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As a driver on the road, you need to ensure that you are maintaining your vehicle and brakes in the right way, which means that when you are in need of a quality auto repair shop, you need HB Auto & AC.

We offer excellent auto repair, scheduled maintenance, and safety inspections and because we only hire ASE certified technicians, you can rest assured that you're getting a high-quality service, every time. If you're in need of a brake service and inspection and you want to find an auto shop that cares, then look no further than us. At HB Auto & AC, our focus is your vehicle and its safety. You are on the road, doing your thing and letting the car that you drive take you on an adventure, and the only way you're going to be able to do that is to ensure you have invested in an auto mechanic who cares.

Our passion lies in the auto maintenance and repair of your vehicle, and we aim to prove to you that our responsive and skilled service in Huntington Beach, CA, is precisely what you need.

Trusted, Experienced, Caring – Our Concern Is Your Vehicle

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At HB Auto & AC, we service models including BMW, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Volkswagen, Honda, Lexus, Subaru and more, and we've had over 25 years experience doing what we do. You can bet that we've got the knowledge to get your brakes inspected and repaired promptly so that you're out on the road safely. Superior quality and exceptional workmanship aren't just expected; they're guaranteed. So, how does out brake inspection work?

Firstly, we will meet with you to assess the issue. We can't rectify your brake issues without seeing the car and understanding the problem from your point of view. One of our trained experts will perform an inspection and diagnosis of your brakes, and we will talk you through our recommendations. We will never perform any repairs that you haven't approved and authorized, which is why we take the time to ensure that our inspection covers every angle of your brakes.

Brake repair is arguably the most critical service for your vehicle; without it, you're in trouble! It's essential that you have your brakes regularly serviced by the professionals – us, of course – so that you can be confident in your vehicle while you are on the road. Here are some of the things we'll be looking at:
The condition of the brake pads and whether these need replacing.

  • Resurfacing or replacement of your brake rotors or drums.
  • Changing your brake fluid.
  • Brake bleeding.
  • Replacement of brake lines and other brake components as needed.

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Recognizing The Warning Signals

When you're hurt, you let others know that you need help and something is wrong. Well, your vehicle does the same thing. Regular brake inspections should already be a part of the ongoing maintenance of your car – this is so that you can ensure safety and reliability while you're out driving. When your brakes are in need of a little attention, some warning signals are given out, and you'll know about it when they need your help! Let's take a look at what you can expect:

  • Pedals that feel too low or spongy, indicating a problem with air in the hydraulics.
  • The brake light on the dash is glowing red, which tells you that there is an imbalance in the system.
  • Amber brake lights are a warning to tell you that there is a problem with the ABS.
  • Squealing and grinding sounds are never good, and this indicates that it's time for new brake pads.

All of these can be the cause of longer stopping distances, making your driving less than ideal and with a slower response, there's a more significant chance of accidents. At HB Auto & AC, you can avoid all of this. We can assist to make sure that you don't find yourself in an emergency because of the conditions of your brakes. Any time that you notice any of these symptoms means that it's time to get your brakes inspected – even if they've just been done!

Whether it's the brake pedal or the brake fluid, you need to sort your scheduled maintenance and get it locked in. HB Auto & AC has the expert technicians that you need on your side to inspect every part of your brake system.

Responsive, Skilled & Honest Repairs With HB Auto & AC

Routine maintenance isn't something your vehicle manufacturer advises to do; it's an essential part of being a vehicle owner. There are a lot of drivers out there that don't think about booking in a scheduled maintenance check, but really, every driver should. With HB Auto & AC, you get a vehicle maintenance check like nothing you've experienced before.

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We can assure you that you shouldn't wait until the dash lights turn on before you worry about the car – you need to schedule your maintenance check before these issues arise. You can't plan for an emergency, but you can get your vehicle inspected regularly enough to avoid a crisis being a problem.

The service manual that you were given when you purchased your car is the best guide to helping you understand how your vehicle can run smoothly. The car itself needs to be checked depending on the age and mileage, which means that the older the vehicle, the more repairs it could need. With HB Auto & AC, you can expect the following from your 30/60/90K service checks:

  • Oil change
  • Rotation of your tires, balancing the tires and adjusting the tire pressure if necessary.
  • Replacement of filters after inspection if indicated
  • Comprehensive visual inspection of all vehicle parts and systems, from the tires on the ground to the seatbelts in the interior.
  • Fluid replacement.
  • Spark plugs, timing belt replacement on older vehicles
  • Road test

Making an appointment today with HB Auto & AC is going to change your vehicle's future. Our existing customers recognize that we are the best at what we do, and we pride ourselves on our stellar reputation. Call us today on (714) 421-4535 now, and our friendly staff can talk you through what we can do for you.

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