At Newman's Marathon, we want our Bowling Green 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 419-353-1311, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Newman's Marathon offers.
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. Newman's Marathon 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 Newman's Marathon 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 Newman's Marathon 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 Newman's Marathon where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
What People Say About Us
Always thorough and no one can beat their customer service. Love these guys.
Excellent service, do work on my time schedule. Consistent outstanding service.
Wonderful feeling of home town service and atmosphere. Very fair pricing on everything. All staff members are helpful and very knowledgeable and very personable.
I took my car here when I was having some trouble with the brakes. They let me know that there were some other serious issues with the car and, instead of pressuring me to pay them an arm and a leg to fix it and get my car back on the road, they were up front with me and let me know it probably wasn't worthwhile to fix what was essentially a lost cause. They were really friendly and helpful throughout our interactions and I will definitely seek out their services in the future.
I take my van to Newman's for service because I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that I will get good, honest care. The owner is local and has an excellent reputation. Their charges are fair and they communicate with you before going ahead with repairs. I recommend them all the time.
This is a great place to get some work done on your car or get gas. Staff is friendly, fair, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. Myself and my family have been going here for years, and we've never had a bad experience.
I've had more than one different issue fixed here, and each time they have given me a good price and got the work done quickly. The one time they didn't quite tighten something enough and it came loose due to bumps in the road and started making noise, they fixed it no charge. I have always been wary of bad mechanics, but these guys have been totally trustworthy. Don't get your car fixed anywhere else.
Probably one of the most reliable and most trustworthy auto repair companies in all of NW Ohio. I have been bringing my auto(s) here since 1991 and the entire Newman's Marathon crew always take care of me and do it with a high level of customer service and expertise. And - if there is an issue that the team thinks needs looked at by another repair agent (like the dealer), they will help prepare the info to share with this other repair agent so they can be efficient in assisting with the needs of the client. Basic service (i.e. Oil Change & Tire Rotation / tire repair / check ups) are probably the best that I have seen in all of Bowling Green and the surrounding area. Cost effective as well as efficient in my schedule. BEST IN THE BUSINESS!