At Fisher Auto Transmission, we want our Fairfield 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 973-227-3452, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Fisher Auto Transmission 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. Fisher Auto Transmission 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 Fisher Auto Transmission 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 Fisher Auto Transmission 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 Fisher Auto Transmission where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
What People Say About Us
This shop is knowledable and stands by its work. Very reliable. Other mechanics know them as experts in their field.
Fisher Auto has been in business for over 60 years! Anyone who has ever been to the shop can tell you that it is the number one place to bring your vehicle, whether its late model, antique or specialty. For those looking for a top-notch repair shop, Fisher Auto fits that bill without question!
Fisher Auto Transmission replaced the clutch in my Mini Cooper S after a "specialty" Mini shop did a poor job of installing one. The parts installed by the specialty shop destroyed themselves when the transmission locked up on a downshift. Fisher did a great job of replacing the defective parts and the clutch they installed lasted for the life of the car (from 110k to 210k miles). I found Fisher's staff to be knowledgeable, efficient, and polite.
I took my 2008 Hyundai with only 60,000 miles to them with a small transmission fluid leak. I had previously been to Hyundai service and they told me that they would have to drop the transmission ($500) to find the problem and then they might not be able to fix it, and I might have to replace the it ($3700).
Steve instead tried to fix the problem inexpensively first, before moving on to more expensive. After a few tries (new o-ring/sealant/tightening) the problem was solved! And he only charged me $70!!
Extremely reputable, knowledgeable and honest! I will certainly be taking my car to them in the future for any future auto issues.
Fabulous place, honest, cost less than I thought. Will go back again and highly recommend.
Fisher Auto Transmission is run and staffed by true professional technicians. I had a multitute of issues with my older Camaro and they solved every needed repair flawlessly and surprisingly quick. You will see vehicles of all vintages and years in their shop. They have the knowledge and expertise that is becoming more and more difficult to find in automotive repair. I would highly recommend them. Call Steve and make your appointment.
Honest repairs. The counterman was great with helping explain the service. Fair price. No worries when you bring car there!
Proper old school and very fair place - they fixed the transmission of the van that was purchased at the auction in an hour! I will recommend this place to all in NJ!