Keeping the braking system on your vehicle up to date on preventative maintenance is very important. Without any brakes our vehicles will fail to stop. It is important to monitor the brake life of the pads and rotors. Something to keep in mind is also the brake fluid. It is recommended to change out the brake fluid every 30,000 miles or 3 years. It is important to keep the brake fluid up to date. Over time the fluid becomes contaminated with debris buildup. If you apply the brake pedal and it is spongy, that usually is an indicator that the brake fluid is near the end of its life. Schedule an appointment today and we will check your brakes and brake fluid to keep you safe on the road.
We completed another year of Brakes for Breasts! We are so grateful for our wonderful customers to help make this possible every year. We would like to give a big shout out to Napa Auto Parts and Advance Auto Parts for partnering up with us for the brake pads. We are proud to be able to make this donation to Brakes for Breasts to help Dr. Tuohy and his team continue their research. Than ... read more
Brakes for Breasts is right around the corner! Starting October 3rd, we partner up with the Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Tuohy to help raise money for studies to prevent breast cancer. During the month of October purchase brake rotors and receive free brake pads. But wait; there's more! We will donate 10% of the brake labor on your behalf! Brakes for Breasts is an organization that works with Independent Auto Repair shops throughout the nation during the month of October. During the month of October, participating Repair Shops provide customers with free brake pads and the customer simply pays for labor and any other parts that may be needed. 10% of the brake service is then donated from participating shops to the Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund. 183 independent Auto Repair shops across 35 states and 2 countries in 2020 raised $250,102.79! Brakes for Breasts has raised a total of $1,192,034.62 since 2011! Dr. Vincent Tuohy, and his team, at the Cleveland Clinic ha ... read more
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!
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!