Monthly Archives: November 2020

Key Signs It’s Time for A Wheel Alignment

Key Signs It’s Time for A Wheel Alignment

While on your commute, potholes, and speed bumps can be unavoidable. Staying vigilant can limit the amount of damage your vehicle sustains, but no matter how careful you are, there are still road hazards that can wreak havoc. After hitting a curb, you may be tempted to check your tires and the bumper. However, the damage may not always be visible. Driving over potholes and hitting roadblocks can impact the wheel alignment. Misaligned wheels can significantly affect your vehicle's performance, handling, and drivability. Below are a few key signs; it's time for a wheel alignment.  Your vehicle pulls in one direction. A common sign of misaligned wheels is your vehicle pulling in one direction. If you're driving on a smooth, flat road, and your car pulls to the right or left, there may be an alignment issue. Before scheduling an inspection, check the tire pressure of all tires. If correcting the tire pressure doesn't help, it's time for ... read more

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Maintenance

How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

Your vehicle's brake system is an integral part of how your vehicle operates. It is important for safety especially, making sure that you are able to slow down to stop when you need to. While brake issues may not occur for you very often, you should be aware of how often your car's brake pads should be replaced in order to keep safe on the road.  Brake pads are the component within the brake system that gently stops your vehicle's tires from rotating when you press down on the brake pedal. The brakes pads will press against the rotor in order to slow or stop the wheels. Since the brake pads undergo a high amount of heat, usage, and pressure, they tend to wear down over time. When you have worn brake pads, metal to metal contact can occur which can lead to a decrease in brake efficiency and other brake part damage.  Good quality brake pads can last anywhere between 30,000 and 60,000 miles, however other factors such as how often you drive your car and your indivi ... read more

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Brakes