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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Brake Replacement: What is the Culprit?

Brake Replacement: What is the Culprit?

What is the Culprit that leads to Brake Replacement? Most drivers are aware that brakes don't last forever. Vehicle owners know that eventually some form of brake repair will be required, and possibly a complete brake replacement. Because the most common type of brakes currently used are disc, this article will focus on them as opposed to drum brakes, even though some are still in use on the rear tires in some cars. How Do Disc Brakes Work? Disc brakes are a fairly simple concept. They have a disc, a caliper, and a pad. When you press the brake pedal, fluid pushes the caliper to the pad which then pushes to the disc, creating the friction that causes the wheel to come to a stop. Common Issues Leading to Brake Repair One of the most common causes leading to brake repair is insufficient brake fluid that leads to the calipe ... read more

Symptoms of a Needed Radiator Repair!

Symptoms of a Needed Radiator Repair!

The car radiator is one of the most important components of your vehicle. It's part of the cooling system, which means that death to your motor may come if it isn't functioning properly. A faulty radiator can cause your vehicle to blow a head gasket if you do not take care to remedy the symptoms of a needed radiator replacement or repair. 5 Symptoms of a needed Radiator Repair:1. Odd Temperature Gauge Activity Odd temperature gauge activity will be one of the first signs of a small problem if you're lucky. You should start investigating for radiator issues if your gauge fluctuates or goes up and then goes back down while you are driving. The problem will worsen if you do not handle it early. 2. Straightforward Overheating Overheating is a huge sign that some ... read more

Follow the Auto Service Schedule!

Follow the Auto Service Schedule!

Have you ever bought a new or used car and have never read the manual or instructions that come with your car? Do you just drive around not thinking about the maintenance and love and care your car might need in the near future? Your car's success is linked to looking at its blueprint for success! This blueprint is its owner's manual and schedule for recommended automotive service intervals. Everyone needs some TLC and your car is no different! What are some things that might needauto repair services? The list includes several items, including things likes your brakes, tires, drive belts and hoses, air filters. Even other external components should be included, like your windshield wipers and signal lights. If you never visit your auto shop, you will probably never really know what kind of auto repair services your vehi ... read more

Brake Repair: A Necessary Part of Auto Service!

Brake Repair: A Necessary Part of Auto Service!

There are many people out there who take their braking system in their vehicles for granted. They think that their brakes are going to work all the time as they are supposed to. However, this is often not the case. Without routine auto service for all the systems of your vehicle, brake repair can often be neglected. The easiest way to figure out if a brake system needs to be serviced is to check the stopping capacity. If it takes longer than usual for the vehicle to come to a stop, chances are there's a problem in the braking system. Also, if brakes are squeaking or grinding when they are being applied at any speed, that is another sign that the braking system needs to be checked. It is important for a cars anti-lock braking system to work correctly in order for the vehicle to be as safe as possible. This is why a g ... read more

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