Brake Repair Maple Grove MN

February 6, 2014

Benefits of Regular Maintenances

Going to regularly scheduled maintenances can help keep your vehicle lasting as long as it should. It can also help to save you money from costly repair bills from worn or damaged parts. We can inspect it to help provide a safe and reliable ride for you. If parts have been damaged, we can replace them so you can have a pleasant driving experience again. Regular maintenances can increase the efficiency of your vehicle. There can also be other benefits of having maintenances done. You can have vehicle that is more efficient, as well as a reliable one. Between visits, make sure to bring your vehicle in if you notice an issue. Any strange noise or sound could indicate a problem. We can inspect the vehicle to help provide you with a safe and reliable ride. Maintenances can save you money on Fuel Having several maintenance tasks done can help to increase the fuel economy and efficiency of your vehicle. Make sure to have the tires checked on a regular basis. Tires that are not properly inflated can lead to poor fuel efficiency. In the winter, every ten-degree decrease in temperature can lead to a pound of air pressure being lost in the tires. Tires that are not inflated to the correct amount can also lead to a blowout. If you are unsure how much air should be in the tires, the recommended amount is in the vehicle owner’s manual. Make sure the tires are filled to this amount to ensure the longevity of the tires. The tires should also be inspected to make sure they are aligned, balanced, and rotated as needed. The air filter should also be inspected on the vehicle. If it is clogged, it can negatively affect the fuel efficiency as much as twenty percent. Having the vehicle maintained can increase the reliability  Regular maintenances are important for the reliability of the vehicle. We can inspect it to make sure that the parts have not been worn or damaged. If they are repairable, we can fix them in a timely manner. This can help to make your vehicle more reliable in the long run. Maintenances performed on a schedule can help to diagnose any issues your vehicle may have. Make sure to bring your vehicle in, and we can inspect it thoroughly. That way any issues can be fixed before they turn into a larger problem and costly repair bill. Regular Scheduled Maintenances are important Having maintenances done regularly can help improve the life of the vehicle. We can inspect the tires to ensure they are properly inflated and are in good condition. The recommended tire pressure can be found in the vehicle owner’s manual. This can help keep the tires lasting as long as they should. Tires that are not properly inflated can lead to blowouts, damage, and replacement. The brakes can be inspected so the will be as effective as possible when you apply the brake pedal. If you notice anything out of the norm between scheduled visits, bring your vehicle in as soon as possible.
January 27, 2014

How to tell if New Brakes are needed for your Vehicle

The brakes are one of the most important parts of your vehicle. It is essential to have them maintained on a regular schedule so they are in the best condition possible. Between visits, you may notice an issue with them. If this is the case, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as possible so we can inspect it. There may be some signs that you notice if the brakes need to be repaired or replaced. Issues with the Brake Pedal One way to notice if the brakes are beginning to wear is based on the brake pedal. If the brake pedal practically hits the floor before slowing down, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as you can. It could mean that the brake pads have worn out and may need replacing. If you notice any noises such as grinding or squeaking, it could also indicate an issue with the brakes. The hydraulic system could also be failing. If you notice anything unusual, bring your vehicle in as soon as you can. Another issue you might notice is if the brakes stop hard when you apply the brake pedal lightly. If this happens, it could mean that the rotors have worn unevenly or that there is an issue with the brake fluid. Either way, it is recommended to have your vehicle inspected to ensure the safety of it. A Pulsating Brake Pedal may be a sign that there is an issue When the brake pedal is applied, you may notice it pulsating if there is an issue. It could mean that the rotors are warped. The brake pads may be compressing against it at an uneven level. The brake rotors can warp when they are under extreme prolonged stress. This could include driving down steep roads or making frequent stops. The added friction can generate heat that will then change the shape of the metal rotor. Bring the vehicle in at the first sign of this and we can let you know if parts of the brake system should be repaired or replaced. Noticing if the Vehicle pulls in one Directions If the vehicle starts to pull in one direction or the other when you apply the brakes, there could be an issue. It could mean the brake pads or brake hose might have an issue with it. A pulling vehicle could also mean there is an issue with the tires. This could include poorly inflated tires, poor alignment of the tires, or an issue with the suspension. Since there are several options for why the vehicle might pull in one direction, it is recommended to bring it in so we can inspect it for you. We can also help to advise you on how the problem can be resolved. Noises that you might hear while driving Hearing any noises from the brakes when they are applied is an indication that there is an issue with them. A high-pitched squealing noise could mean you are hearing a metal on metal sound. This could mean that the brake pads have worn through completely and are then making contact with the brake rotors. We can inspect the vehicle so the brake system is the best it can be.
January 20, 2014

