If you need brake maintenance or repair, Parker Towing & Repair can take care of
your needs quickly and affordably. Call us at 815-468-6376 or visit us in Manteno and
we'll inspect your vehicle, provide cost-effective recommendations and get your
vehicle up and running smoothly. Your brakes are a vital safety feature, so if
you're unsure of their integrity, please get in touch with us right away!
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 Parker Towing & Repair where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
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 Parker Towing & Repair about when it's time for a brake fluid flush.
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 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.
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 Parker Towing & Repair as soon as possible.
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. Parker Towing & Repair will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
What People Say About Us
Great attention to detail. Honest and straightforward.
These guys were great! Although they were super busy at the coldest time of year, they took the time to get my wife and kids all fixed up and on the road again. Both Dick and Mike were friendly, courteous and helpful. Highly recommended!
I broke down on the highway. They replaced the radiator on my 27 year old vehicle the same day. Another local shop tried to push unnecessary repairs and wanted 2 days. These guys are honest. Very good price and professional service. Highly recommended.
Manteno's friendliest tow and mechanical shop around. Truly a family owned and operated place
In my opinion the best wrench in the area so helpful reasonably priced and the owner is a perfect gentleman my hat's off to Mike Parker