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Monthly Archives: May 2021

How Often Should I Have My Brake Pads Replaced?

How Often Should I Have My Brake Pads Replaced?

We all know the feeling of slipping on a new pair of snug-fitting sneakers, the comfort, traction, and support they offer. Well, let's imagine that your car wears sneakers and they are its brake pads. For your brakes to perform at their best, to be safe, provide good fuel economy, and prevent damage to the rotors and other components, the brake pads need to be in good working order. How swiftly your brake pads wear rests on multiple factors including how and where you drive. If you are prone to fast-braking and drive in hilly terrains this will generally stress the brakes more. As such, it's difficult to give an exact mileage at which you should replace pads. The best practice as a driver is to learn the warning signs. Here are our top four alert signals that your pads need replacing. 1. Brake light on the dash illuminates Some vehicles have a sensor fitted to the brake pads which cues a warning light on your dash when they are due for replacement. 2. Pads appear thin on in ... read more

Does My Car Need An Alignment?

Does My Car Need An Alignment?

Does My Car Need An Alignment? Tires, wheels, suspension, and brakes are very important to ensure a comfortable and safe drive. Recently, we have talked about tire condition and their maintenance and usually, an alignment goes hand in hand with new tires. Now let’s see what that’s all about! If you are wondering about your car and when to perform an alignment service, you are in the right place! First things first, an alignment refers to the angle that your tires are sitting on the road. It’s important that tires are straight and centered in the wheel wells, but through thousands of miles of driving, the setup of your tires can change and even the slightest difference in angle can affect the driving performance of your car. With an alignment service, we are fine-tuning these measurements to bring the car back to the original recommended condition. This helps to g ... read more

The Penny Test

The Penny Test

The Penny Test We get it. Life can be busy and the last thing you want to worry about is the maintenance of your car. But for the sake of your safety and others on the road, it's important to check in from time to time on how your car is doing. One of the most essential components to that is tire condition. In our previous blog post, we discussed tire replacement depending on age and tread depth. Today, we are digging a little bit deeper to show you an easy way to check your tire tread depth by yourself. So, stay tuned and save yourself some time before visiting your closest mechanic shop, with the Penny Test! The Penny Test is just as simple as it sounds, all you need is a Penny, access to your car tires, and you are good to go! Now, all you have to do is insert the coin with Lincoln’s head facing downwards to the tire tread and see how deep it goes. If you can see ... read more

When Is It Time To Change My Tires?

When Is It Time To Change My Tires?

You have been driving your car for quite some time now and are wondering about your tire condition. At first sight, they look fine, but how do you know for sure if they are due for a replacement? Well, that’s what we will find out in today’s Future Auto Service Blog post as we will discuss identifying factors and easy ways to find a replacement for your tires. How to Tell if Your Tire Needs to be Changed: Besides having a flat or blowout, there are two important factors when checking your tire condition: ·      Tread Depth ·      Manufacturing Age First, you always want to be aware of the tread depth. To get a better idea of tread depth, let’s first understand what the tread on a tire is actually good for. Essentially, all the grooves, knobs, and patterns are working together to help the car maintain a grip on the road while braking, accelerating, and cornering. Further, it can even ... read more