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BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR

A vehicle's brakes are one of its most important safety features, and we want to make sure that Blacksmith European Motorworks customers stay safe. Whether your brake pads are signaling they need replacement, your brake light is on, or you're not comfortable with how quickly your vehicle is slowing down, call us at 949-753-1575 or visit us in Irvine and we'll give you a prompt diagnosis of your braking system's safety and reliability.

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 Blacksmith European Motorworks where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.

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 Blacksmith European Motorworks about when it's time for a brake fluid flush.

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 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.

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 Blacksmith European Motorworks as soon as possible.

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. Blacksmith European Motorworks will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.



To learn more about our Brake services, call us at 949-753-1575 or request a quote by clicking below:


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What People Say About Us

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    The folks at the Blacksmith European Motorworks really take care of their customers and their cars. I have a 1986 Volvo that has needed many repairs in the last year and they helped me every step of the way. Stephan and his team rebuilt my whole exhaust system so that I could pass smog for a fraction of what I thought it was going to cost. They really look out for the customer and never give up on the cars that they love. This will always be my first choice for any service big or small.

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    Blacksmith European Motorworks provides honest, reasonable priced service, with great results. My Volvo S40 just had it's tune up the the guys there are very honest with you. If it is just an oil change that is what you get. If they detect upcoming problems, you are informed and are given the information needed to either have work done then or wait a couple months. This honesty is something I treasure, plus they outstanding job they have done with my car.

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    I came from Seattle, and my 9.5 Saab started oil leak. I took my car to Blacksmith European auto shop and received warm welcome. Immediately my car checked and diagnosed and source of problem found. I recommend this shop to all Saab owners.

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    They repaired my car as scheduled, helped me understand the safety features, and followed up as promised. I don't feel crazy for owning a Saab in this shop, or at least I feel comfortable with it. It is a very comfortable waiting area, and there are a variety of good restaurants nearby, so I would go back for regular service from people who I believe would notice anything else that might become a problem.

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    I can't say enough good things about our experience at this shop. My teenage daughters just bought a used Volvo a few months ago, and when it needed repairs we brought it in to Ken. As usual we were extremely satisfied from start to finish. We have known him for many years and he is always very professional and trustworthy. His shop is clean and the waiting room is very pleasant. The repairs were done quickly and the girls were happy to be back in their car! I highly recommend Blacksmith European Motorworks

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    Blacksmith European Motorworks is the poster image of authentic customer service. At the front counter, Ken gives attention to ensuring that the customer understands the work order and that the pricing is fair. Behind the scenes, Blacksmith's highly-qualified mechanics are treating every car like it is their own. If your need is major work or simply a tune-up, stop in, you won't be disappointed. And, no, I am not family or friend; I am, truly, a super satisfied customer. Thanks Blacksmith European Motorworks!

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    Found out my car had was leaking differential fluid on a Sunday night, took it to the Blacksmith on Monday morning. He inspected it and called me with a pressure free detailed oriented estimate, also he had sent a hard copy in a email (HUGE Plus +). After approving the estimate he had the car fixed before I had time to pick it up. Great service, quality work!

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    I only trust them with my little car, Jellybean. Driving a vintage 1956 Volvo P444 requires a very excellent crew to keep her finely tuned. They've gone over with a fine tooth comb and brought her back to running like a Swiss watch. Thanks guys! You're the BEST!

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    My first visit to Blacksmith and boy was I happy I found them. I found them through Yelp and messaged back and forth and felt confidant with them. The waiting area, office and restroom were immaculate, as was the shop. That's always a great sign. Ken did a great job and showed me what was needed. I felt I was talking with a friend that cared! (A great quality in the automotive world.) The repairs were done right and fairly quickly. The whole experience was great! I highly recommend Blacksmith and Ken!!

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    Prompt responses, fair prices, fast work. Everything you want in a repair shop. Ken is a pro.

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    I messaged this mechanic shop on a busy morning I was trying to get quick quotes, and they responded immediately. He asked me a few questions about my vehicle and Sent me a formal quote by email less than an hour later. I dropped off my vehicle at 1 PM and it was ready by 6 PM. His prices were less expensive than 4 other quotes I received. I though I need 4 new brakes but he said I only needed two! I appreciate the honesty and will definitely be going back!

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    Ken is kind, honest, and professional. I am so thankful to have found this shop to service my Volvo-one less thing to worry about!

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    Ken and his crew are awesome!...I was able to schedule an appointment right away (Other places don't do appointments and I'm a busy person...Their waiting area is very clean, comfortable and has coffee and snacks for customers. They replaced my rear brakes in no time! Front brakes were fine, I appreciated Ken's honesty. I plan on using Ken for all of my auto servicing. Very impressed and thankful I found them!!!!! Give him a try!!!!

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    This is the place you hope to find. Honest, caring, and service oriented. I won't go anywhere else. Go see Ken, you won't be disappointed.

Call us for service: 949-753-1575

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