At Baucom's Auto Service, we want our Portsmouth 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 757-397-5911, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Baucom's Auto Service 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. Baucom's Auto Service 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 Baucom's Auto Service 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 Baucom's Auto Service 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 Baucom's Auto Service where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
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These guys are honest and very good at what they do. If you want your vehicle's problems diagnosed and repaired correctly Baucom's is definitely a great choice.
He's respectful . He won't do any unnecessary work and he keeps you updated on the progress. He does great work.
Every review of this place was pretty accurate. Quite satisfied.
Fair prices, honest, professional .... I haven't had to take my car back because of something not being done properly or to question a suspicious malfunction after a job was completed.
They are honest and fast! Lennie is down to earth and wouldn't take my car anywhere else!!!
I would HIGHLY recommend Baucom's . Lennie and John treat you like family and always take care of the problem. They are honest and fair, best prices, too. This is my shop for life. You can't do better than this.
I love going to Baucoms becuase the owner is always honest about repairs and will give you an estimate. He will even look over your car and tell you which parts may be going bad or what you will need to replace in the next couple of months or year. He would also give me advice on where to go if he couldn't repair my car in his shop. It is very refreshing to go to a car shop and not be scammed. I will go there again and again.
Lenny Baucom is a fair and honest person. His place has been fixing my cars for over 4 years now and he gives you great service with a fair price.
Lenny is a very good mechanic and has serviced many of our vehicles over the last several years. He has fair prices and only does what needs to be fixed. Highly recommended!