At Dave & Pat Seydel Auto & Truck, we want our Iowa City 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 319-351-6805, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Dave & Pat Seydel Auto & Truck offers.
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 Dave & Pat Seydel Auto & Truck 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 Dave & Pat Seydel Auto & Truck 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 Dave & Pat Seydel Auto & Truck 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. Dave & Pat Seydel Auto & Truck will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
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What People Say About Us
Pat and Dave are the auto mechanics everyone wants: In addition to being great guys, they tell you exactly what the issues are, how much repairs would cost, whether the repair is necessary or something a driver can live with, and whether it's worth making repairs at all. I've been taking all our vehicles to them for 10 years and have always been satisfied. The location is also convenient if one works at the University of Downtown Iowa City, as it is a leisurely 15 minute walk away.
Awesome, fair, friendly, thorough service. I'm a solo female Class B RV driver and could not be happier with the service I found here. I learned a lot too! Highly recommend.
The Seydels helped us with our car this week. They were most helpful and friendly to a couple of old retirees. We appreciated their honesty and patience in working with us. Pat was very prompt in responding to our questions, and the secretary was especially nice to us.
Really nice people and decent folks, won't rip you off, save you money while doing a great job. Patiently explain what is going on with your car. They are friends! I was with them for years, and I never had any problems. I received only help from them. Thank you Pat!
When an auto repair business has been around since the 70s, you would tend to believe that they are doing something right. I think I even took my '67 Mustang there back in the day. I recently rediscovered them after spending years returning to the dealership where I bought my last few cars. I wanted a trusted second opinion on some expensive repairs and that's what I got. Father and son were very helpful and honest about the situation and my options and... yes... well below the dealership price for the same (unnecessary at this time) repairs. Plus they found something crucial that the dealership never looked at.No fancy trimmings, no free car wash or doughnuts... just service with a smile, a nice garage and a long time family owned business.
No BS, just exceptional service by people who know what they're doing. Dave and Pat have helped me out in difficult situations countless times over the last 20 years. I'm moving soon and know I won't find anything like them where I'm going.