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What is The Difference Between Brake Pads and Brake Shoes?

What is The Difference Between Brake Pads and Brake Shoes?

Brakes: Pads vs. Shoes Both are designed to slow or stop your vehicle. Brakes are one of the many important systems that are for you and your car's safety allowing you to slow or stop your vehicle when necessary. Brake Pads Brake pads are flat and made from synthetic materials that prevent them from wearing down too fast, due to the friction and heat that's needed to stop your vehicle. They have different grading and padding too. The very first break pad was made from camelhair and applied to wagons. Brake pads are applied to the rotor set up with the calipers (which supply force to the pads to stop the vehicle). Break pads squeeze the rotor to stop. Most cars and trucks are equipped with them and are a safer variation from the older models and styles of brake shoes. There are available upgrades that help dissipate heat quicker and help prevent brake fade. (when the brakes get too hot, crystallizing them and preventing stopping.) at your local auto part store or on-li ... read more

What Is a Car Safety and Emissions Inspection?

What Is a Car Safety and Emissions Inspection?

Owning a vehicle means regular maintenance, and one inspection that everybody has to go through occasionally is a car safety and emissions inspection. However, maybe you're a new car owner and have never gone through such an inspection. What should you expect? Do you need to prepare for this inspection in any way? And lastly, what even is this inspection? Breakdown To put it simply, a qualified professional will examine and test your vehicle during such an inspection to make sure that your vehicle isn't emitting a large number of toxins or anything into the atmosphere. The requirements for your car are set by the government and ensures that cars aren't emitting more pollution than is the legally-allowed amount. The safety part of the inspection is a little more self-explanatory. Basically, your car will be inspected to make sure it's safe to drive. They'll check your engine, your undercarriage, and the rest of it to make sure there are no gl ... read more

How Often to Replace Your Cabin Air Filter

How Often to Replace Your Cabin Air Filter

When the heat or air conditioning is on, a moldy smell in your car is an indicator of a dirty cabin air filter. Like other parts, the cabin air filter is crucial, yet it seldom crosses in many drivers' minds. But, what is the work of a car's cabin air filter? Your vehicle's cabin air filter cleans the air that enters the car via the heating and air conditioning system. It holds pollen, dust, and other pollutants from the air to ensure clean airflow for all passengers' safety. Apart from improving every passenger's health, the cabin air filter will save you the cost of frequent car maintenance. Contaminated air will hinder continuous airflow and force your car's ventilation system to work more than usual. It will also reduce the air conditioner's efficiency. If not changed, a dirty cabin air filter will damage your air conditioning altogether. How often should you replace your cabin air filter? Having your car's cabin air filter rep ... read more

Key Benefits to A Fuel Induction Service

Key Benefits to A Fuel Induction Service

Just starting your car is a major combustion process that strains the engine. Over your vehicle's life, air and fuel deposits can build up on engine components such as the piston crowns, injection novels, and the combustion chambers. Build-up can choke the air induction system causing the engine to work harder to perform. In severe cases, gas mileage will be impacted, breaking your wallet at the gas station. A fuel induction service may be the best option to remove carbon deposits ensuring proper air and fuel flow.  What are the signs that you need a fuel induction service?  There's a noticeable loss of engine power. The drive is more rough than usual.  Shaking will your vehicle is idling.  The check engine light comes on.  Your vehicle fails the emission test.   Before a fuel induction service, we will inspect your vehicle to perform an induction service compatible with your vehicle's needs. The multi-point inspection will include c ... read more

4 Signs it’s Time for a Brake Flush

4 Signs it’s Time for a Brake Flush

There are several types of fluids your car needs to perform its best. While most drivers remember their engine oil and coolant, the brake fluid is often overlooked. Brake fluid is essential for safe braking. The brake fluid is a hydraulic fluid; this means that any pressure your foot puts on the brake pedal also transfers to the brake pads and wheels. No vehicle component can last forever without proper maintenance. Over time, the brake fluid can break down. In some cases, the lines that carry the fluid can also become worn and damaged. Your vehicle’s owner’s manual will have recommendations from the manufacturers on a set time frame brake fluid should be changed. However, your driving habits can play a significant factor in how often you should have your brakes serviced. Below are four common signs it’s time to have your brake fluid changed.  A Burning Smell A noticeable burning smell can indicate that the brakes are overheating. If you recen ... read more