At Farmington Service, we want our Shortsville 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 585-924-3470, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Farmington Service 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. Farmington Service 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 Farmington Service 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 Farmington Service 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 Farmington Service where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
What People Say About Us
Had a tire issue on my camper on the way to Letchworth State Park. Farmington Service was the only place within 30 miles with a trailer tire in stock. They got me back on the road quickly and at a fair price. Thanks!!
I can not express the appreciation I have for everyone at Farmington Towing. You guys not only made sure my car was safely delivered to my garage of choice but also made sure there was nothing in the car or on the key ring that I needed. Before seeing the out reach of support from you all this morning I haven't had a genuine smile in weeks. Merry Christmas and stay safe.
My daughter had a very important 2nd interview for a new job - all the paper work she needed was locked in her car with her keys and she didn't have much time - they were there in less than 10 minutes for a small charge. Relieved her stress, Thank you all so much!!!
Have had my car serviced at farmington service for over 35 years and must say that i have never been disappointed. Tom and Shawn are very professional, thorough and caring when it comes to their customers safety on the road, and I would recommend everyone to take their vehicle there for any service that they need done.. Thanks guys for all you do for my family.
Jeremy was very kind. He tried to start my car many times before the tow. He called around to find an auto repair shop that would take my car right away since I was from out of town. Very honest and caring. Thank you!
What great service! Towed my son's car off the thruway promptly at half what I thought they were going to charge me! Thank you!
My camping trailer broke down 1200 miles from our home in Alabama. I am thankful we found a competent repair shop like Farmington to rebuild the bearings, brakes and axle for a reasonable cost so that it could be safely transported home. Shawn, Tom , and Brenda were very professional from the towing to execution of the work and working with me on the transport. Treating someone they know will be a one time customer with fairness and competence speaks to the quality of their business and their people.
Have been going to Farmington Service for over 12 years. Would not trust my work truck or family vehicles to any other place. Honest and quality driven. Thank you Tom and Company.
Thank You to all the wonderful people who work at Farmington service. My Call for a flat tire was answered in a timely manner. Ryan was very pleasent and had me up and running again in no time! If you are in need of emergency road side service call these guys! Thanks again Ryan for your speedy service and advice!