Brake Repair

Brake Repairs at Francen & Sons

Francen & Sons is the go-to garage in the Algonquin, IL area for brake repairs on Japanese and European vehicles. We understand that your brakes are your vehicle’s first line of defense when it comes to safety, so our ASE Certified mechanics are dedicated to keeping your brakes functioning the way they should.

Signs Your Brakes Might Need Repair

  • Unusual Noises: Squealing, grinding, or screeching sounds when you apply the brakes.
  • Reduced Responsiveness: If your brakes are less responsive or if the pedal sinks toward the floor, it could indicate a leak in the braking system.
  • Pulling to One Side: If the vehicle pulls to one side while braking, it could suggest a problem with the brake linings or a malfunctioning caliper.
  • Vibration or Pulsation: A vibrating or pulsating brake pedal, often felt during braking at high speeds, may indicate warped rotors.
  • Warning Light: An illuminated brake warning light on your vehicle’s dashboard.
  • Brake Fluid Leak: Puddles of fluid in the area where your car is parked could be a sign of a leak in the brake system.
  • Hard Pedal: Requiring more effort than usual to press the brake pedal could indicate issues with the brake line or a problem with the vacuum system.
  • Burning Smell While Driving: A sharp, chemical odor after repeated hard braking on steep roads can signal overheated brakes or clutch.
  • Brake Pad Thickness: Visibly thin brake pads, seen through the wheels, indicate they are worn out and need replacement.

Customer Convenience & Peace of Mind

We get that being without a vehicle puts a crimp in your plans, so we have complimentary loaner cars available so you can get to where you need to be. We also offer a shuttle service if that is more convenient for you. If you choose to wait in our lobby, you can enjoy our free coffee and Wi-Fi.

We understand that car repairs can sometimes be an unexpected expense, so to make payments easier, we offer the Bosch credit card to our clients. We also offer a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty so you can rest assured that we stand by our work.

Serving Algonquin & Surrounding Areas:


Crystal Lake


Visit Francen & Sons Today

Stopping power is essential to your safety when driving, so at Francen & Sons, we are dedicated to ensuring your brakes work the way they should. If you live in or around Algonquin, call or stop by today to learn more about the exceptional brake repair services we offer.

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