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

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

Customer service by all was kind, informative and prompt.

Jennifer Craig Sep 9, 2023

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

Ann ironside Sep 9, 2023

I needed an urgent tire repair (air was leaking) and Ron had the car repaired within 30 minutes after my arrival. The tire was punctured by two nails and needed two patches.

Brian Doyle Sep 9, 2023

Oil change and tire rotation were done in the time specified.

Robert Davy Sep 9, 2023

awesome service. . have come many years for car service will keep comin back.

joanne gardner Apr 4, 2023

I had an emergency flat tire. They took us in and looked after the tire right away. Super friendly and helpful

Tanya Packer Aug 8, 2023

Service is always courteous and friendly. Job was done quickly. I had a followup issue but they fixed it the next day.

John Edwards Aug 8, 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

Terrific staff! Superb workmanship! I have been going to True Auto Care for the whole six years I’ve lived in Fergus for all our vehicle needs. Quality/ kindness/ caring business!! Highly recommend !

Maggie Johanna Aug 8, 2023

Very satisfied. Rena gave a clear explanation of recommended work. Friendly staff, clean waiting room. Loaner vehicle was appreciated!

Amber Kuliszewski Aug 8, 2023

Thank you for squeezing me in. Your quick fix gives me great peace of mind!

Nardo Kuitert Aug 8, 2023

Great service

Shirley Rowan Jul 7, 2023

Great experience. Brought car in for safety and was told everything in detail...worked with us throughout the experience and had car finished when we needed it. Thank you!

Kat M Jul 7, 2023

Excellent service once again! My car was ready sooner than expected even though brake parts had to be ordered.

Walter Malofy Feb 2, 2023

Fast friendly and knowledgeable staff! Thank you Manny.

M Mont Jul 7, 2023

Excellent service efficient and timely

Jim Bailey Jul 7, 2023

Brakes serviced as agreed and done in timely fashion. Well done!!

Kenneth Lindsay Mar 3, 2023

Friendly staff, convenient, upfront with the process in terms of timing and what we being done.

P Hollister Jun 6, 2023

Wonderful customer service team. Helped me out with a last minute safety in an urgent situation. Such kind customer service demeanour and finished the job extremely fast. So appreciate them!!!

Laura A Jun 6, 2023

When I go for maintenance the service is always great.

wayne campbell Jun 6, 2023

True Auto Care looked after my service truck in quick fashion when it was down and I needed back quickly, great timely service. Thanks!

Jim Spencer Jun 6, 2023

Heat shield on muffler system was loose. They fixed it in no time and I was charged for the labour. Great service!

Roger Campbell May 5, 2023

Terrific & friendly service as always. Clear communication regarding work to be done & costs. Flexible with scheduling is appreciated!

Christina H May 5, 2023

Great! Very good front of house customer care! Organized and did very well by me! Fixed up my Subaru and noticed some things that were an oversight at Subaru Dealership! Thank you True Auto Mechanics and I appreciate the work. Recommended As well they have night time drop off! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Kevin Grice May 5, 2023

I am very thankful for the mechanic's honesty. I can now say I have a safe vehicle again! Thank you so much.

Kristin Simoes May 5, 2023

Great staff and great service. Highly recommend them to anyone who asks!!

Correct Fire & Security Mar 3, 2023

Always helpful, pleasant and fair!! 😊

Vanessa Espinoza May 5, 2023

I would like to thank the people at true care auto for fixing our car. I recommend you take your car there. Great service!

chase woods Apr 4, 2023

Very good experience. A bit expensive for removal of winter tires already on rims... but, the service staff were very helpful.

Tollett Family Apr 4, 2023

Service here is a team effort with excellent results.Jack.

Jack Wolowich Apr 4, 2023

fast and friendly service with everything explained before and after job was done...

RUSS STOKES Apr 4, 2023

Awesome as always 👏

Steven Haney Apr 4, 2023

I had an engine light on for an evap code. The team at True auto was able to find a low voltage error in record time and fix the connection. A big thanks !! Bob

bob vanleeuwen Apr 4, 2023

Yesterday I went in to get an oil change and switch out my snow tires at True Auto Care. I have been going there since I moved to Fergus 4 years ago, and there customer service and quality of work has always been exemplary (a nice change after having lived in the GTA). They're also very accommodating around scheduling when last minute changes need to be made.

Judy Manley Apr 4, 2023

Every interaction I have had with True Auto Care has been excellent. They have great attention to detail and I love that they send pictures with reports. They are my go to car place whenever I can!

Charles Wright Jan 1, 2021

Ron and Jen always smiling and happy to see me.

Dennis Hons Apr 4, 2023

Great service again......They were able to accommodate my oil change at very short notice around our work schedule which caused us no inconvenience at all.

Bobby Fishman Mar 3, 2023
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