If you need brake maintenance or repair, Classic Cars Inc. can take care of
your needs quickly and affordably. Call us at 773-843-0700 or visit us in Chicago 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. Classic Cars Inc. 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 Classic Cars Inc. 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 Classic Cars Inc. 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 Classic Cars Inc. where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
What People Say About Us
Very professional and knowledgeable. It amazes me that 2 women can run this place and know the name to all the parts. I have been taking my cars for service there for over 6 years.
Very professional staff. No over pricing and did a great job with fixing my fender bender on my Lexus.
Very nice and courteous to me and other customers that I saw enter. Very helpful and fair to customers. Had my whole suspension, steering, and brakes totally redone. Nearly 30 year old car rolls like new again for a very, very, fair price. I have never been the type to let just anyone under the hood of any of my cars. I'm glad I chose them to do my car. They will always have my business. I thank them so very much for taking care of me and my vehicle. I am forever grateful. I will be returning to them for future work on my car again, and again.
Tengo 5 años llevando mi auto a Classic Cars, Excelente servicio, amabilidad, el personal es profesional. 100% satisfecha con el servicio que me han brindado.
Mi taller de confianza, muchas gracias a los mecanicos y en especial a la Sra Rosa por confiar en ustedes.
They were honest and very professional, price is perfect. Muy bien servicio súper honestos el precio más que justo.
Quick and good service for not too much money. Thank's guys! Excellent service!
I have a Chevy Nova 1969 ( Eleanor ) that my Grandfather ( R. I. P. ) give me when he passed away, the car was sitting in his garage for years but I refuse to give up on the car, so I took her ( Eleanor ) to Classic Cars and now she looks like brand new, I highly recommend this place, they are very professional and honest people who treat me like a family member and totally understand what that car means to me.