Worried about your brakes?
Bring your vehicle to Excalibur! We’ll fully inspect your vehicle’s braking system, and let you know what we find. If components need to be repaired or replaced, we’ll let you know exactly what, why, and how much it will cost to fix.
We perform complete brake diagnosis, repair and replacement services:
- Brake Pads & Shoes
- Anti-Lock Brake Systems
- Power Brakes
- Disc Brakes
- Drum Brakes
- Parking Brakes
How Brakes Work
When you push the brake pedal, the force generates hydraulic pressure in the master cylinder. This pressure flows through the hydraulic lines and hoses to the wheel cylinders and calipers, forcing the shoes against the drums (drum brakes) and the pads against the rotors (disc brakes). The resulting friction slows the vehicle and is relative to the amount of force applied at the brake pedal.
Brakes are a normal wear item for any car and eventually they’re going to need replacement. Avoid letting your brakes get to the “metal-to-metal” point, which usually means expensive rotor or drum replacement.
Want your brakes to last longer? Avoid hard stops. And don’t skimp on supplies: higher quality brake pads and shoes last longer.
Signs of Brake Trouble
The following signs and symptoms of brake problems require prompt attention:
- Light: dashboard Brake Service light is illuminated
- Pulling: vehicle pulls to one side while braking
- Low Pedal: brake pedal nearly touches the floor before engaging
- Hard Pedal: must apply extreme pressure to the pedal before brakes engage
- Noise: screeching, grinding, or clicking noises when applying the brakes
- Smell: unusual odor when braking
- Grabbing brakes grab at the slightest touch to the pedal
- Fluid: repeatedly need to add brake fluid
- Vibration: brake pedal vibrates or pulses, even under normal braking conditions
- Shaking: steering wheel shakes during braking
Excalibur Automotive Brake Repair
If you are experiencing any of these brake problems, bring your vehicle to Excalibur. We will fully inspect your brake components. We’ll let you know which parts are failing, and our best repair recommendation.
We service cars and trucks, all makes and models, foreign and domestic.
Our ASE-certified mechanics will make sure you and your vehicle stop with confidence!
Worried About Your Brakes?
We Can Help.
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Excalibur Brake Job Customers Say . . .
Long story but worth the read. I waited until all of my repairs were done for a month before writing this review. My Ford Escape experienced some trouble with the brake sounds and had uneven tire pressure which was causing lots of upkeep. The noise was startling so took car to Firestone near my house. They had their engineer “drive and verify” the problem with my car and deemed it “unsafe to drive”, even though I had driven my car there. They quoted me 3,000 dollars for a part that did not match the description so looked at other shops that could help. I saw Excalibur and they were willing to take a look at my car and advised me on what they thought. Firestone refused to release my car because it was “unsafe to drive”. I threatened to call the cops and they still refused unless I signed a waiver releasing them of any pending lawsuits. I refused and got a tow truck to get my car to Excalibur. I even recorded audio of the Firestone employees with their advice and false recommendations.
Excalibur went OUT OF THEIR WAY, drove to Firestone to be an advocate for me, ensure I was taken care of. Worked with me through the next few days to get the correct diagnostic, correct part, and quick turnaround. all for 2,000 less than I was quoted.
It has been a month and a half and my car is running perfectly for a much more effective fix than Firestone was advising. Best car repair service I have experienced and have just moved to Austin so will keep with them for my car needs. If anyone has any questions on my experience, please use me as a reference or reply with questions. 100% recommend them for anything you need or even need a quality second opinion. Good luck.
Jacob J.Ford Escape
Honest Mechanics! These guys are great! When the Toyota dealership told me that I had to replace all my brake pads immediately, I went in for a second opinion at Excalibur (where I have been going for years), and they put my car on the rack and looked at the brakes and told me that I had at least another 10 to 15,000 miles to go. If things need to be fixed they do a good job. If things don’t need to be fixed they’ll tell you that as well!
Robert S.Toyota Tundra
These guys are great! I was traveling and had to get an emergency brake job. These guys were so helpful and even replaced my license plate lights to make sure I didn’t get pulled over.
Niki H.Chevrolet Silverado 1500
I had been traveling from Boerne texas to Austin for the weekend to visit my sister. About a 2 1/2 hour drive. I noticed late that evening when I arrived that my breaks were squeaking really bad. Sounding as though it was already worn past the break pad and rubbing metal to metal. Since it was the weekend, finding some that Saturday to do the work wasn’t happening but I needed to get back to my home town. I was a little frantic to find someone that could take me in on that following Monday and hopefully be able to get the work done that day so I could take off back home that Monday evening. Excalibur was up to the task, the staff was very friendly and helpful, answering all my questions over the phone before coming in, as well as giving me different pricing options as to what I might be looking at for the repairs. All said and done they were very flexible in working me in that monday, as well as having my breaks done by the end of the day. They were able machine flatten or polish the rotor down since it did have some damage and replace the pads. Everything works great and I was able to get the repair done all that day. I’m very satisfy and happy with Excalibur!! Thanks!