Hitting The Brakes In Gig Harbor

Hello Gig Harbor, let’s talk about brakes. Braking, as all Washington auto owners know, is slowing or stopping your vehicle. As you can imagine, brakes are engineered to work well on a particular vehicle application. For example, you would expect more powerful brakes on a heavy-duty pickup that routinely hauls big loads and pulls trailers, than you would on a compact car. And a Corvette that can go over 180 miles per hour would have much different braking needs than the family mini-van you drive around between Gig Harbor, Gig Harbor and...

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Hitting The Brakes In Gig Harbor

Safety should always be a key element of your car care. So even if you don’t care about how your car looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself — and other Gig Harbor auto owners — on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes. Brakes need a regular inspection. There are essential parts that wear out or wear down, and it’s best to replace them before you have issues. Of course, if you are having trouble with your brakes, NOW is the time to fix them. If your brake warning light is on, that’s a...

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Put On The Brakes: Brake Service At Mackert Automotive LLC

When it comes to preventive maintenance and car care, most Gig Harbor drivers know how vital it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order. The pads and shoes are known as the friction materials in the brake system. They push together, providing friction, which stops the vehicle. It’s no wonder they have to be checked regularly for wear, and that brake pads and shoes need to be replaced periodically. Brake...

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Brake Service

Brakes really aren’t optional equipment. And taking care of them isn’t optional either. A regular brake inspection is on every car’s maintenance schedule. An inspection will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems. Of course, if you’re having trouble with your brakes, get your car into a Gig Harbor or Port Orchard service center right away. And watch out for these problems: Low or spongy brake pedal Hard brake pedal A brake warning light that stays on Constantly squealing or grinding...

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Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you’ve ever had your brakes go out while you’re driving around the area, you’ll know how terrifying it can be. Today we’ll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem, and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first indication that something’s wrong with the brakes is an unusual sound. It could be a squeal, chatter or grinding sound. Some brake pads have a little piece of metal embedded in them that will make a squeal or chirping sound when the brake pads...

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Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

Richard Petty once stated, “You’ve gotta have good brakes. If you’ve got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.” That’s why a regular brake inspection is on every car’s maintenance schedule. An inspection at Mackert Automotive will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems. Of course, if you’re having trouble with your brakes, get your car intoright away. Here are some symptoms to watch for: Low or spongy brake pedal Hard brake pedal A brake warning light that stays on Constantly...

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