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Ignoring Noises Can Be Bad

Ignoring Noises Can Be Bad

You're driving down the road and you hear a squealing noise from your car.  You apply the brakes and it goes away or changes pitch.  This is a great time to come in for a brake inspection. As pictured above, this is an issue of hearing squealing noise and trying very hard to ignore it.  However, as always, the worn out parts win the challenge.  In this case, the brake pads wore completely out and cut the braking part of the rotor from the part of it that bolts to the wheel.  Not only did this add a lot of expense to the repair, but it was very dangerous. So, when you car is talking to you, stop and take note.  Then bring it into your repair shop and let them take a look at it.  If it is something you can ignore, great!  If it is something that needs attention, be safe, and get it repaired to save yourself time (from sitting on the road waiting for a tow truck) and money (from having to replace more parts). Drive Safe!&n ... read more

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Don't Let Your Car Get Out of Shape

Don't Let Your Car Get Out of Shape

So, you and your car have been sitting around the house for weeks now not doing much of anything.  Just like you, if your car sits too long, it will get out of shape.  The battery gets weak, the brakes get rusty, and the tires will tend to lose air pressure.  If it goes on too long, you could be spending some of your stimulus money on avoidable repairs. How do you avoid having these things happen you ask?  Simple, go for a 15 to 20 minute ride a couple of times a week.  Just like you, when your car exercises, it feels better and stays in much better shape.  The other thing to do, while you are out for a ride, is stop by your local repair shop and have them check the air in the tires.  To keep you safe, give us a call when you pull up and we will fill your tires up for free while you stay in your car. It's that simple!   Here is a link to another article from the Car Care Council also addressing this issue ... read more

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