Brake Repair in Ithaca, NY

Your Brake Repair Specialists -- Autoworks

Importance of Quality Brake Repair

When it comes to car safety, nothing is more important than your brakes. Your brakes help you avoid serious accidents and even save your life. That’s why when it’s time to get your brakes repaired, you need the best repair possible. You put yourself and your passengers in harm’s way if your brakes aren’t treated properly. That’s where Autoworks come in. Our AAA Certified Repair Facility and ASE Certified technicians have the technical expertise and precision to provide the care your brakes deserve. After your visit with us, your brakes will be ready for any situation. Whether you venture to the winding roads of Prospect Mountain or navigate the hustle and bustle streets of Manhattan, your brakes will be up for the task.

Do I Need A Brake Repair?

Understanding when you need brake repair is a crucial part of car ownership. Great car owners will be able to quickly identify not only when they need a brake repair, but what exactly they need to be repaired or replaced. Failing to do so could leave your vehicle in worse shape and have you paying a lot more than you should. Don’t know what to look or listen for? No worries, the Autoworks team has you covered. Here are just a few classic signs that it’s time for a brake repair:

Spongy Brakes

If you’re pressing the brake pedal further down to get your brakes to work, that means you currently have “spongy” brakes. Some causes for this include air in the brake lines, old or low brake fluid, or a damaged brake caliper. If you notice this, it’s best to visit an Autoworks technician as soon as possible. If you let the problem persist, you’ll eventually be in a situation where your brake pedal touches the floor and you’re in an “I have no brakes” scenario.

Squeaking or Screeching

If you hear these sounds, don’t worry. It simply means that you should get your brakes replaced soon. When this happens, your brakes pads have worn out to where the calipers that the pads were protecting are now occasionally scraping the brake disc. Some brakes even have a built-in sensor or spring that will scrape the brake disc instead. In new model cars, they will have a monitor display to inform you when your brakes have reached its minimum thickness!


If you hear this sound, please stop driving and get your brakes replaced immediately. When you hear grinding, it indicates that your brake pads have completely worn out and now there is metal-on-metal contact with the calipers and brake disc. This can cause severe damage to your brake disc and if left unattended, can leave deep grooves, warp the disc, or both. Car owners who let this issue continue can face thousands of dollars in repairs or replacements.

Schedule With Autoworks Today!

High-quality brakes are not a luxury, they’re a necessity. You owe it to yourself, your passengers, and every driver around you to maintain the highest level of safety when you are on the road. If you need quality brake repair at an affordable rate, visit Autoworks in Ithaca, NY. Our team of ASE Certified technicians will have the tools and technical skill to not just repair your brakes, but repair them the right way. After your visit, you’ll be confident that you’re driving a safe and secure vehicle. Give us a call at 607-277-9989 and schedule an appointment with us today! Waited too long and need urgent brake repair? We have you covered. Visit our shop at 1278 Dryden Road! We happily accept walk-ins!*

*Wait times will vary based on availability