823 Tower St S, Fergus, ON N1M 2R2

Automotive Brake Service in Guelph, ON

The Importance of Brake Service

Brake Service
It is more important than ever during the cold winter months to ensure your brakes are properly maintained when there is an increased risk of snow and ice on the roads. Poor brake maintenance reduces your vehicle’s longevity and performance which contributes to accidents, injuries, and road deaths.

What is a Brake service?

Brake service is a catch-all term for everything to do with your brakes. A brake inspection will be performed first to ensure that all components are in good working order. Next, your service technician will inspect your brake pads, rotors, clips, and Calipers to ensure that everything is in good working order. Finally, if any repairs or replacements are required, your technician will consult you to see if the repairs can be completed on the same day.

One of the most important systems in your vehicle is the braking system. Everyone wants to know that their brakes will not fail and that they can safely bring their vehicle to a stop.

The following are some signs that your brakes need to be inspected by a Master Mechanic.

  • The vehicle pulls to one side or the other when the brakes are applied
  • Brake grinding sensation
  • The brakes are slow to react
  • The brake light on the dashboard is red and flashing

Is a Brake Service Necessary?

A regular brake service is necessary to maintain the performance of a vehicle. To ensure a safer journey, you must follow specific rules to ensure all components are working properly.  Therefore, regular brake repair and maintenance is essential. Here are some of the top reasons why you need brake diagnostics:


Taking your vehicle in for proper servicing at least once a year is critical. But what if your car brakes make unusual noises while driving? This could be due to various factors that only a professional mechanic can address.

Furthermore, old, loose, low-quality car brakes can cause severe steering problems, leading to serious accidents. Ensure your car brakes are in good working order to keep you and your passengers safe.

It saves a lot of money for the future

When you take your car for service, it will continue to run smoothly for longer. A car with well-maintained brakes can last for many kilometers without needing to be replaced. Furthermore, a regular inspection ensures optimum safety.

Accidents, as we all know,  can cost both lives and a lot of money. If you want to protect yourself and others on the road, it’s best to service your car brakes regularly.

Extend the life of your brakes

Regular maintenance of your car brakes ensures that both the brakes and the vehicle have a long life. Always contact the best mechanics, and don’t be afraid to spend money to ensure the safety of your vehicle. Remember that it is your car brakes that keep you safe from danger.

What does a full brake service include?

Remember only one name, True Auto Care, regarding safety and brake repair. We are a leading automotive repair shop in Guelph, Ontario and customer satisfaction is important to us. We know your brakes are the last thing you have time to worry about. Our professional brake and auto repair specialists ensure that you leave our service centre with peace of mind.

Our Full Service Includes:

  • Worn pads and shoes replaced
  • Wheel bearings repacked as needed
  • Brake fluid lubrication for specified components
  • Brake rotor and drum resurfacing (may need replacement if wear is excessive)
  • Brake inspection with replacement of other components based on findings of inspection
  • A brake fluid flush where old brake fluid is replaced with fresh fluid
  • Parking brake adjustment
  • Road test to ensure the entire braking system is operating properly

What happens when you go too long without changing the brakes?

Your vehicle requires routine maintenance, and it’s tempting to put off chores such as brake servicing and oil changes. The following signs require attention:

Sign One. Vibration while driving

Sign Two. The brake light is on

Sign Three. Grinding or squealing noises while driving

Sign Four Leaking fluid

Sign Five Burning smell while driving

Bring your vehicle to True Auto Care in Guelph, ON

As we all know how important it is to maintain your vehicle’s braking system, it’s best to get in touch with the best automotive repair shop in Guelph, Ontario. We also provide many other exceptional services, including the following:

  • Competitive prices on tire brands like Toyo, Cooper, and Bridgestone.
  • Tire services, including computer spin balancing, flat tire repairs, low-profile tire installations, and tire rotations
  • Auto repair services, including brake repairs, exhaust system repairs, Ontario motor vehicle inspections, steering and suspension system repairs, and wheel alignments from an ACDelco-certified repair centre
  • Custom pipe bending
  • Other services include diagnostics, lube and oil changes and other preventive maintenance, TPMS adjustments, and driveshaft repairs
  • 24-hour key drop

Contact us today for a comprehensive brake service or any other automotive service you require in Guelph, ON.

Our Customer Reviews

Service was both excellent and very friendly. As usual!

Marjorie Rogers Nov 11, 2023

When I go for maintenance the service is always great.

wayne campbell Jun 6, 2023

Everything was great, service work, time of appt and length of time.

Ann ironside Sep 9, 2023

First noticed how welcoming and warm the reception area is. The place is clean and well organized. Jenna was polite, professional and listened attentive to my needs. I will definitely be back to have my vehicles serviced at True Auto Care.

Wally Anthony Jan 1, 2024

our experience at True Auto Care was excellent. They got our vehicle in right away and fixed it the same day. I would recommend them to anyone and definitely use them again !

