At Mitch Smith Auto Service, we want our Anderson 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 765-640-0237, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Mitch Smith Auto Service 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. Mitch Smith Auto Service 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 Mitch Smith Auto Service 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 Mitch Smith Auto Service 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 Mitch Smith Auto Service where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
I can't speak highly enough of my experience.. After having awful experiences at two different places with my car that needed a new engine.. I was referred to Mitch smiths, and as nervous as I was about getting ripped off, Adam took great care of all my hesitations.. he gave me daily updates on everything, was very honest with me, and had my engine installed along with many other things in a week!! FIVE DAYS!! I picked it up yesterday, and the inside was detailed and smelled like a brand new car!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! My vehicle feels like I just bought a brand new car.. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE!!
I took my 1 Ton Truck in for an alignment, service and radiator flush. Before the work was performed your service tech called and went over in detail what they would do. What a marvelous job! The detailed work was recorded and you even gave me a detailed report on the vehicle. Even the date on my battery was recorded. Never in all my life have I seen a two page report on a vehicle. Great Job!! I will be back.
Awesome place very nice and friendly Well worth the money for one day service.
Great service, on time, on estimate. Felt like family while I was there. Highly recommend.
Thank you to Mitch Smith Auto Service for taking such good care of the APL van. Thank you for your kindness and your support of the Animal Protection League.
Great people, with a good shop that stands by their work. Would definitely recommend.
They go above and beyond. Great prices and great service.
Good people. Good Service. Would Recommend.
Called for price on battery, on a Tuesday, got it installed free next day total time there 20 minutes! Fast and friendly service! Would recommend to try Mitch Smith auto service.
The best shop in Anderson for all of your automotive needs. Go visit the staff and facility to see for yourself!!!
It's so nice to have a shop that offers honesty and integrity as the basis of their service!
Great people ! Very professional, provide great service while finding the cheapest route for you ! Choose this place. I will take all of my cars there.
Wow! These guys are great! I bought a street rod on line with all kinds of things to fix and finish. They got right on it and are doing a top notch job. They are so friendly I feel like I've known them all my life. They are always ready to show me their progress and include me in the process. I really appreciate that as I'm not able to do the work myself. I feel confident that when it's finished it will be the best work at the best price around, and I've made some good friends in the auto service business.
Very clean on the inside :-) friendly staff, asked me if I or my kids who waited with me wanted anything .. It was a good experience, will be coming back
Awesome facility!!! Cleanest shop around with the friendliest staff. Won't take my vehicles anywhere else!!!
You are always so attentive to your customers' needs and go over the top to make our experience with you the best we've ever known.
Mitch Smith always services my RV. He and his staff are very friendly and Always go above and beyond to make sure that we are safe on the road.
We have always received excellent service @ Mitch Smith's. They have completed work on our vehicles (over the last couple years) beyond normal oil changes and maintenance. Some of these services included transmission replacement, brake work, and recently, a power window repair. In every case, the proposed services were explained in detail, with an accurate estimate of cost. After the work was done, we have always been satisfied. It is such a rare pleasure to be able to drop a vehicle off for service with complete confidence that the work will be done not only quickly but also accurately. Everyone we have dealt with @ Mitch Smith's has been friendly & respectful of our needs. This is exactly the way all businesses in America should treat their customers.
You guys are really the only people I trust with my vehicles. Prices may or may not be cheaper other places, but either way I choose Mitch Smith!!
I really liked their attention to the customers needs and the little things they did while my vehicles have been in for repair. Such as vacuum the floor board or painting the calipers.