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How often do I need brakes?

How often do I need brakes?

When Do I Need Brakes Replaced?  Let's start by tackling a question that's essential for keeping your ride safe and sound: brake replacement frequency. At Wayside Garage, we often hear folks asking, "How often do I really need to replace my brakes?" Well, let's put the pedal to the metal and shed some light on this topic. On average, brakes typically need a refresh every 50,000 miles or so. But hold onto your steering wheel, because there's more to the story than just hitting that milestone. First off, let's talk about your driving style. Are you the type who coasts smoothly to a stop, or do you tend to slam on the brakes like you're auditioning for a NASCAR race? Your braking habits can greatly affect how quickly those brake pads wear down. Next, consider what you're driving. Are you behind the wheel of a hefty truck hauling heavy loads, or do you prefer zipping around in a sleek sedan? The size and weight of your vehicle can play a role in ... read more

Free Brakes in October

Free Brakes in October

Our Wayside Garage team is proud to be a part of the Brakes for Breasts nationwide campaign. 100% of the funds donated help the doctors at The Cleveland Clinic as they work toward finding a cure for breast cancer.  Every October, we partner with our AWESOME vendors, Napa Auto Parts and O'Reilly Auto Parts, to provide our Seaside, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel, and Marina clients in need of brake repairs with one free set of brake pads or shoes per car.  Our Wayside Garage team then donates 10% of all brake repairs completed during the month of October.  This year we were able to donate $2195.00 directly to The Cleveland Clinic. Let's put the brakes on breast cancer!  

Top 10 Car Maintenance Services

Top 10 Car Maintenance Services

As a true believer in preventative maintenance, I cannot stress enough the importance of taking care of your vehicle to ensure its longevity. Whether it's gas, diesel, hybrid, and even an electric vehicle, they all need proper maintenance. Below, I will discuss the top 10 car maintenance services that will keep your car running and on the road for up to 300,000 miles and beyond. Regular Oil Changes Regular oil changes are crucial in maintaining the health of your car's engine. Engine oil lubricates and cools the engine components, preventing them from overheating and reducing friction. It's suggested that you change your oil every 5,000 to 7,500 miles or every six months, whichever comes first. Tire Maintenance Tires are an essential part of your car's overall performance, and proper maintenance can help you maximize their lifespan. Regular tire rotations and alignments ensure even wear and tear, which can also extend their lifespan. Additionally, proper inflation can ... read more

Why does my car shake when I brake?

Why does my car shake when I brake?

There could be several reasons why your car shakes when you press the brakes. Some of the most common causes include: 1. Warped or damaged brake rotors: When the brake rotors are warped or damaged, they can cause the brake pedal to vibrate or shake when you apply the brakes. 2. Worn brake pads: Over time, the brake pads can wear down, causing them to vibrate or shake when you apply the brakes. 3. Loose or worn suspension components: If your car's suspension components, such as the shock absorbers, struts, or ball joints, are worn or loose, they can cause the car to vibrate or shake when you brake. 4. Sticking brake caliper: A sticking brake caliper can cause the brake pads to wear unevenly, leading to shaking or vibration when you brake. 5. Unevenly worn tires: If your car's tires are worn unevenly, they can cause the car to shake or vibrate when you brake. It is recommended that you have a qualified mechanic inspect your car to determine the exact cause of the shaking wh ... read more

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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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