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Why do my brakes squeak?

Why do my brakes squeak?

Why do my brakes squeak?   Brakes are an essential part of any vehicle and ensure a smooth, safe ride. However, over time they can begin to squeak or squeal. This can be annoying and embarrassing, but it's important to understand the cause of this problem so you can fix it accordingly. There are a few reasons why your brakes may start to squeak. One possibility is that your brake pads are getting old and need to be replaced. Another possibility is that your brakes are dirty and need to be cleaned. Lastly, it's possible that you have a loose brake caliper or other components that need to be tightened.   If you're experiencing Brake noise, the first thing you should do is bring your car to a Brake Shop or Auto Repair center so they can take a look and diagnose the problem. From there, they'll be able to tell you what needs to be done to fix it.   At Wayside Garage, our ASE Certified technicians are happy to inspect your brakes! Give u ... read more

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How do I know when I need brakes?

How do I know when I need brakes?

When do I need brakes?     A few signs indicate it might be time for new brakes. If your car is pulling to one side when you brake, or if the brake pedal feels spongy when depressed, these could be signs that your brakes need attention. Another telltale sign is a high-pitched squealing noise from your wheels when you brake. If you notice any of these symptoms, it's a good idea to have your brakes checked by a professional.   Of course, the best way to know for sure if your brakes need replacement is to have them inspected by one of our qualified technicians. We can not only tell you, but show you definitively whether or not your brakes need to be replaced. So if you're unsure, it's always best to err on the side of caution and get them checked out. Better safe than sorry!   Do you have any other questions about when to replace your brakes? Make a Reservation or Call us at ... read more

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Electric Vehicles

Although electric vehicles may appear to be “service free”, they do indeed still need a little tender loving care. An EV doesn’t require services such as tune-ups, oil changes, cooling system flush, or transmission services. However, an EV is not maintenance-free. As per the manufacturer’s recommendations, there are periodic services and inspections are required. If the recommendations are not followed, it is possible that your warranty may be affected. What are these maintenance items you ask? The most self-evident would be tire rotations and wiper blades. Don’t forget the cabin air filter and inspecting for possible rodent issues. Most sound pretty simple. Yet, it is highly recommended that you have a trained technician perform the service. Doing so will keep your warranty and avoid any possibility of an unknown or unseen exposure to the high voltage wiring. Typical monthly service for an EV would be checking tire pressu ... read more

Shock Absorbers

The average driver believes that shock absorbers are only meant to keep your car from bouncing up and down too much. It used to be that a simple bounce test or drive over a speed bump was a great indicator that it was time to replace the shocks or struts. The facts are shocks and struts do not wear out overnight. Shocks and struts tend to wear gradually over time. Shocks and struts absolutely contribute to your car or truck’s ride, but they do so much more. They help your vehicle stay in control while driving and while stopping. Most people do not realize that uneven tire wear or noisy tires can be symptoms of worn or damaged shocks or struts. Weak shocks or struts can produce a cupped or scalloped tire tread that results in uneven tire wear patches. These patches will cause a roaring or tapping noise while you drive. Another issue that is overlooked due to weak shocks or struts is braking ability. Sounds weird, right? How do my tires affect my braking? They are two separate s ... read more

Saving Time By Using Quality Parts

Let’s be honest – there’s no single car made that doesn’t need to visit a Mechanic during its lifetime. Present-day scenario when visiting your Certified Mechanic can lead to an eye-opening assessment of your car. How is it that they can give you this rundown of costly car services that are required, expanding the expense of your repairs considerably? As a conscientious saver, you might be tempted to go out and purchase the parts recommended to lessen the expected expense of your maintenance bill. Despite the fact that it may save you some out-of-pocket expenses, here are a few reasons we don’t believe this to be beneficial when you visit the repair shop. To start, you lose the guarantee for the parts you purchased. When your mechanic, who is the specialist, sources the parts and installs those parts on your vehicle, they are using parts that they know are acceptable quality for your car. They know that if there is an issue with the part that they have s ... read more

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