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BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR

At Albany Light Truck & Car Repair, we want our Albany 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 518-437-0304, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Albany Light Truck & Car 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.

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. Albany Light Truck & Car Repair 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 caliber 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 Albany Light Truck & Car Repair 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 Albany Light Truck & Car 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 Albany Light Truck & Car Repair where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.

ASSOCIATIONS

  • AAA Approved Auto Repair
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • Jasper
  • NAPA
  • Amsoil
  • Draw-Tite Hitches
  • GENERAC
  • Interstate Batteries
  • Mopar
  • Motorcraft
  • Snow Dogg Plows
  • Cooper Tires
  • Ford diesel
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • Well informed of all repairs needed and estimated costs. Always very friendly and courteous over the phone and over the counter upon pick up or delivery. Quality of work is excellent!
    -Sally D.

  • I liked that you got me in and out. you guys are truly a blessing to so many people. MOSTLY YOU ARE HONEST
    -David B.

  • All of the employees of Albany Light Truck are very kind and helpful. I feel like my best interest is theirs as well. As far as improved...I would like to see a special sitting room for myself and my family, with possible day care and after school care as an option.
    -William C.

  • The team at Albany Light Truck truly follows the age-old model of customer first. They continue to earn my trust.
    -Ken C.

  • I am thankful for someone I can trust.
    -Dan H.

  • Prompt and courteous service!
    -Greg B.

  • Excellent work place I can trust with my truck. Thank you!
    -David W.

  • Efficient and honest!
    -John C.

  • Vinny is very customer-service oriented. This is my first visit but I will be back and tell my friend of speedy service and caring staff.
    -Bobbie E.

  • Courteous
    -Joyce W.

  • Your kindness and honest, being very helpful by explaining your work very well. Help customers understand.
    -Julie P.

  • You do everything!
    -Stuart M.

  • I always appreciate the courteous service provided.
    -Joanna P.

  • The employees are always polite and friendly
    -Michael K

  • Professionalism and trustworthiness are attributes that are very hard to find these days. when you do you stick with them....would not go anywhere else
    -Donald K

  • Very professional atmosphere
    -Eddie S

  • Staff is very friendly and helpful
    -Christine I

  • Honest and friendly service. Always willing to go the extra mile.
    -J.C.

  • Like everything!
    -Timothy C

  • Service people, Never once had to return because of the same problem
    -Ann D

  • Honest, Close to work
    -Christopher S

  • Honest assessments of repairs needed, friendly atmosphere, professional workmanship
    -Paul K

  • I have been coming to Albany Lite Truck for years and they have always been honest and get me in and out. I think they also take the time to explain what is going on to their customers and they don't push repairs that are not neccesary
    -Thomas C

  • The guys at Albany Light Truck are always so helpful and thorough. I trust them with our family vehicles
    -Kenneth C

  • Constant communication and explanation of work and services. Excellent customer service.
    -Tim K.

  • Easy access.
    -Paul C.

  • Honest. I feel like I can trust you.
    -Mary G.

  • Convenient location, Professional, Friendly, Trustworthy.
    -Robert B.

  • Service is great.
    -Elaine K.

  • The staff always take the time to discuss problems with the customer.
    -Minnie C.

  • Feel like I am a very important customer wouldn't change a thing.
    -Amanda P.

  • Convenient. Good people.
    -Tim E.

  • The staff is always kind, courteous, and honest. Even when I'm sitting in the waiting area and hear them being normal humans with other, they are just genuinely good people. The guys (and apparently gal now) you have working the desk make me feel at ease in a place where I'm at their mercy - going to the mechanic isn't daunting there. And though I know nothing about cars, I trust your mechanics implicitly. It doesn't feel like a business, it is more like I'm paying a friend to look at my car for me.
    -Rich W.

  • Fast, quality service.
    -David S.

  • I like being able to discuss my car with Vinnie and Brian, because they are honest and know so much. I feel so comfortable leaving my car with you because I get the best service for it that I have ever had. I honestly don't think there is anything with car repairs that could be improved. Great service!!!!
    -Larry R.

  • I like that you stay open later now. I can finish my work day and still get my car serviced. I appreciate all the times you have given me rides to work. I like that Vinny or Brain will call and let me know what needs to be fixed, give me a estimated estimate. I like that you fix the problem the first time and I don't have to come back over and over again. I like that I can trust my car to your service techs.
    -Rita P.

  • Friendly, efficient service. Everything thoroughly explained.
    -Dan R.

  • Very opened communication with knowledgeable folks who provided me with options of solutions and not just a list of problems. Took their time to have my best interest in mind and keep me informed of any concerns they found. only thing I would of liked improved would of been more advertising it took me having a clutch issue to find such a good shop, wish I found/heard of you all sooner.
    -Tim K.