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How do my brakes work?

09/16/2021brakes59 Auto Repair
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Your foot pushes on the brake pedal to apply the brakes. The force of your foot is amplified by mechanical leverage and the brake booster. A piston then moves into the cylinder and squeezes the hydraulic fluid out of the end.

Hydraulic fluid runs through the brake lines and hoses to transmit pressure equally to all four brakes. The force creates friction between the brake pads and brake rotors to stop your vehicle. Over time, this causes the brake pad to wear down. When the brake pad is thin, it will cause squeaking. If the brakes are grinding, the rotors may be pitted or rusted. Call us today to schedule an appointment to have your brakes checked!

Why are my brakes grinding?

05/11/202159 Auto Repair
Brakes grinding is an indication that there is something wrong with the braking system. If your vehicle sits for a long time, rust will build on the brake rotors. This will cause them to make noise. If there is enough brake pad material, the technician will clean and adjust the brakes to prevent further noise. Sometimes the technician will resurface the brake rotors to rid them of rust. If the brake rotors are scored or pitted, the brake pads and rotors will need to be replaced. Call today to

What does winterizing a car mean?

01/03/202259 Auto Repair
Each winter, you should have an inspection done on your vehicle to make sure it is ready for the colder weather. So, what does a technician check in the wintertime? The technician will inspect the tires for good tread life as well as proper tire inflation. The battery should be tested for proper cold-cranking amperage as well as reserve capacity. Batteries typically last about 5 years before they will stop holding a charge. The oil should be replaced based on your vehicle’s regular maintenance s

How do I check my power steering fluid?

12/29/202159 Auto Repair
With power steering fluid, there are 2 main ways to check the fluid depending on what kind of vehicle you have. If your vehicle has a clear bottle, there will be a minimum and maximum line. When the vehicle is warm, the fluid should be between these two lines. If it is below the minimum, power steering fluid should be added. If the vehicle has a dipstick for the power steering fluid, this should be used to determine if the fluid is full. When the vehicle is warm and off, you should remove the po

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