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Why does my car shake when I apply the brakes?

Why does my car shake when I apply the brakes?

           As you apply the brake pedal does your car start to shake? Over time, brake pads start to gather road debris such as oil, dirt, and other materials. This can be what causes the vibration, especially when you are applying the brake pedal. When the brakes are applied, heat is generated and can cause the rotors to have uneven wear. When the uneven wear occurs on your brake rotors, it causes your vehicle to shake when the brakes are applied. If you have any concerns regarding the brakes on your vehicle, give us a call! 

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Brakes

The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance is something to always keep in mind when it comes to your vehicle. Oil changes, filters, and tire rotations are easy preventative maintenance items. Spark plugs, fluid exchanges, belts and hoses, and wipers are ones that may be forgotten. Staying up on your vehicle's preventative maintenance will help you save money, keep your car safe for the road, and avoid serious damage. Small things like this can keep a peace of mind and help your vehicle stay on the road as long as possible. Call us today and our service advisors will be able to assist you with any questions.    

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Auto Blog

Spring is near; think alignments!

Spring is near; think alignments!

After the winter months it is important to have your alignment checked. As the spring thaw begins the roads will shift which may cause stress on your vehicle's suspension and tires. It is important to keep up on your alignment to keep your suspension and tires in great shape. If an alignment is not in the correct specs, it can cause your tires to wear unevenly. It can also cause damage to the suspension on your vehicle. It is important to keep up on your alignments to prevent this damage from happening. Call us today to schedule your alignment for summer travels

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Alignment

Why are my brakes sticking?

Why are my brakes sticking?

One of the most common causes for your brakes to stick is a stuck brake caliper. Most vehicles use disc brakes which consist of brake pads, rotors, and calipers. If your vehicle pulls to one way as you are driving can be an indication that the brakes are stuck. Believe it or not, it can cause lower fuel economy. Call us today to schedule an appointment to have us inspect your braking system. With the raising gas prices, we want to keep all vehicles fuel economy as friendly as possible. Call us today to schedule an appointment for a brake inspection! 

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Brakes

Why is my car burning oil?

Why is my car burning oil?

Why is my car buring oil?  When you start to think your vehicle is burning oil, don't hesitate to bring your vehicle to our shop. When your vehicle starts to burn oil, it usually is a result in worn out parts. Worn out seals or piston rings can lead to a vehicle burning oil. The vehicle's seals and piston rings work to keep the engine oil out of the combustion chamber. The combustion chamber is the area where fuel and air mix is ignited. It is also possible that your car is burning oil on the outside of your vehicle. This is because your vehicle's engine oil is leaking out and landing on a hot surface. Call us today if you suspect your vehicle is leaking oil to schedule an appointment. Our service team is ready to serve you!   

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Oils