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BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR

At Durkee Automotive, we want our Claymont 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 302-798-5656, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Durkee 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. Durkee 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 Durkee 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 Durkee 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 Durkee Automotive where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.

ASSOCIATIONS

  • Jasper
  • NAPA
  • ASE Master Technician
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • Great local shop, they do good work at a fair price! I even take my Mom's car there! I recommend them to anyone! Just had my head gasket repaired price as quoted work done in a reasonable time. No hidden charges.
    -Paul P.

  • Only place I take my vehicles, and it has been for 25 years.
    -Devon O.

  • Honest, hard working and reasonably priced...the only place to go in the area. I am always pleased with the service and they never sell you something you don't need.
    -Patti S.S.

  • Great service. Newly moved to Delaware and needed quick taillight replaced for inspection. Called these guys and they fixed it immediately and was able to complete inspection same day. Friendly and reasonable to say the least. They will be my new auto service.
    -J. Yuschak

  • This shop has serviced my vehicle and those that I have recommended with the highest of standards. I would highly recommend them! :)
    -Dr. Aleta K.

  • Great Company, excellent work, HONEST PEOPLE....Strongly Recommended.
    -A. A.

  • They fixed my car when I was here on vacation and it was quick and my car is perfect now. No problems for the rest of my vacation and car ride home. They saved the day!
    -Ryan B.

  • Best mechanic ever- honest and reliable . Can diagnose and fix your car problems easily. Great staff and friendly atmosphere. Durkee Automotive has worked on all my cars for 20+ years. Love you guys!
    -Lois D.C.

  • Durkee's is the best. All of my cars were serviced by them. Ill be bringing my car in for its next oil change, etc.
    -Florence Z.