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Friction: The Key to Braking

As a car owner you know how important it is to maintain your cars braking system in order to ensure the safety of your family. You know that one component of the braking system is the brake pads, but how do brake pads work? Below is an explanation of how brake pads work and when to replace them:

  • Brake Pads- Brake pads work by turning kinetic energy into thermal energy by utilizing friction.
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What are the Symptoms of a Bad Suspension?

A bad suspension can cause many problems. You could lose control of your vehicle. Your tires could wear out early. Your brakes could wear out early. A knowledgeable driver will identify suspension problems early.

One of the principal symptoms is a pull in the steering to either side while driving. A bad suspension will cause you to feel the bumps in the road more acutely. 

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Why Won’t my Vehicle Shift into Four-Wheel Drive?

You’re all set to get out and do some off-roading, but you notice oil is dripping from the bottom of your vehicle. You test out the four-wheel-drive gear transfer, and hear grinding. Chances are it’s a seal leak inside the transfer case.

The transfer case houses your vehicle’s gear components that enable you to shift from two-wheel to four-wheel drive. It consists of a chain that moves around the gears allowing them to engage when changing the vehicle’s traction from front to rear wheel. It needs lubrication to keep it in top shape.

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When to Get a New Timing Belt

Every car needs a timing belt to run properly. Your vehicle's engine depends on it, but there are some other parts of your car that also rely on a good timing belt, including your air conditioning. When a timing belt starts to get older, it may break or wear, causing issues for your horsepower and gas mileage. 

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Checking Your Tread Depth and Why It Matters

Your tire tread is what determines how strong your tire grips the road. The tire needs a firm grip especially when the road ahead is wet. The groove on the tire helps some of the wetness off, so the vehicle grip on the road becomes manageable. Bald tires may not be able to efficiently function especially on wet roads as the tire lacks the grip. Tires gradually wear out, and when the trends become less efficient, you may be at risk of losing control of your vehicle and increasing the possibility of a collision.

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Why Car Fluid Maintenance is So Important

Vehicles of all types are valuable investments that must be protected, and monitoring all system fluid levels is vital to ensuring proper operational condition. While many car owners understand how the fluids work together, many other owners are not always as aware of the need for inspection and potential changing of fluids. Here is a list of vehicle fluids:
  • Oil
  • Transmission
  • Coolant
  • Brake Fluid
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Wiper Fluid
Oil is no doubt the most important fluid in the engine. Mileage intervals differ, but the age of the oil can matter too...
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