KEVIN LICHTY Jan 1, 2024

True Auto yet again provided a first class service. I had a dead battery. They took it in with no appointment and had me up and running again within a few hours. Excellent, friendly customer service. The only shop in Fergus I have used for close on 20 years and will continue to do so.

David and Mary-Ann Tinsley Oct 10, 2022

Excellent service all around.. Thank you.

Robert Grimes Mar 3, 2023

Very pleasant staff. I liked that they sent a text with pictures and diagnostics and then followed up by phone. They were able to work around my schedule to do the repair and pricing was reasonable.

Joanne Lewis Jan 1, 2024

I love that the inspection outlines necessary vs recommended work. TAC is helpful and fair.

Sharon Holloway Jan 1, 2024

True Auto Care has been my vehicle repair service provider for more than a decade. They have earned my trust with ever repair, big or small, and they treat me with respect every time. I value their work and I feel confident in their advice and in their repair services. This is what a family business is all about.

Kelly Waterhouse Oct 10, 2020

Local is always the best. Thank you for your kind expert care

maryg Dec 12, 2023

Completely satisfied with the work done. Quick turnaround on a large job! Service advisor Jenna was amazing with her communication! Thanks again you have gained a new customer! Jeff

Jeff P Dec 12, 2023

Quick, friendly and reasonably priced!

Nora Crete Dec 12, 2023

Excellent service efficient and timely

Jim Bailey Jul 7, 2023

The staff is very knowledgeable and understands my needs. When working on the car they informed me of other issues that needed to be done and gave me an estimate of the additional cost before proceeding with the work. I am satisfied with their work. Bob Skeoch

Bob Skeoch May 5, 2023

I was very impressed with how knowledgeable the Service Manager and Service Advisor were at the Front Desk! Makes for a GREAT experience!

idd Nov 11, 2023

Courteous and professional

Karen Stimson Nov 11, 2023

Very Profesional, Polite, Friendly, and Reasonably Priced Good Old Fashion Service. The Best of the Best!! Happy to know True Auto Care!

Andreas Roussos Nov 11, 2023

Great service and very helpful.

Moe Jacobs Nov 11, 2023

Was driving and got a chip from a rock hitting the windshield. They got me in and out within 15 minutes of walking in. Was super friendly and helpful, taking me on the spot and ensuring that my chip wouldn't spread worse. They spoke me through the options I had also instead of insisting on one type of repair. It's barely even noticeable and the majority of the damage has faded from their work. (note these photos are "up close" shots, from further back you hardly see anything! 98% better then it was!)

Krystal Sponagle Nov 11, 2023

Friendly, timely service. Highly recommended

Maureen Farquharson Nov 11, 2023

You are the best and I appreciate that I can trust you.

Rachel Nov 11, 2023

Excellent troubleshooting and workmanship, as usual.

Steven Haney Apr 4, 2023

As always friendly service.

Joann Raine Nov 11, 2023

We are always well taken care of and happy to have a place that we feel safe! It hard to come by!

Linda Babin Nov 11, 2023

Winter tires on and service work completed as agreed. Well done!!

Kenneth Lindsay Mar 3, 2023

Did an exhaust inspection and a brake inspection and service. Clean job and fairly priced. Friendly staff and great communication with regard to what needed repairs. Will use again.

Chris Bonthron Nov 11, 2023

Ron and Jen and staff always smiling and happy to see me. Helpful to a fault.

Dennis Hons Apr 4, 2023

I was completely satisfied with the service I received with the purchase of new tires and rims.

Terry Webb Oct 10, 2023

A shout out to Jenna - this afternoon I needed a tire pressure sensor replaced because air was quickly escaping from the tire. Jenna quickly arranged the required fix and I was back on the road within 30 mins, so from my perspective Jenna and staff definitely earned this 5 star rating.

Brian Doyle Sep 9, 2023

Service is always courteous and friendly. Job was done quickly and on time.

John Edwards Aug 8, 2023

Great service. My first choice for maintenance and repairs.

John Little Oct 10, 2023

True Auto Care was very clear about what they were doing with my vehicle, what costs were, and were prompt with their service. As long as I'm in Fergus they will be the mechanic shop I'm going to.

Sheldon Angst Oct 10, 2023

Both Jenna and Rena were great to deal with. They were a big help in purchasing our new tires. Thanks to both of you. Our appointment for installation went perfectly. On time and everything was explained. We are new to Fergus so this was our first service here. We will be back for all our auto service needs.

Bob Glazin Oct 10, 2023

Well just say I brought my 2003 Trailblazer from Victoria BC and needed a fitness review. I was treated with courtesy, up to date requirements and advice to get my vehicle certified. Staff was friendly and I could not ask for anything more. Great service. THEY ARE VERY METICULOUS IN THEIR EXAMI NATION.

Lloyd Bartholomew Jul 7, 2023

The Best most honest service ever! Took the time to explain and show us the problem and how he would repair it.

Kristina Breunig Sep 9, 2023

Jenna, Ron and the whole crew at true auto go above and beyond. Always friendly, timely with service, and reliable.

Heidi Brouwer Sep 9, 2023
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