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April is National Car Care Month!

April is National Car Care Month!

April : National Car Care Month April is national Car Care month! This month we are going to discuss all the general maintenance your vehicle needs in order to maintain your safety and the dependability of your vehicle! We will also dive in and discuss gas mileage savers, so you are ensuring you are getting the most out of your fuel tank when you fill up for gas. With the rising gas prices, we can only be so frugal with how and when we put the miles on our vehicles. April is also a big travel month with the weather being so nice, so make sure we can get this checklist done for you so you are free to roam about the state and country!    When you think about keeping up with the maintenance on your vehicle, do you know what benefits that all entails? When our service team informs you that your vehicle is due for maintenance items by the number of miles you have accumulated, are you aware of why we recommend those?    If you have answered no to ... read more

What is the Brakes for Breasts Program

What is the Brakes for Breasts Program

What is the Brakes for Breasts Program?     For the month of October, until the 31st, we are offering our Brakes for Breasts promotion. That means free Brake Pad or Shoes all October long. We donate 10% of the proceeds will benefit the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund. This is not only to our shop but shops across the country are participating in this to raise over $100,000 in proceeds! We want to defeat our goal from last year which was $680.00. This all happens around Breast Cancer Awareness Month which is also in October.  This is a wonderful cause we are happy to support but some may be completely clueless when it comes to anything Brakes related, other than that they make the car stop. Let's be honest, when they tell me I need new Brakes, I am sent a detailed inspection report, and shown all the pictures to see that diagnosi ... read more

Resurfacing Brake Rotors

Resurfacing Brake Rotors

Resurfacing Brake RotorsToday, we are going to talk about resurfacing brake rotors using an On-Car Brake Lathe. The purpose is to eliminate the shaking, squealing, or pulsation you may hear or feel when you are using the brakes on your vehicle. As brake pads wear, they can cause grooves on the rotors. When replacing the brake pads, it is necessary to machine your rotor back smooth, that is, if it is the correct width. If it is not, it would require replacement in order to maintain full braking performance. In these two photos you can see the before and after results of resurfacing the brake rotors. You can clearly see the rust on the rotor surface, usually caused by corrosive contaminants. When we use the brake lathe, we are machining down all these contaminants and imperfections. Using this machine ensures that your wheels are being moved exactly as they would when on the road, therefore,  ... read more

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