Brakes - R.C. Bratcher, Inc | Owensboro, KY

Are Your Brakes Too Loud?

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Your Ram, Chevy, or Ford diesel pickup is a big truck. All that weight takes some strong stopping power and takes its toll on your brake pads - especially if you ever pull a trailer or carry heavy loads. Whenever you need a brake job, R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY has your back.

Brake Fluid - It's a Problem! Why??

vehicle brake repair

There is a reason we check your brake fluid when you come in for a service check.  Maintenance pays big dividends and we want to avoid high repair costs for our Owensboro drivers.  Did you know that brake service isn't just all about the brake pads, drums & rotors?  That we have found low brake fluid to be the cause of a large percentage of brake issues here at R.C. Bratcher, Inc?  Seriously, brake fluid is an important part of your braking system and with your service intervals being less frequent on the newer vehicles 5,000-10,000 more miles this has become an issue!  Why?...

Brake For Great Service

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Brakes are one of the most important components of your vehicle. You need the confidence of knowing that when you press your foot to the brake, your vehicle is going to stop. That's why it's important to keep these tips in mind to help keep your brakes functioning properly. Schedule an appointment with us at R.C. Bratcher, Inc for a brake service checkup today!

Brakes…One of the Most Important Parts of Your Vehicle

mechanic working on the brakes of a car

Obviously, your brakes are pretty important. Your brake system is made of many components that all have to work correctly for your brakes to operate seamlessly. If one thing needs to be repaired, the whole system is compromised. Brake pads, rotors, hoses, calipers, and metal lines all play a part in stopping your car. At R.C. Bratcher, Inc in R.C. Bratcher, Inc, we’re here to make sure your car, truck, or SUV stops as it should.

Cheap Parts Don’t Cut It and Warranties Matter

car parts At R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY, we’re in the business of quality. Quality work, quality parts, and quality service keep a business going. Here is a quick rundown on why it’s important to install components that will perform reliably, and keep you taken care of in the event that they don’t.

Diagnosing a bad brake master cylinder

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Has your brake master cylinder gone bad? How would you know? What even is it? R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY has the answers.

Your brake master cylinder is an integral part of your brake system. When one fails, some odd symptoms may arise, and it may be difficult to diagnose. Here’s some information to help you decide if yours has given out on you.

Diagnosing a Bad Brake Master Cylinder

mechanic working on brakes

Your brake master cylinder is an integral part of your brake system. When one fails, some odd symptoms may arise, and it may be difficult to diagnose. Here’s some information to help you decide if yours has gone bad. At R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY we want you to know what to look out for so that you can be safely on the road.

Fleet Vehicles and The ABS Light

ABS light lit up on a dashboard

If you own or operate a fleet or commercial truck, you’re likely no stranger to dashboard warning lights. Increasingly, a common source of headache for many operators is the ABS, or Anti-lock Braking System light. Here’s what you need to know from R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY.

Is it Time for New Brakes?

brake pads

Sometimes, it’s obvious when you need new brakes and sometimes it isn’t. Knowing what to look for and what causes issues will help keep you safe and remind you of when you should get your brakes checked out. Here are some symptoms of bad brakes, and what causes the issue from R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY.

Keeping Track of Maintenance - Why It’s So Important

mechanic working on car Keeping track of maintenance done on your fleet vehicles and commercial trucks is one of the most important aspects of fleet management. At R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY, we track maintenance and repairs for a number of reasons. Here’s why:

Pumping Brakes are a Thing of the Past

dashboard with ABS light on

At R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY, we see our fair share of warning lights and dashboard notifications. If your ABS light is illuminated, here’s what you need to know.

Take a break and let's look at your brakes

mechanic repairing brakes

Obviously, your brakes are pretty important. At R.C. Bratcher, Inc in R.C. Bratcher, Inc, we are here to make sure your car, truck, or SUV stops like it should.

Your brake system is made of many components that all have to work correctly for your brakes to operate seamlessly. If one thing needs to be repaired, the whole system is compromised. Brake pads, rotors, hoses, calipers, and metal lines all play a part in stopping your car. Our team is equipped to make sure all of those parts are in working order, so you can be safe on the road ahead. 

What To Do When Your Brakes Break

mechanic working on brakes on car on lift

Your pickup truck is heavy and hard working, whether it’s a Chevy, Ford, or Dodge. If you add towing to the mix, it’s even heavier and has to work harder. Your brakes are one of the most wear and tear prone systems on your diesel pickup, but at R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY, we can help you keep yours in good shape.

When is it Time for New Brake Pads?

Mechanic working on the brakes of a truck

Brake pads are important - you don’t need them to go, but you do need them to stop. At R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY, we like to keep your vehicle stopping exactly as it should - it’s less dangerous, and it keeps insurance premiums low. So, how do you know if your brake pads are going bad? How do they work? What even are they? We’ve got the answers!

Why don’t my brake lights work?

busy street with brake lights on on cars

If your brake lights are giving you trouble, it’s something you want to get fixed. It’s a safety hazard, and you might also get a ticket out of it. Why aren’t they working, and what can you do about it? R.C. Bratcher, Inc in Owensboro, KY has the answers.

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R.C. Bratcher, Inc

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Owensboro, KY 42303

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