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Monthly Archives: March 2021

What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

Brake rotors are an important part of your vehicle; they spin with and stop the wheels when the brake pads fasten down on them. There is a lot of heat that the brake rotors withstand in the process of braking; the need to dissolve the heat in a quick manner is there so the brake pads can be pressed down again. The surface of the brake rotors can become uneven over time all due to the mass amount of heat… this is also known as warping. When your brake rotors warp it can cause the brakes on your vehicle to become jittery and they will be less effective. When you think of brake warping you should know it means there is an uneven surface that is caused by heat. There are several ways in which your brake rotors can be warped; they include: Your brake rotors can become glazed with material that comes from your brake pads. This can happen when the brake pads get extremely hot which can cause the pad material to rub off onto the brake rotors. This will cause the surface of your brake ... read more

Five Ways To Get Your Family Vehicle Ready For Spring Break

Five Ways To Get Your Family Vehicle Ready For Spring Break

It’s March, which means it’s the first point in the new year that people start planning road trips. With COVID-19 vaccinations underway, we may see heavy road congestions this year during Spring Break. What about your family? Do you have plans for a week-long getaway? If you’re planning on taking a trip this Spring Break, it’s essential to know the five ways to get the family vehicle ready for a Spring Break excursion: Check your brakes. Brakes are number one for a reason. Spring weather can mean slick roads and ice. Check how often your car’s manufacturer says to replace the pads, and if there’s any indication that you need to replace them already (squealing, shaking, or the car pulling left or right), schedule maintenance with your mechanic. Check out the suspension. Your suspension is essential, not just to your family’s comfort, but to stay on the road. Heed the signs of a suspension breakdown. ... read more

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