Austin’s Automotive Specialists is a full-service auto shop, who specializes in brake repairs. Your brakes have the important job of ensuring your vehicle comes to a full and complete stop. When it is time for new brakes, you need to know who to call—and if you live in North Austin, we invite to stop by our shop at 12990 Research Blvd. We will inspect your brakes and rotors, and let you know if it is time for a repair.
Do You Need New Brakes?
You might be wondering if it’s time for new brakes, or maybe you can’t recall the last time you had your brakes replaced. The average driver requires new rotors and pads every 50,000 miles—but this varies greatly depending on your driving habits. The best way to ensure that your brakes are sound is to stop by one of our shops today. However, you must also keep an eye out for signs that it’s time for a repair.
Signs Your Brakes May Be Failing
If you experience any of the signs below, we urge you to stop by for an inspection as soon as possible. The longer you wait to have an essential repair completed, the more costly your damage can be—and when it comes to your brakes, the less control you will have over your vehicle. A few signs that your brakes may be failing include:
- Squealing or grinding when you brake.
- If your vehicle pulls to one side when you brake, a hose is going bad or one caliper is working harder than the other.
- If your brake pedal vibrates when braking, it may be a sign that your rotors are worn down.
Austin’s Automotive Specialists Is A Full-Service Repair Shop
We opened our doors in 1979 with the name of Brake Specialists, who specialize in brakes but also perform a full range of automotive services. We decided to change our name in 2014 to make it clear that we are all-inclusive. We are family owned and operated garage, and due to our commitment to quality car care and excellence in service—now have 10 locations in the Austin, TX area. We service all makes and models, and provide a 12 month, 24K miles NAPA warranty on all we do. We also offer NAPA financing for repairs that don’t fit in the budget. Specialty services such as tires sales, emissions testing, and state inspections vary by shop.