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Category Archives: Brakes

My brake are squealing

When your brakes are squealing it could be due to your brakes being low on material. When your brakes get to a predetermined amount typically 3-4mm then a squealer will let you know that your brakes are getting close to needing to be replaced. We do free brake inspections, anytime.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Why is my brake light on

This light typically comes on when our brake fluid is low. Your brake fluid could be low due to a leak in your braking system or because your brake pads are do to be serviced. The best way to know why your light is on is to make an appointment for a free brake inspection. We will check your brakes and your braking system and let you know why your light is on and what the next steps are. We always perform free brake inspections so you can call and make an appointment at any time.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Why is my car shaking when I brake?

If your car is shaking when you press on the brakes then it could be that your rotors are  then it could be from your brakes. If your brake components get to hot then it can cause damage to your rotors that will cause a vibration when braking. This can be fixed by having your brake rotors replaced.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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When I Stop My Brakes Squeak

Your brakes may be squeaking due to the material they are made of, or because they are due to be changed. The brake pad has a squealer bracket that will make a noise when you apply the brake when it starts to get too thin. We do free brake inspections to make sure you're safe on all your travels. Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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My brakes are squealing

Your brakes are probably squealing due to the fact the are ready to be replaced. Most brake pads have squealer tabs on them. When the brake pads get down to a predetermined thickness they will start to make a noise to warn you that your brake pads are ready to be replaced.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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When I press on the brake it makes a grinding noise and I can't stop

Anytime that your car is making noise when braking it needs to be inspected. If you're not able to stop when braking then you need to have your car towed to have it inspected. We do free brake inspections, just give us a call and we will schedule you an appointment for us to take a look at it, most of the time the same day.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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Why do I need to replace both calipers?

When one of your brake calipers fail it's very common to see the next one fail within a very short period of time. It also affects the equal braking on both of your wheels. We always recommend to replace both calipers if one has failed. It keeps you on the road longer and you also have the benefit of peace of mind knowing your brakes are functioning properly.  Give us a call at 541-791-2886 and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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My brakes are making a noise

If your brakes are making a noise they need to be checked. It could be something as simple as a rock that got stuck in the backing or it could be that you are due for new brakes. Most cars have a "squealer" that will start to make noise when the brake pads are getting close to needing to be changed.  We do free brake inspections, just give us a call we'll schedule you an appointment and make sure you're safe on all your travels. Give us a call and let us take care of you 541-791-2886. Happy Adventures, Heather

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Why are my brakes smoking?

If your brakes are smoking then you most likely have a brake caliper that has seized and it causing drag on that side. If this is happening please pull over immediately. It's not likely but your brakes could catch on fire. Your caliper, rotor and pads will all need to be replaced to get you back on the road again.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures,  Heather

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When should I change my brakes?

When should I change my brakes?

Your car has disc brake pads in the front and in the rear either disc brake pads or brake shoes. For disc brake pads we recommend to change them between 2-3 mm, and if they're shoes then around 2mm. Your disc brake pads start around 10mm and brake shoes start at 5-6mm. Your brake pads will wear much quicker than the brake shoes.  GIve us a call and we will do a free brake inspection for you.  Happy Adventures, Heather 

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