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BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR

At Greg Bailey Automotive, we want our Tampa 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 813-229-1265, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Greg Bailey Automotive 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. Greg Bailey Automotive 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 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 Greg Bailey Automotive 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 Greg Bailey Automotive 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 Greg Bailey Automotive where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.

ASSOCIATIONS

  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • Jasper
  • NAPA
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • This place is the best in the Bay area. They can fix anything!
    -Lisa H.

  • Honest, Fair, and great quality service. Been going there for years. Very knowledgeable staff and great family owned business.
    -James H.

  • They are the best on the Bay!
    -Prescious D.

  • Won't sell you something you don't need.
    -Jonathan M.

  • I find Greg to be a knowledgeable and straightforward guy with no inclination to rip off his customers. He offers a warranty on his work (inquire with him for specifics) and unlike other mechanics I have dealt with, he actually honors the warranty without a hassle or undue grief.
    -Eric J.

  • Greg Bailey is the best mechanic I have ever used. Honest, contentious and a straight up nice guy. Greg will take care of your car.
    -Tripp W.

  • Volkswagen experts!
    -William H.

  • Greg was recommended by my mom after he worked on her Infiniti. My a/c went out in my Subaru Outback & he fixed it quickly & reasonably! My new Subaru mechanic!
    -Angela G.

  • I have been using Greg Bailey auto for 15 years. He has been more than fair and I would recommend him to my mother. We operate Robertson Billiard Supplies in Tampa.
    -Steve R.

  • Great mechanic, good guy, knows his stuff. Only guy who will work on my cars
    -John J.

  • Greg has been the best mechanic ever! He has saved our cars by prolonging their lifespan since he was in high school, and so was I! My family has followed him from the downtown location to his present shop. He has done everything for our cars to include rebuilding the engines for my Mother's VW Bug a few times! Greg is now working on my daughter's Mazda, keeping it going. He is very honest and a superb artisan. Greg loves what he does! Overall, he is a good man and a decent person who has an intact moral compass. So many places will rip you off. With Greg this has never been the case...
    -Julie S.

  • Greg is the most straight forward honest mechanic in Tampa. I recommend him to all my friends with foreign cars, especially German makes. He keeps my 2006 VW Toureg going like new, always quick service for the best price in town. I have shopped around and no one beats his prices, from big jobs to an oil change. And he is very knowledgeable. He can figure out issues very quickly and get it done right the first time. Can't say enough good things about this man and his establishment. Thank you, Greg!!!
    -Janey A.