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/01Why are my Brakes Squeaking?

There are a number of reasons brakes squeak, some may not be an indicator of trouble. When brakes wear down between 1/4th to 1/8th of an inch, a small metal rod called a “wear indicator,” becomes exposed. It’s purpose is to create a squealing noise to alert you that the brake pads need to be changed.

/02How Often Should I Change my Oil?

This can vary depending on the type of oil you put into your vehicle and vehicle manufacturer, however, most standard oil and filters require you to change the oil & filter every 3,000 miles or three months. Most synthetic oil and filters require every 6,000 miles.

/03How Often Should I Change my Coolant?

Coolant should be changed every two years or 24,000 miles on vehicles with standard antifreeze. For extended life coolants, it requires less frequent changes and can be extended up to 8 years. Ask one of our service advisors for more information.

/04The Tread on my Tires is Lower in Some Places

Uneven wear on your tires can indicate one or more issues including wheel alignment, improper balance, improper tire pressure or bent wheel. You should have your tires checked as soon as you notice the problem to prevent further damage.

/05What is Preventative Maintenance?

Preventative Maintenance is the regular maintenance of your vehicle. It’s a critical component in keeping your vehicle safe, reliable, running efficiently and increases the overall longevity. Vehicle manufacturer’s test the various parts and offer a recommended service interval schedule.

/06How often should my hoses be checked?

Hoses should be checked at every oil change for hardening or softening. If the hose is hard or spongy, the hose should be replaced. Other signs that the hose needs to be replaced are cracks, damage and blistering.

/07What Does ASE Certified Mean?

ASE is short for Automotive Service Excellence. Every ASE certified technician must have 2 years on the job training or 1 year in the job training and a 2 year degree in automotive repair in addition to passing the certification exam.