At Dynotech Auto Repair, we want our Saint Paul 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 651-287-0379, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Dynotech Auto Repair 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.
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. Dynotech Auto Repair 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 Dynotech Auto Repair 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 Dynotech Auto Repair 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 Dynotech Auto Repair where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
Most honest auto shop I've ever been to. This is they only place I bring my vehicle for service.
High recommendation (though didn't need service on car). Brakes squeaking, so googled closest shop. Stopped by, he glanced at a few things, then offered to take a ride to listen. Said it was ok.
Tim and Josh are great, totally honest.
We don't even live in St Paul anymore, but still take our car here. Very trustworthy and reliable.
These guys are the only mechanics I trust with my car because they have certainly earned my trust and my loyalty. They are honest about what needs to be done immediately versus what can be deferred and are conscious of budget limitations when recommending options. They communicate throughout the process...I've never felt like they are taking advantage of me...
Dynotech has highly knowledgeable staff, with the highest standards for car and customer. The shop is excellently equipped. The prices are honest and very good. I always feel that the staff has been generous with their time, very personable and attentive with high integrity. Men and women alike entrust a wide range of cars---classic, vintage, sports, and everyday automobiles--to DynoTech's expertise.
I want to thank you all for taking good care of my son Eddie Jr's 2002 Audi, I really appreciate it!
I have such great respect for these guys! They are a small business in a big city but treat you like your family! I will send anyone and everyone there!
Great people that will take great care of you and your car. Couldn't ask for a better place to bring your ride. Whether it's a classic from the beginning of time to the most luxurious cars of today they are meticulous in getting the job done correctly at an affordable price...
I can't say enough good things about Tim and Josh. They're honest, down to earth and go above and beyond. I was referred to them by a family member and even though I've moved away from the area, I still take my car here. They've helped me when I'm in a pinch and need work done ASAP. 5 stars isn't enough for them!!