Welcome to Clavey Auto Service
Our goal at Clavey Auto Service is to provide prompt and efficient repair services using only professional technicians and proven merchandise of high quality, at a fair price, with an honest concern for the welfare of our customers.
Providing quality car care in Glenview since 1956, Clavey Auto Service is a family owned business delivering honest and professional automotive repair and maintenance services to the people of Glenview, Northfield, Northbrook, Niles, Morton Grove and surrounding Chicago areas. The quality ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified technicians at Clavey Auto Service employ today’s latest automotive technology and are equipped to handle all major and minor repairs on foreign and domestic vehicles.
Clavey Auto Service is a certified NAPA AutoCare Center, so we are able to provide the benefits of an established national entity while maintaining the personal touch of a family owned business. We understand that our customer’s vehicle is a major investment, and that is why we care for each customer’s vehicle as if it were our own.
All car owners depend on their brakes to safely slow and stop their vehicles. You’ve probably had the experience where you’ve slammed on your brakes and started to skid. When your wheels are locked up, you are just sliding over the road. And if the road is wet or slick or covered with gravel – you really get out of control. Steering is next to impossible. That is why anti-lock brake systems (ABS) were invented: to help you maintain vital control in extreme stopping conditions.
As mentioned, when wheels lock up, this decreases your control. ABS keeps your brakes from locking – helping you stop while maintaining your ability to steer. Sensors on each wheel equipped with ABS, monitor wheel spin and compare it with vehicle speed sensors. When drivers are pressing on the brakes, still traveling forward, but the wheels are not turning, the ABS system quickly steps in and modulates the brakes.
The ABS promptly “pumps” the brakes, not allowing the wheels to lock-up while still applying braking pressure. This is all done automatically without any intervention on your part. You will feel a pulsation through the brake pedal and will hear a clunking as the brakes are rapidly being applied and let off over and over again. The first time this happens to you, you may be surprised and think something is wrong. Well, it isn’t – so just keep your foot on the brake and allow the ABS to do its thing. In fact, remember the essential 3 S’s of anti-lock brakes: Stomp, Stay, & Steer. Stomp on the brakes, keep the pedal down, and steer as needed.
When you first start your vehicle, the ABS does a quick self-check to make sure everything is OK. The ABS warning light will briefly illuminate with all of the other warning lights on your dashboard and then go out. If the system detects a fault, the ABS light will come on and stay on. You should definitely take your vehicle in to Clavey Auto Service for a check if the essential ABS warning light is on.
Proper brake system service is the best way to protect your ABS. Replacing brake fluid that is depleted and/or contaminated will help preserve proper ABS operation and protect it against detrimental corrosion. You can call and speak with an experienced and certified Clavey Auto Service tech to see if it’s time for an inspection of your braking system.
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Clavey Auto Service
2003 Chestnut Ave
Glenview, Illinois 60025