The Importance of Regular Maintenances for your vehicle

Since owning a vehicle is a large investment, it is wise to make sure you maintain it. Going to regularly scheduled maintenances can help you have the vehicle last as long as possible. It can assist in extending the road life of the vehicle and tires. Vehicles that are well maintained can also have better fuel efficiency. This can help save you money on repair bills, as well as at the pump. By bringing your vehicle in, we can set up a schedule for when various components and parts will need to be changed or repaired. Some maintenance items need to be done more frequently than others do. Having a well maintained vehicle can help save you time, money, and stress. It can also help provide a more pleasant driving experience. Maintaining the Tires of your Vehicle Another important part of the vehicle to maintain is the tires. The tires should be inspected regularly in the winter to help ensure the adequate amount of air pressure is in them. In the winter, the tires can lose as much as a pound of air pressure for every decrease of ten degrees in temperature. The tires should also be balanced and rotated regularly. This can help to prevent uneven wearing of the tires. It can also help to prevent problems like bald or flat spots. The tires should also be inspected to see when an alignment is needed. This can help prolong the length of the tires, as well as allow better fuel efficiency for your vehicle. The Belts should be inspected When the vehicle is maintained, the belts and hoses should also be looked at. The timing belt should be inspected for any wear or damage it might have. If the timing belt breaks, it could cause severe damage to valves, pistons, or even the engine. The hoses and surrounding components should also be inspected. The hose clamps should be checked to ensure they are not rusted or damaged. Inspect the Brakes of the vehicle Make sure to bring your vehicle in for scheduled maintenances for the brakes. The brake system is one of the most important systems of your vehicle. It allows you to stop safely when traveling. The brake pads and brake rotors will also be inspected to see what condition they are in. If you notice anything out of the norm between visits, make sure to bring your vehicle in as soon as you possible. This way you can help to ensure a safe and reliable vehicle when you drive. Inspect and change the fluids The fluids should also be inspected to ensure they are at the appropriate level they should be at. This also includes the oil. One of the easiest maintenances for your vehicle is to have the oil and oil filter changed. Having the oil changed is crucial for helping the engine and other moving parts operate as efficiently as possible. It can help prevent the build up of debris and contaminants that might pass through and become an issue for the engine.
December 9, 2013

Maintenance inspections are important for your vehicle

The vehicle should be inspected on a regular basis. We can also inspect the vehicle for any issues that it may have. If parts are wearing or have become damaged, they can be repaired or replaced in a timely manor. If you are uncertain of how often the vehicle should be brought in, we can help to set up a schedule for the vehicle. Between visits, if you notice anything out of the norm, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as you can. Check the fluids in the vehicle The antifreeze should be checked on a regular basis. This can help to prevent the engine and radiator from freezing up in the winter. It should be filled to the line indicated by the reservoir. If you are unsure if there is a proper amount of antifreeze for your vehicle, make sure to bring it in as soon as you can. We can inspect the vehicle and also check the antifreeze. We can check the amount, as well as the condition it is in. Also, we can help to recommend which antifreeze will be right for your vehicle. Also make sure to check the oil regularly. Low oil levels can lead to a significant problem for your vehicle. This is because it can do damage to the engine. The oil is the fluid that lubricates the engine and all moving parts to help the vehicle to run effectively and efficiently. The tires should be inspected regularly The vehicle’s tires are the only part that contacts the road’s surface. The quality of the tires is important. It can help with the drivability of vehicles, especially if the condition of the roads starts to get worse. The tread of the tires should be inspected regularly. By having adequate amount of tread, the vehicle can grip the roads better. This can help to prevent sliding or hydroplaning. The tire pressure should also be inspected. You will want to make sure that the tires are inflated to the amount that is specified in the vehicle owner’s manual or by a sticker just inside the driver’s door. Proper inflation can help to provide better fuel efficiency for your vehicle as well. Improve the visibility when you drive Before driving, make sure that the windshield is clean and cleared off. Ice and snow can build-up on the windshield quickly in the winter. By clearing off the windshield, you can help reduce the chance for an accident or issue. The windshield wipers should also be inspected to ensure the condition of them. If there are rips or tears, make sure the wipers are replaced as soon as possible. Wipers in good condition can help to ensure they clean the window effectively. It can also help improve the visibility as you drive. You can also bring in your vehicle in and we can inspect the windshield, wipers, and washer fluid for you. This way you can be aware of everything around you when driving.