A vehicle's brakes are one of its most important safety features, and we want to make sure that Slone's Automotive Service 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 937-294-6653 or visit us in Moraine and we'll give you a prompt diagnosis of your braking system's safety and reliability.
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. Slone's Automotive 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 Slone's Automotive 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 Slone's Automotive 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 Slone's Automotive Service where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
Nice, honest guy that did great work. Just as I was told by a friend. 5 stars!
Very experienced with diagnosing difficult problems. Very fair pricing and honest. Diagnosed our family's Suzuki drive belt issue that another shop couldn't figure out. Properly troubleshooted a backup light issue on our Tahoe. Highly recommended!
Always fair and nice guys.
This place is awesome! They fixed my car properly for a fair price. Their staff are friendly and understanding.
This has to be the best auto repair shop on earth. These guys are friendly, do great work, and they charge reasonable prices. I highly recommend them.
Fair and friendy. Has handled my company business for years...and for years to come.
Slone's Automotive is one of two mechanics in Dayton that I trust without a doubt to do great service at a fair price. I have taken my car here twice for service and have been blown away every single time with their service. I know a lot about cars and can tell immediately when someone is trying to pull a fast one. This has never been the case with Slone's. I walk in with a price estimate in my head, and they match it every time. Slone's is the best small business in Dayton, IMO.
Can't say enough great things about Mick Slone and crew! Business has been around for a long time, I've used them since the 80s, and they did a great job fixing my Truck a few months ago. Always reasonable prices and up front about telling you what's wrong with your car. Total auto care that's just about as good as it gets.
Slone's have been my "go to guys" since I started driving. Some 30 years later, I would not go anywhere else. I now live over an hour away, but well worth the drive for this level of service from someone I can trust.
Really helpful staff, including clean & new U-Haul trucks. A multi-generation family business.