Brake Service & Repair in Elgin, IL
Our brakes are quieter, last longer and stop better. Many shops consider just the installation of the brakes to be the main factor in proper brake repair. Most do not take into consideration that the quality of the brakes is also what keeps them working longer. At Bunge’s we understand that quality product and proper installation go hand- in-hand to keep your brakes running smoothly.
At our shop we use an on-car brake lathe to guarantee that your brakes are always properly installed. You may not be aware that there are several qualities of brake rotors and pads made. You should know that the cheaper, poorly-made brake parts are known for having a bigger air gap and therefore contain less steel. These lightweight rotors are prone to causing noise and developing un-wanted pulsations while stopping.
While we have many imported and domestic brake pads available, there are several that we recommend for your individual needs. Two of our most popular brands include:
Performance Friction manufactures a carbon metallic brake pad in Clover, SC. It was developed as a racing brake pad because it is better at stopping as it gets hotter. These pads last longer than other brake pads because of the extensive research and development that is put into them. Performance Friction won’t even release a brake pad for application unless it is proved as quiet as possible.
Another company’s brake pads we are proud to carry are Akebono, which are manufactured in Elizabethtown, KY. Akebono is an original equipment supplier on many makes and models. They also deliver a consistent, trustworthy product that has been through extensive research and development to ensure that you are getting the best value and life out of your brakes.
If you want to get the most out of your brake pads and rotors give us a call! We would be happy to consult with you about you car’s specific needs. If you’re having brake problems, we have the knowledge and know-how to properly recommend, install and provide the best in brake repair.