Having a perfectly functional braking system is not only essential for optimum performance but also for your safety as well. By regularly checking your brakes you avoid unnecessary circumstances that will not arise by simply doing routine checkup and following these steps;
- Timely check your brake pads for wear and tear, if your brake pads are anywhere less than a quarter inch you should look for a replacement
- When you hear squealing noise while breaking, that is also because your brake pads are worn out and now the metal pieces are rubbing against the brake rotors.
- If you notice that your vehicle is pulling to one side, this can be an alignment issue but also keep in mind that when your brake calipers are not fully released they result in generating more force on that wheel hence pulling your vehicle to one side.
- One more thing that should not be ignored is if there is a sighting of any liquid which is yellow in color, usually brake system leaks release a yellow colored liquid and this can lead to a complete loss of your braking system.
We all love our cars and we never want to be in a situation where we cannot drive them even after having one. Arguably brakes are one of the most important element in keeping your car on the road, so you should not take any issue related to your vehicle braking system lightly. If you think your car is in need of brake repair take your car to a service center and consult with a professional mechanic. Make sure you get quality replacement parts for peace of mind, longer brake life and maximum performance.
Gary’s Automotive has over 36 years of brake repair experience. We offer competitive service pricing to give our customers great saving on brake repairs. Try out one of our four convenient locations today for your brake repair needs.
Most of us don’t know that a car can heat up to 20 degrees in less than 10 minutes. If it is hot and the temperature is around 40 degrees outside your car can reach twice that temperature when closed & regardless to say such high temperature is harmful for you. What we do not realise is even when we are driving in our air conditioned cars if we do not regularly check them they can be dangerous to our health.
Tips for optimum use of Car Air-conditioning;
Turn on Air conditioning once the car starts moving: because the compressor will run faster when the engine is running fast, you will just be wasting your gas by letting the car cool before you actually go.
Keep the Temperature low: Keeping the car air condition at low temperature dries the air out lesser than on higher temperature and also saves you some fuel. If you set the air conditioning at a high temperature that will reheat the air hence more fuel burnt.
Keep your car filter Clean: airflow is directly affected by a dirty air filter and the airflow you get will not be optimum. Make sure to check the air filters regularly
Regularly go for Car Service: Your car just like your house needs your attention and care and if you know how to service your air conditioning at home that’s well and good and if you don’t than try to take your car in for service every once in a while. Do not wait for a year before you back to the garage only to find out that a small problem has now cost you replacement of the entire cooling system.
Things not to do with your car Air conditioning system:
Fresh air vent should be closed when switching on the Air conditioner, if you don’t that will allow hot air from outside of the car to mix with the cool air and reduce cooling as a result.
Do not operate the air conditioning with low refrigerant gas as that will lead to the premature failure of the car compressor.
If you prefer to service your car at home, make sure you have proper vacuuming for the system before recharging the car air conditioner refrigerant, improper vacuuming will lead to loss of cooling.
Squeaky brakes aren’t very pleasing to the ears and is enough to make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. No matter how old your brake pads are, the irritating sound does not always mean your brakes have given up on you. There are many influences that can cause your brake pads to make these cringe-worthy sounds. Our brake specialists are here to help stop that awful squeaking and get you back to driving a silent, smooth ride.
Unlike common household waste, auto parts and fluids cannot be thrown away in a regular trash can or recycling bin. Things like motor oil, tires and car batteries are considered to be hazardous waste and need to be properly disposed of in a safe environment. We’ve created a guide to help you determine what to do with your old car batteries, motor oil & tires and how to properly dispose of them.