If you need brake maintenance or repair, Arnst Ocean Automotive can take care of your needs quickly and affordably. Call us at 561-265-1374 or visit us in Delray Beach and we'll inspect your vehicle, provide cost-effective recommendations and get your vehicle up and running smoothly. Your brakes are a vital safety feature, so if you're unsure of their integrity, please get in touch with us right away!
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. Arnst Ocean Automotive 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 Arnst Ocean Automotive 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 Arnst Ocean Automotive 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 Arnst Ocean Automotive where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
This place is by far one of the best shops I've taken my car to. Very clean shop, experienced mechanics and people who went the extra mile. Thanks Arnst Ocean.
Arnst Ocean Automotive has saved the day for me quite a few times now on my 1966 Mustang. Whether you have a classic car or a modern car, I highly recommend this shop. They are upfront and honest, and they are completely transparent with the work that is needed and the price to get the job done.
Just a great shop! I drove in after hours with a flat and the 90 degree sun stalking me. The owner came out, didn't gouge me price-wise, and made a bad day a little less terrible. A reminder of how things used to be. I recommend.
Dave Clayton and his son make getting your car fixed a pleasure. Have total confidence in them.
Dave is the best!
Honest and knowledgable mechanic (a rarity in S. Florida). I've been a customer for 5 years and wouldn't think of going anywhere else.
Good and honest people.
A very honest mechanic, with great knowledge. The best one for your car.
Everyone was great to me. Being new to Delray Beach, they were so nice to do business with today. The repair was completed in a timely manner, and they answered all questions.
Great service, quick and affordable.
Thank you!!!! You just saved me! My new auto repair shop from now on!
Fantastic service, family-run, wouldn't go anywhere else. Thank you.
Love this place! Great price, and the staff there is awesome! I won't take my car anywhere else!
Wouldn't trust my vehicle with anyone else. Fast, well-priced service.
Ask for Matt the dancing mechanic. Your car will thank you.
Amazing place with very caring staff! I am very pleased and will go back again.
Honest! Well run office and garage. A very rare combination today. My cars have a home there, and I don't have to worry.
I loved it! They are super nice, really clean office and garage, and the prices were good compared to alot of other places. I will be a repeat customer.
All the reliability, none of the games. Professionals you can trust!
They're good, but they're also nice. I'd recommend to a friend.
Not only the most honest shop, but their work is impeccable. They remember your name and are super professional. This is how your neighborhood mechanic should be. I won't go any where else. Ever!
Arnst Ocean Automotive is awesome. I wouldn't go anywhere else! Matt is the best and extremely trustworthy. Highly recommended.
Amazing service!!!! You can tell that Dave is an honest, hardworking businessman and the type of person I want to give my service to. I got my car serviced on Tuesday and today is Saturday and I received a 10 dollar gift card towards services for being a new customer! That was a nice touch to an already amazing experience!! Definitely will be back.
One of the best shops in the area! Highly recommend! Dave is a straight shooter and always does quality work and keeps you in the loop with things as they come up. The place to go to get it done right the first time.
Great shop. I will return here next time my car has a problem. They did a great job fixing my car, and the car has been running good ever since.
Dave did a great job of getting my Jeep Wrangler running again. He took the time to properly diagnose it and figure out what was really wrong instead of just changing out probable components. I'll use them again.
I've been going here since I bought my '67 Lincoln Continental Convertible five years ago. I have have found Dave (the owner) and his staff to be fast, competent and dilligent in all the work they've done for me over the years. I recommend them highly.
I have been taking my vehicles to this shop for over a decade. The service Dave provides is always consistent and thorough. Arnst Ocean Automotive is a hidden gem and the best in the business. You can thank me later.
Rest assured you will be worry free, and they will only do what is required to get your car back in running order and driving safe. I highly recommend these guys for any automotive work you require.