A vehicle's brakes are one of its most important safety features,
and we want to make sure that Crane Alinement customers stay safe. Whether your brake pads
are signaling they need replacement, your brake light is on, or you're not
comfortable with how quickly your vehicle is slowing down, call us at 586-468-1181 or
visit us in Mt Clemens and we'll give you a prompt diagnosis of your braking system's
safety and reliability.
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 Crane Alinement 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 Crane Alinement 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 Crane Alinement 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. Crane Alinement will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
What People Say About Us
Best alignment place in the city, hands down.
A pleasure to do business with. It's rare to find such honesty with mechanics. Thank you.
Have been going to this family for work on my vehicles since my first car, an '88 Cavalier, and I've never had a complaint! They do the job, are more than fair with pricing, and very honest and trustworthy! If you have the honor to sit in the shop while they're doing work, be prepared for excellent conversation and good-natured ribbing. Only thing: don't call expecting him to get your car in tomorrow. Because they're so amazing and wonderful, you do have to get in line!
Jim is awesome. Great family business. You can trust anything that they tell you about your vehicle and Bank on it. They will not charge you too much. They will tell you what needs to be done and what can wait.
Good honest mechanic. Been coming here for alignments, brake repairs and other car repairs for more than 20 years. Work done right, and a mechanic with integrity. Highly recommended.
A pleasure to do business with these folks, a family owned business.