At Michael Bogart & Son Inc., we want our Poughquag 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 845-221-2666, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Michael Bogart & Son Inc. 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. Michael Bogart & Son Inc. 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 Michael Bogart & Son Inc. 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 Michael Bogart & Son Inc. 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 Michael Bogart & Son Inc. where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
What People Say About Us
Good people, great shop, you can't go wrong getting your vehicle worked on here!
Great service! Bogart's is definitely my suggestion for the Hudson Valley and beyond.
Can't go wrong at Bogart's. My little baby Jeep feels brand new, and I'm safe on the road. Very friendly staff and excellent prices for repairs. Love Bogart's!
Excellent service. Friendly and accommodating. Fixed and inspected dump truck when others wouldn't take it. Will be using Bogart's as our auto repair shop of choice!
Used as a drop-off for our U-haul. They were amazing. We over filled on gas so they didn't charge us for a few miles we went over. Very thankful and pleased. We were able to drop off while the garage was closed. Thank you Bogarts!