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BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR

At Bowen Street Garage, we want our Longmont 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 303-651-2220, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Bowen Street Garage 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. Bowen Street Garage 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 Bowen Street Garage 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 Bowen Street Garage 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 Bowen Street Garage where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.

ASSOCIATIONS

  • NASA
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • IDENTIFIX
  • ALL-DATA
  • Mitchell1
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • Great customer service, family owned and operated, affordable, and most importantly they work with you until you are 100% satisfied!
    -Saugat N.

  • While on a road trip, it became apparent from the sound and feel of my engine that my Honda fit needed new spark plugs. Andreas took care of my car same day, and it's running happy and tight. I highly recommend this shop if you are in the area.
    -Thomas N.

  • I have taken my car to Bowen Street Garage a few times for maintenance and repairs. Every time I go there I am treated well and feel convertible. Dave is a pleasant and knowledgeable person, he makes me feel right at home. Love this place and recommend it to all my friends.
    -Richard W.

  • These guys are fantastic. Honest, fast and very fair prices. Highly highly recommended.
    -David L.

  • Bowen Street Garage works on the trucks for our business. They are super knowledgeable and fairly priced. The people we have worked with there are always great. This is an honest, reputable company that I would recommend to anyone!
    -Mike H.

  • Bowen Street Garage is the only place in Longmont that I would ever take my cars. The owner and the mechanics know what they are talking about and they get the job done. They Rock!!!!
    -Raynell D.

  • They got my car done really fast and they're all really nice and honest. :)
    -Anna R.

  • Great service!! My neighbor recommended them to me and I have been nothing other than satisfied. Great rates and done in a professional, timely manner.
    -Bill L.

  • Absolutely the best place to have any planned or unplanned work done on your car! I bring all of my vehicles here and have never been disappointed. I always know exactly what's needed, what my options are, and the work done is exemplary and always done in a timely manner. They use factory parts for my vehicles and don't charge nearly as much as the dealer, and they stand behind all the work they do. I wouldn't trust anyone else to work on my cars!
    -Barbara M.

  • Loved my experience at Bowen Street Garage. They were super helpful and went out of their way to make sure I had a ride to and from the garage if needed. We had to get the timing belt and water pump replaced and we had done extensive research on pricing. They were EXTREMELY reasonable by far one of the best quotes we had gotten. The customer service was fantastic. The woman working in the office was super fun and explained everything they were doing in detail and handed us a sheet with all of the information itemizing EVERYTHING you were paying for so it really made sense how they got to the price. I would absolutely recommend Bowen Street Garage. They have earned our exclusive business for sure!
    -Tyra T.