At Honka Auto Repair, we want our Clearwater 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 727-446-0596, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Honka Auto Repair 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. Honka Auto Repair 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 Honka Auto Repair 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 Honka Auto Repair 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 Honka Auto Repair where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
Competent and very Friendly! Prices on the high end but I guess it is the price for quality!
Great customer service, quality mechanics.
Excellent service! 100% recommended!
I dont usually post reviews but Honka totally earned it. Im new in the area and for me finding honest people (not to mention much better pricing than the competition) to take care of my car is a relief. Im the kind of customer that is loyal when service is great. Totally recommend it.
These people are phenomenal in terms of service. First off they honored a store coupon that was misprinted or could easily be misinterpreted then they picked me up in their shuttle service at the time they closed at!
Excellent service. I love supporting a small business, and when they are as kind, considerate, and economical as Honka, it is so reaffirming to entrust my vehicle to them again and again. You aren't just a number of a vehicle make and model to these guys.
Great people. Good business.
Really lucky I found this place. They take great care of me and my truck. Honest people and they do a great job.
An excellent quality shop with excellent and respectful staff. I was there for a brake job. Only 50min.
I've recently moved to Largo FL from California and needed a good mechanic. Two different people told me Charlie at Honka Auto Repairs was good. So I thought he would be a good choice.
It's hard to find an honest mechanic, well I can say I had a great experience at Honka Auto. Took my car in for tire repair due to a nail in the tire. Car was in the shop within 10 minutes of me arriving, mechanic located the nail and brought it to me. He explained it didn't puncture the tire wall, checked my other tires and pressure and told me I was good to go... no charge. They could have easily charged me for a patch and I would have never known any different. Thank you Honka Auto, you've just got a customer for life & a 5 star review! Honesty goes a long way.