Yearly Archives: 2019

Signs Your Brakes May Be Failing

Failing brakes is always a scary occurrence, especially when you notice a symptom while driving. Our vehicle’s brakes are extremely important to the overall safety of our vehicles, so regular brake maintenance and understand certain symptoms of brake problems is key. It is recommended that your brakes should be in top working condition at all times to ensure your safety on the road. If you ever suspect an issue with your brakes, you should have your vehicle inspected by an expert as soon as possible. Brake problems can stem from a number of different things, including leaks, worn brake pads, warped rotors, and more.  Here are some symptoms that indicate failing brakes: The brake system warning light has turned on Your car pulls to one side while braking The brake pedal vibrates while braking The steering wheel vibrates while braking You notice a lack of performance Leaking fluid underneath car The brake pedal feels spongy or goes to the floor A squealing or grinding ... read more

How Often Do I Deed a Wheel Alignment?

How often your vehicle needs a wheel alignment will depend on a number of different things, including your vehicle, your tires, and your driving habits. The typical interval for alignments is around every 2 years. However, there are other occurrences that can happen which can cause your wheels to be forced out of alignment, causing you to need an alignment sooner.  Wheels can be forced out of alignment by a number of things, including driving fast over speed bumps, driving over potholes, hitting curbs, car collisions, and more. If you suspect that there is an issue with your wheel alignment, have your vehicle inspected as soon as possible. Driving with your wheels out of alignment can actually cause damage to your vehicle’s internal parts.  Signs that your wheels are out of alignment include: Squealing tires Uneven or rapid tire wear Vehicle pulls to one side Vibrating while driving If you notice any of the symptoms above, or it’s been awhile since your last ... read more

Happy New Year from Broad Stoke Associates!

It’s that time again, where we think about the goals that we want to make for the new year. While you may be thinking the usual, such as being on time more often, visiting family, or going to the gym more often, you may not have considered making a resolution or two for your vehicle. Here are some resolution ideas that you can make for your car to keep you safe on the road into 2019!   Clean Out your Car   Cleaning out the inside of your vehicle will help you to feel more organized and give your car that new car feeling! A clutter car can make it difficult to feel comfortable while driving, especially for passengers.   Schedule your Vehicle Maintenance Deadlines in your Planner   The most important part of owning a vehicle is staying current with your vehicle’s recommended maintenance and services. If you have a planner or calendar, jotting down dates of your upcoming services will help you keep track of when it’s time to bring your vehicle i ... read more

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