Brakes - Holmes Auto Repair | Fort Walton Beach, FL

Brake Fluid - It's a Problem! Why??

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There is a reason we check your brake fluid when you come in for a service check.  Maintenance pays big dividends and we want to avoid high repair costs for our Fort Walton Beach drivers.  Did you know that brake service isn't just all about the brake pads, drums & rotors?  That we have found low brake fluid to be the cause of a large percentage of brake issues here at Holmes Auto Repair?  Seriously, brake fluid is an important part of your braking system and with your service intervals being less frequent on the newer vehicles 5,000-10,000 more miles this has become an issue!  Why?...

Brakes…One of the Most Important Parts of Your Vehicle

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Obviously, your brakes are pretty important. Your brake system is made of many components that all have to work correctly for your brakes to operate seamlessly. If one thing needs to be repaired, the whole system is compromised. Brake pads, rotors, hoses, calipers, and metal lines all play a part in stopping your car. At Holmes Auto Repair in Holmes Auto Repair, we’re here to make sure your car, truck, or SUV stops as it should.

Cheap Parts Don’t Cut It and Warranties Matter

car parts At Holmes Auto Repair in Fort Walton Beach, FL, we’re in the business of quality. Quality work, quality parts, and quality service keep a business going. Here is a quick rundown on why it’s important to install components that will perform reliably, and keep you taken care of in the event that they don’t.

Diagnosing a bad brake master cylinder

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Has your brake master cylinder gone bad? How would you know? What even is it? Holmes Auto Repair in Fort Walton Beach, FL has the answers.

Your brake master cylinder is an integral part of your brake system. When one fails, some odd symptoms may arise, and it may be difficult to diagnose. Here’s some information to help you decide if yours has given out on you.

Diagnosing a Bad Brake Master Cylinder

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Your brake master cylinder is an integral part of your brake system. When one fails, some odd symptoms may arise, and it may be difficult to diagnose. Here’s some information to help you decide if yours has gone bad. At Holmes Auto Repair in Fort Walton Beach, FL we want you to know what to look out for so that you can be safely on the road.

Take a break and let's look at your brakes

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Obviously, your brakes are pretty important. At Holmes Auto Repair in Holmes Auto Repair, we are here to make sure your car, truck, or SUV stops like it should.

Your brake system is made of many components that all have to work correctly for your brakes to operate seamlessly. If one thing needs to be repaired, the whole system is compromised. Brake pads, rotors, hoses, calipers, and metal lines all play a part in stopping your car. Our team is equipped to make sure all of those parts are in working order, so you can be safe on the road ahead. 

What To Do When Your Brakes Break

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Your pickup truck is heavy and hard working, whether it’s a Chevy, Ford, or Dodge. If you add towing to the mix, it’s even heavier and has to work harder. Your brakes are one of the most wear and tear prone systems on your diesel pickup, but at Holmes Auto Repair in Fort Walton Beach, FL, we can help you keep yours in good shape.

When is it Time for New Brake Pads?

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Brake pads are important - you don’t need them to go, but you do need them to stop. At Holmes Auto Repair in Fort Walton Beach, FL, we like to keep your vehicle stopping exactly as it should - it’s less dangerous, and it keeps insurance premiums low. So, how do you know if your brake pads are going bad? How do they work? What even are they? We’ve got the answers!

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