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  • Why do I need to replace both calipers?

    Posted on 02, July, 2019

    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

    Tagged: travel , day trip , service , Gas , Diesel
  • My brakes are making a noise

    Posted on 06, June, 2019

    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

    Tagged: travel , day trip , service , Gas , Diesel
  • Why are my brakes smoking?

    Posted on 13, May, 2019

    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

    Tagged: travel , day trip , service , Gas , Diesel
  • When should I change my brakes?

    Posted on 10, April, 2019

    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 

    Tagged: travel , day trip , service , Gas , Diesel
  • Why does my Ford F-150 shake when I brake?

    Posted on 02, April, 2019

    Shaking while braking usually means that you have an issue with your rotors. It's not necessary what is going on with it, but that is the typical answer to the problem. Overtime your brake pads can transfer material to the brake rotor and when this happens it can cause high and low spots on your brake rotor which in turn is where the shaking comes from when braking. It could also be that your rotors are warped - that the could have gotten overly hot at some point and the metal is no longer "true".

    Give us a call 541-791-2886 or request an appointment online at jhautomotiveinc.com/appointments

    Happy Adventures,
    Heather

    Tagged: travel , day trip , service , Gas , Diesel
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