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5 Signs That Indicate You Need New Brake Pads

Brakes are one of many vehicle components that are vital to your safety on the road. Your brakes help you slow and stop when needed, and compromised brakes can put your safety at risk. As soon as you notice something off about your brakes, it is important to have your vehicle inspected at our shop to determine what the cause may be. Repairing the issue early on will save you money and will also help protect you and your family while driving.  Brake pads are an important part of the brake system and essential help produce the friction that allows your vehicle to slow down and stop. However, brake pads do not last forever. Over time, they begin to wear down and will need to be replaced. Here are 5 telling signs that your brake pads are due for a replacement:  If you hear a squealing noise while baking. This is a key indicator that the brake pads are worn down and that metal to metal contact is happening.    If you hear a clicking noise, this is a sign that your br ... read more

Spring Vehicle Maintenance

Spring is a great time to take control of your vehicle’s maintenance. Driving in the winter weather can take a toll on our vehicles, causing wear and tear that can affect overall performance and fuel efficiency. Before your spring and summer road trip plans, be sure to come by our shop for a spring vehicle inspection. Here are the top spring maintenance items to keep your vehicle running smoothly into the summer! Read your vehicle’s owner’s manual and see if any recommended services are due Make sure you are current with your vehicle’s oil and filter change Have coolant levels, condition, and concentration checked Inspect belts & hoses for any wear and tear Test air conditioning and verify if it is working properly Check your tires - look at the overall condition, tread, and check tire pressure  Look at all lights, interior and exterior, to make sure they work properly including headlights, tail lights, and brake lights Change your windshield wi ... read more

Is Your Car Making Strange Noises?

If your car starts making strange noises while driving, this is usually a sign of an issue within your vehicle. The source can vary depending on the sound and when you hear it. If you do hear a strange noise, don’t ignore it! The best thing to do is to note down the noise, including exactly what you hear and when it happens. If it persists over a few days, you should bring your vehicle into your local mechanic for an inspection.  The problem causing the noise can vary depending on where the noise is coming from and when it happens. Some common strange noises and their sources include: Squealing, screeching, or grinding while braking Sputtering or rattling exhaust noises from underneath the car Chirping or squealing noise from under the hood Humming, growling or roaring noise while accelerating or driving at faster speeds As soon as you notice a strange noise, be sure to note down where it seemed to be coming from and when it happened. Understanding when the noise occurs ... read more

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