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Stop and Check Your Brakes

Stop and Check Your Brakes



Brake Safety Awareness Month in August is the perfect time to have your brakes checked to make sure they are in safe working condition before summer ends and the school year starts, says the non-profit Car Care Council.



Brakes are a normal wear item for any car and eventually they're going to need to be replaced. A vehicle's braking system should be checked at least once a year and a thorough inspection should include brake lining wear, brake fluid level, rotor thickness, condition of hoses and brake lines, brake and dash warning lights, as well as taking the car for a test drive to detect other potential brake system problems.



A properly operating brake system helps ensure safe vehicle operation and control under a variety of driving conditions. Motorists can put a stop to any potential brake system problems by recognizing the signs and symptoms that their brake system may need maintenance or repair.



If your car is pulling to the left or right, or if you hear odd noises when you apply the brakes, they should be inspected. Other warning signs include an illuminated brake warning light, brake grabbing, low pedal feel, vibration, hard pedal feel and squealing.



Several factors affect brake wear including driving habits, operating conditions, vehicle type and the quality of the brake lining material. Never put off routine brake inspections or any needed repair, such as letting the brakes get to the "metal-to-metal" point, which can be potentially dangerous and lead to a more costly repair bill.



To help you learn more about auto care and brake repair, visit Car Care Council to view the popular 80-page Car Care Guide.



Source: Car Care Council




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Ben was a pleasure to work with. He went above and beyond to help me with inspecting a vehicle I was interested in purchasing while I was across the country. I highly recommend him. Extremely knowledgeable.
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This place never ceases to amaze me. The depth of their knowledge about all cars combined with professional, efficient and reasonably priced service is a home run. Thanks Wales!
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Great shop!! Ben and his guys are definitely good at what they do!! Honest, trustworthy, forthcoming and won't try and charge you for anything you don't unnecessarily need. They also don't push you to buy from them... For example Ben said to me "I don't care if you get it done here... but please just get it done for your own safety." To sum it up great shop, great guys, great work. But that's just my opinion.
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Ben and his team are great mechanics- honest and reliable.
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Very good shop. It's been around since before I was born. It's a little pricey but they do quality work and it's like their sign says. "For people who want to keep their cars."
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Wonderful mechanics! The level of their knowledge about all cars coupled with professionalism is what make me bring my car here for repairs. I wont go anywhere else!