At AutoVaun, we want our Mesa customers to have the opportunity to feel comfortable in their vehicle. You can leave the repairs and services to our professionals, but please don't hesitate to ask us questions about why a service is needed or how it occurred. Give us a call at 480-807-6555, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services AutoVaun offers.
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. AutoVaun 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 AutoVaun 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 AutoVaun 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 AutoVaun where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
Honest efficient and straight forward, they were willing to walk me through the work needed and answered all my questions.
We have been going to Autovaun for years, they are outstanding. They are not a discount service center so do not expect to save money over a dealership, but they are truly honest, there have been many times where a dealer told me one thing, with multiple items needing to be replaced and at a huge expense and autovaun found and repaired the actual single broken part. We have never had an issue with any work done and all the repairs have lasted us.
They filled my AC with freon and put in a dye that would let them know where the leak was. Since it was leaking I had them fix the ac. While there they noted my check engine light was on, explained to me it was most likely the catalytic converter and called the dealer finding out it was still under warranty. He told me to have them run a diagnostic. Sure enough, the catalytic converter needed to be replaced and everything was covered. I really appreciate Autovaun for going above and beyond to help me out like that.
Quick in, low wait time, and quick out for headlight bulb replacements. Saved me over $100 instead of going to the stealership. I would definitely come here again .
Care (oil change/maintenance) for our two vehicles. "Service with a smile." Over the past few years Autovaun has taken care of pop-up problems with our vehicles (Camry and Buick... older models) with fair prices, timely service and a family attitude that beckons us back...and we go. I trust these folks... and that's not an easy thing to do nowadays with car repair shops...whether it be at dealerships, franchises or independents.... YUP... highly recommended! Thanks Autovaun!!
Have taken our cars to Vaun's for several years. They are friendly and helpful. The prices seem far and they have always stood behind everything they do. They are honest and will tell you if something that needs repaired can wait for a bit or is emergent.
Our family has taken our cars to Autovaun for about ten years. They have always been courteous and personable. We are very protective of our vehicles and the team at Autovaun are too. They are extremely fair in their pricing. They recommend any maintenance that should be considered while also providing an explanation to the effects on the vehicle if the service is not performed and or how long (distance) until it will become a problem. In other words, they are hyper-vigilant about customer costs.
Had upper and lower control arms replaced on my 99 Chevy van at a GMC dealership. Drove it down the highway and it was drifting to the right. Took it back to the dealership. They adjusted the alignment but it still drifted to the right. They told me to go to a frame shop...my frame must be bent...nothing more they could do. Within an hour...Autovaun professional tech had my van perfectly aligned. Thank you guys for blessing my sock offs. Great job!
A regular customer for 4 years now, I continue to return to AutoVaun because they consistently provide a positive experience. The staff are welcoming and knowledgeable, and offer a level of customer service rarely seen any more.