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How Often Should I Have My Brake Pads Replaced?

How Often Should I Have My Brake Pads Replaced?

There isn't necessarily a set amount of time or mileage at which the replacement of your brakes should happen, but there are factors that affect how long the pads will last. The type of vehicle, driving habits, and the quality of the brake pads. When you notice one of these problems with the brake pads, it's time to replace the brake pads. Grinding Noise If you hear a grinding noise, your brake pads have worn down completely. You need to replace them immediately because driving on worn-down brake pads risks damaging the rotors, which can be more expensive to replace than the brake pads themselves. It's also dangerous to drive with underperforming brakes. The Car Vibrates When Applying the Brakes If your car is vibrating when applying the brakes, it indicates that the brake pad lining is worn out and needs replacement. The reason for this sensation is warped rotors. Warped rotors occur when the brake pads are not replaced on time, causing them to wear unevenly, putting ... read more

How to Improve Your Fuel Mileage

How to Improve Your Fuel Mileage

The increase in gas prices has recently put a burden on many of our wallets. It has some of us thinking if there's a better way to improve our vehicles' gas mileage. In fact, there are little changes you can make to your driving habits that can positively improve your fuel economy over time. Here are some tips and tricks to help you save money on gas!   Tip #1: Brake and Accelerate Gradually As you can guess, the quicker we accelerate, the more fuel gets burned at once. Furthermore, constantly pressing on the brake pedal will also waste more energy. We highly advise you to avoid harsh acceleration and braking whenever possible and take things easy.    Tip #2: Remove Heavy Items Some cars are just not meant to be hauling heavy items. Hefty items can waste your gas, add drag to your engine, and wear down your brakes quicker. Do yourself a favor and remove any heavy equipment and tools from your car to get the most out of your ... read more

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