At Ashley's Automotive, we want our Shreveport 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 318-841-0255, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Ashley's Automotive 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. Ashley's Automotive 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 Ashley's Automotive 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 Ashley's Automotive 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 Ashley's Automotive where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
Rusty is the man. Everything was handled professionally. I will continue to give them my automotive problems to fix.
Always a great experience. Very professional, straight shooters!
Trustworthy, Honest and Knowledgeable mechanics!
Fair and honest, what more could you ask?
Excellent service. Nice folks.
Good, honest, great place to bring your car.
Great place to get your car worked on.
Great guys. Super happy to help me and really kind and caring.
They have been honest and helpful every time we have used them. They also take care of some of our company trucks. Our experience with Ashley's has been great!!
Great people and trustworthy establishment.
Receptionist is professional. Honest shop.
Great & honest company. I brought my car in for a few concerns. They could have validated my uneducated concerns and made unneeded repairs. However, they were honest and confirmed there was no problem with my vehicle. I would highly recommend this company. Thank you!
I cannot say enough good things about Ashley's! Always courteous and friendly, superb quality service and trustworthy! I won't take my vehicle anywhere else!
Had a spark plug blow out of my 1998 Ford Expedition and next day took it to Ashley's. They replaced all of my plugs and a coil pack. My truck runs like a new truck now, and I'm loving it. Wish I'd come seen them sooner! Great and fast service!
Always professional and honest. Will take all my cars here!
Best in Town... Their customer service is top of the line. They specialize in fixing the problem and let you know what's going on with your vehicle.
17 years of friendship and great service. I will always take my vehicles to a Ashley's.
Honest, reliable, and fair prices. I will always take my vehicles here.
The most honest, fastest, Christian mechanic shop ever.
We've used Ashley's twice recently and have been very impressed with their work and their customer service.
Honest people with great service!!
I have always been very satisfied with everything they have done for me. Excellent work at fair price. Why go anywhere else?
Great customer service. Honest people, great quality of work. Ashley's of Bossier City was recommended to me, and I gave it a shot, glad I did. They call you before any work is done and give you a price, and let you know any future work you need. Once you stop at Ashley's of Bossier City you won't go any were else.
I'd drive 100 miles to let them work on my cars. Their service and honesty are definitely second to none.