A vehicle's brakes are one of its most important safety features,
and we want to make sure that Dennis Mitchell's Automotive 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 731-424-1486 or
visit us in Jackson 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. Dennis Mitchell's Automotive 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 Dennis Mitchell's Automotive 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 Dennis Mitchell's 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 Dennis Mitchell's Automotive where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
What People Say About Us
Dennis Mitchell 's is where I take "Barney" (the Mayberry Squad Car) for any mechanical work that I need. They always do excellent work in a timely manner.
One day before I was going to enter a parade my car was running hot. They stayed over a couple of hours to repair the radiator so I could make the parade the next morning. I have to say there is a lot of 'Mayberry' friendliness at Dennis Mitchell's !
We love taking our cars to Dennis Mitchell. Not only are they knowledgeable but they are great examples of a Christian family business.
Our van needed work 2 times in the past 2 weeks. We took it both times to Dennis Mitchell's. We were pleased with the service and with the affordable costs. THANK YOU Dennis and team for making car repairs hassle free! We appreciate your honest and excellent service.
I had a GREAT experience with Dennis Mitchell! My relatively new Subaru was having the craziest problem, to the point that I could barely even drive it! I didn't even know how to explain what was going on with it. But Dennis came to my workplace, picked up my broken car, and gave me a diagnosis and solution within a few hours! (This was a Thursday) He overnighted a part and had it done before I got off work for long weekend by 2 p.m. on Friday!
They are seriously the most amazing people especially McCall! She gave me updates about my car and broke it down to a term that I could easily understand haha. They were so helpful and since I have no idea about cars they aren't the type to cheat me out of my money which I'm so thankful for! I seriously would recommend people to come here with car troubles because that's what I'm doing at the moment.