AJs Autobody

Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 5pm

3737 Airport Fwy, Bedford, TX 76021
2037 West Jefferson Street, Grand Prairie, Texas 75051

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AJ’s can handle everything from repairing small damaged areas, or restoring worn paint, to completely repainting your car, truck, van, motorcycle, or watercraft. We have a complete in-house paint mixing system, with computerized color matching, to mix factory original paint colors (or virtually any color you can imagine) which saves you time and money! You’ll also find AJ’s Autobody estimates to be 10-20 percent more affordable than major body shops.

The Man Who Made It Possible

Meet Our Staff

Bill Scandy

Owner & Lead Technician

Jack Moskin

Lead Technician

Nick Globno

Service Technician / Mechanic

Raf Dickens

Customer Service Consultant

Frequently Asked Questions

Car Service FAQs

Drivers press their car brakes assuming these components will function without flaw yet few give thought to how brakes actually work. Even if you are not an auto mechanic, you can benefit from understanding how car brakes function. Though you might not repair or replace your vehicle’s brakes on your own, it is quite interesting to understand how these essential vehicle components work. Furthermore, an understanding of brake system functionality will help you better understand when something goes wrong. Let’s take a look at the basics of car brakes.

Brake pads are an essential component of the braking system of your car. Every time you press the brake pedal, this force translates by way of a hydraulic system to the caliper. This caliper in turn pushes the brake pad onto the car’s brake rotors that are flat discs on the wheels. The pressure and friction thus created work to slow down your car or bring it to a complete halt. Brake pads are crafted out of different materials and since they absorb heat and energy during braking, they take a lot of wear. This is why they need replacing from time to time. When choosing brake pads for your car, you must take into consideration the type of car you have and the conditions under which you typically drive.

Brake pads are made of semi-metallic, organic, or ceramic materials and each have unique benefits and drawbacks to consider.

The rotors are the circular discs that are connected to each wheel (two in the front and two in the back). Rotors are designed to turn motion (kinetic energy) into thermal energy (heat).  As the calipers squeeze your brake pads together, the rotors’ large surface area creates friction.  This friction resists the spin of the wheel, which slows it’s rotation and movement of the car.  

When your brake pedal feels soft, spongy or sinks toward the floorboard while driving in Fairfax, VA, it is important to have your vehicle’s braking system inspected as soon as possible. These symptoms are known to impede your stopping distance and brake reaction time which is a danger to you, your precious cargo and the other drivers on the road.

ABS Unlimited understands many drivers research the symptoms their vehicle is having to attempt to diagnose or at least understand the problem before visiting a repair shop, so in this article we will answer the question: “Why Do My Brakes Feel Spongy” 

Brake flushing involves draining all the brake fluid from your vehicle and replacing it with fresh fluid. Over time, the parts in your brake system can degrade and little bits and particles can find their way into your brake fluid. If moisture finds its way into your brake system, rust can develop and break off into the fluid.

 Just like your engine oil gets dirty over time, so does your brake fluid. Just like you wouldn’t skip changing your engine oil, you shouldn’t skip flushing your brake fluid. If your brake fluid is too contaminated, your stopping power will be compromised. Sounds pretty serious, right?

Obviously, having your brake fluid flushed regularly is important, but how often should you have it done? A good rule of thumb is to ask about this service roughly every 30,000 miles. Make sure that this service includes a complete brake fluid flush, rather than just a “brake bleed.” Brake bleeding means the mechanic is letting out just enough fluid to release the air bubbles from your car’s brake lines. A complete brake flush includes removing ALL of your brake fluid and replacing it with brand new, clean brake fluid.

There is no set time to change the brake fluid in your vehicle. The timing varies by type of car, the driving conditions you typically encounter, and the manufacturer’s recommendations. But a good rule of thumb is to check it during regular oil changes, and expect to change it every four to five years. Signs that you should get your brake fluid checked immediately include fluid that has a burnt odor, is not clear or transparent, or is at a lower level than it’s supposed to be.