March 15, 2018

Brake Repair is Needed if there is an Issue

  When you drive, you will have to have brake repair done. When the vehicle starts to have issues, you will to schedule an appointment. Brake repair is one of the most important things you can do for your vehicle. Over time the brakes will wear down and will need to be repaired or replaced. If you are not sure how often to bring the vehicle in for brake repair, make sure to contact us. We can inspect the brakes thoroughly to ensure that they are in the best condition they can be at. How the Pedal reacts One sign of poor brakes is how the pedal reacts. The brake pedal might be too soft or too hard when you apply it. You may also notice that the vehicle takes longer to slow down and stop completely. Brake repair will help with ensuring the brakes are in the best condition. This way you will not need to worry about how they will handle. Brake Repair when you Hear Noises If there were a screeching or grinding noise, then the brakes would benefit from an inspection. The screeching noise can be caused by metal on metal friction. As a part begins to wear down, it will result in the metal causing friction with part of the brake system. If you hear a noise, take note of when it happened.When it is common, make sure to schedule an appointment with us so we can check it. If you ignore an odd noise, it can cause further damage and issues with your vehicle.   You can also be aware of any puddles under your vehicle. Brake fluid that leaks will need to be inspected right away. Without brake fluid, your brakes will fail. A complete brake repair will then be needed. No matter what issue you notice with the vehicle or brakes, make sure to contact us. Fixing a problem when you notice it helps save time in the future.
March 2, 2018

Clearing off the Windshield and Vehicle before you Drive

  In the winter you will want to make sure that your vehicle is cleared off completely before you drive. The best way to do this, and the most effective way is to first start your vehicle. Turn on the defrost for your vehicle, front and rear windshield, and turn the heat on high. If you notice an issue with the defroster or heater of your vehicle, make sure to schedule an appointment and bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it for you. Use a brush to wipe off all the snow from the car, making sure the front grill is clear. You will want to make sure the snow and any ice chunks are removed from the hood and roof of your vehicle. When you drive, the snow can blow onto the windshield and cause poor visibility or freeze on the windshield. It could also blow and impair the visibility of other drivers on the road as well. As the engine warms the car from the inside, get scraping from the outside. Don’t wipe windows with your hands – your mitts will leave greasy smudges. Scrape not only just an area you can see from, but the entire windshield and side windows on the vehicle. You will also want to check the side mirrors to ensure they are free from ice and snow. You will need to use them to check for vehicles beside or behind you. As you clear off the windshield, remember to never use boiling water on glass. The rapid expansion and contraction of the ice can cause the screen to crack. Instead, keep the defroster running, and scrape the ice, snow, or frost off with a scraper. It’s worth waiting an extra few minutes to make sure your car is safe to drive before you head out in the icy weather.