nice guys!
Excellent service, very friendly and helpful mechanics.
Steve offers something not found often..honesty and affordability !!
I'm from North Carolina, and needed some emergency repairs. Steve got it done quickly even though I was late for my appointment and it was a Saturday. He alerted me to an additional problem that I knew existed, so I know he was being honest. He did not push at all when I denied the additional repair. If I don't edit this review, assume that my car held up for the 13 hour drive ahead of me.
I highly recommend this business for all your car needs. They are very honest, reliable and affordable.
These guys are very reliable efficient. Have been taking my car here since I've owned it, they do excellent quality work and do it on time as well.
Outstanding service, honest repairs and a shop that goes out of its way to take care of their customers.
Hands down the best customer experience in auto care! I would gladly recommend.
Steve is very reliable and trustworthy. You can’t go wrong. I am a customer for life!!
They are awesome, prices are great and service is great!
Excellent service, highly reliable and a very nice person. Recommended!
I have taken my cars to Steve since he opened in the late 1990s and can recommend him without reservation. He is honest, knowledgeable and a very good communicator. He explains all options thoroughly before moving forward and will not hesitate to send you to a dealer if it makes more sense for certain kinds of work.
I had the pleasure of working with Steve recently and I can say that you aren't going to find someone more honest, transparent and reliable. Highly recommend for all car service needs.
Steve and his crew are honest, affordable, understanding and extremely kind. He takes the time to explain everything to you and doesn't try to slip anything past you. His prices are the best around and his expertise and warmth can't be beat. They really treat you like old friends in the shop. Such a family atmosphere. I have brought my Jeep to him twice now and have been extremely happy walking out the door. If you need a great mechanic, Steve is your guy!
Steve was very helpful with assisting me with an inspection of my Porsche 911.
Helped me out in a pinch. Great work, great service. Honest with integrity!