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  • 716-695-1567

  • 559 Ward Road
    North Tonawanda, NY 14120

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BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sat 8:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Sun Closed

BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR

At John's Motor & Transmission, we want our North Tonawanda 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 716-695-1567, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services John's Motor & Transmission 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.

Resurface Rotors
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. John's Motor & Transmission will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.

Caliper Replacement
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 John's Motor & Transmission as soon as possible.

Brake Hoses
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 John's Motor & Transmission 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 John's Motor & Transmission where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.

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What People Say About Us


  • -Ernie L.

    This shop is wonderful, extremely honest. Pricing is beyond fair, I am yet to have a poor experience. Staff friendly, never try to rush you out, always explain in detail what the car needs. I send my son there without any worries. If your not using Johns you may want to consider it.


  • -Marcus M.

    Outstanding Service, honest & Professional mechanics, highly recommended...


  • -George B.

    John's is the best auto shop around. His techs are very knowledgable. Better than going to a dealership and way less expensive. Wonderful attitude and friendly service.


  • -Eric T.

    Have been going here for years. Knowledgeable and trustworthy.


  • -Terrence V.

    Gr8 peeps! Trustworthy & take VERY good care of my mother 60+!!!


  • -James M.

    Great service! Take all my vehicles here!


  • -Kelly L.

    Donna is efficient, and friendly, listens to your concerns, and properly communicates them to the shop. Mark is patient and thorough. The pricing is fair and I fully trust that they are always doing the right thing by me. I do recommend John's frequently, and will continue to use them for all of my automotive service needs.


  • -Christian B.

    If I could give these guys six stars I would. I work in the service industry and I've been through it all with other shops, dealers, etc. I normally do most of my own repairs but when I get too busy, these guys are the only ones I will let touch my vehicles going forward. Honest, fair, and fast. I thought service like this was all but lost. I happily recommend them to everyone I know.


  • -Donna D.

    Best shop I have ever taken my vehicles to. Honest, trustworthy, reasonably priced - they NEVER try to fix something that is not broken....they fit you in whenever you need it. I LOVE THIS SHOP!


  • -Ernie L.

    This shop is wonderful, extremely honest. Pricing is beyond fair, I am yet to have a poor experience. Staff friendly, never try to rush you out, always explain in detail what the car needs. I send my son there without any worries. If your not using Johns you may want to consider it.

Call us for service: 716-695-1567

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