A vehicle's brakes are one of its most important safety features,
and we want to make sure that Pelletier's Auto Repair 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 978-876-3158 or
visit us in Lowell and we'll give you a prompt diagnosis of your braking system's
safety and reliability.
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 Pelletier's Auto Repair where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
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 Pelletier's Auto Repair about when it's time for a brake fluid flush.
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 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.
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 Pelletier's Auto Repair as soon as possible.
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. Pelletier's Auto Repair will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
What People Say About Us
Great honest mechanic,
5 stars all the way!
Marc is very honest and knowledgeable. Always get my vehicle in and out in a timely fashion. Thanks Marc!!!
My husband and I have been going to Pelletier's for over fifteen years. Our friends recommended this shop and still do. They are honest, have fair prices and offer expert auto repair. Mark is an excellent mechanic. They have been very accommodating to our requests to save money. We highly recommend them. They can be trusted.
The best! Honest and reliable. Highly recommended!
Been coming here since the day I found this place. I bring all 3 of my vehicles here for anything and everything. Marc does top notch work.
I go here all the time with my car. He does great work and won't rip you off like some other shops. Please check him out, you will be happy you went.
Does great work! I definitely recommend Pelletier’s.
I will be going here from now on with all my vehicles! When it comes to getting your car worked on the hardest thing is finding a shop you can trust, I'm glad to say I finally found that shop! Not only was my car fixed extremely fast but I felt comfortable leaving the shop after having it repaired!
Most reliable, honest, affordable mechanics around.
Great service and great prices.
Here is the deal: Honest mechanics are one of the hardest things to find, it's taken me almost 20 years and I finally found the guy. Mark Pelletier (the owner) is the man. He is as honest as they come, does a remarkable job, knows everything about cars and can fix pretty much anything. I was recommended to go there, and went the first time needing a whole engine replacement job, guess what! My car is as good as new. Job done in a timely manner at a fair price. Absolutely awesome! I've been there for other reasons and every time it's a 5 star service. Top mechanic in the country, highly recommended.