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Why does my car squeak when I turn?

Why does my car squeak when I turn?

  A squeaking sound coming from any vehicle can be quite alarming. The squeaking can be caused by several things such as the vehicle's belts, power steering, suspension, wheel bearings or even the brakes.  Brake Issues: When brake components are nearing the end of their lifespan or are misaligned can produce a squeaking noise. When turning the brake pads or rotors be interacting differently with the wheels which may cause a squeaking noise.  Tire Issues: Uneven wear, low tire pressure, or tires that are old can cause a squeak when the tires interact with the roads during turns.  Suspension Components: Worn or out improperly lubricated suspension components like control arms, ball joints or bushing can create a squeaking sound when they move when the vehicle is turning. When the vehicle is turning the car's weight shifts and causes stress and friction on the suspension components.  ... read more

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Why do I have to replace the brake fluid?

Why do I have to replace the brake fluid?

  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. 

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Brakes for Breast Donation

Brakes for Breast Donation

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

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Let's get our vehicle ready for the cold weather!

Let's get our vehicle ready for the cold weather!

                                                              It's starting to get cooler which means it's time to start thinking about winter! There is few things to have checked over to make sure your vehicle is ready to take the cold weather. It is always important to make sure your engine oil is in tip top shape as that is the life of the engine. Tire pressure and tread depth is always important as that is the only contact your vehicle has with the road. Always make sure exterior lights and signals are in working order. Lastly, the coolant and brake fluid levels should be checked. Give us a call today to schedule your vehicle's fall check up

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Brakes for Breast returns for another year!

Brakes for Breast returns for another year!

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

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