WARNING: Brake Problems Ahead!

Are your brakes screeching, grinding, squalling, rubbing, vibrating, pulsating or pressing all the way to the floor?  These are all evident warning signs to be proactive with before you experience a true emergency! Brake pads and shoes may need inspection and replacement if they are screeching, grinding, squalling or rubbing when activated.   Rotor wear and warping are indicators associated with a vibration and pulsation in the pedal or steering wheel.  Additionally, you may notice … Read More

How to Know When to Get an Oil Change

There are a lot of variables that impact when to change your oil. Most shops recommend changing it every 3,000 miles, but new cars in optimal driving conditions can sometimes go as far as 5,000 miles, whereas older cars, cars that often tow heavy loads, or cars that often drive in extreme cold/heat might need to replace their oil as often as every 1,000 miles. Drivers also need to consider which kind of oil they … Read More

Anatomy of a Tire

Most people think of tires as simple technologies—some rubber poured into a mold. And to be honest, tires do seem pretty simple when compared to the jumble of metal under your hood. Tires suffer from under-appreciation because most of their technology is always hidden from view, buried under a thick layer of vulcanized rubber. To get an idea of the anatomy of a tire, the average car tire is built from over 200 materials converted … Read More