A vehicle's brakes are one of its most important safety features,
and we want to make sure that Alex Safety Lane 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 505-983-5577 or
visit us in Santa Fe and we'll give you a prompt diagnosis of your braking system's
safety and reliability.
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. Alex Safety Lane 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 Alex Safety Lane 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 Alex Safety Lane 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 Alex Safety Lane where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
What People Say About Us
Best shop in town! I learned the hard way, but I won't take my Jeep or any car anywhere else!
Simply the best auto repair shop in Santa Fe! We have been taking our cars there since 2006! EVERYONE I speak to has nothing but praise for them. They are honest, they stand behind their work, and they keep costs to the customer in mind. They have won many awards for Best of Santa Fe. WONDERFUL people!
I always have a good experience at Alex Safety Lane. I needed several minor repairs, and Ben treated me with respect and followed through with what was promised.
Inexpensive and experienced. A family-owned repair shop.
Hands down the best auto repair shop Santa Fe, New Mexico has ever seen. Best pricing and great staff. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a reliable auto repair shop.
I've been bringing my cars here since I lived just up the street. Friendly, honest, fast, and not too expensive. Best mechanics in Santa Fe, bar none.
They did a great job on my brakes. Best auto repair shop in Santa Fe. They always give me honest pricing and a quality job.