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Gary's Quality Automotive

3703 W Old Potash Hwy
Grand Island, NE 68803

Knowing the signs of brake pads and brake rotors going bad is critical for driving safety. Not only will you be saving money on brake repair, but you may potentially be preventing an accident caused by failing brakes. But how do you know when brake pads need changing?

You may be wondering just what are brake pads and what happens when they wear out? A vital component of the brake system, brake pads are located between the brake shoe (the part that clamps down, slowing the tires’ rotation) and the brake drum. Every time you engage your brakes, the friction created causes minute amounts of wear and tear. Over time, this deterioration starts to add up and the pads, as well as the brake rotors,  will become thinner and thinner.

How do you know when brake pads need changing?

Wondering how do you know when brake pads need changing? Ask a brake repair specialist at Gary’s Quality Automotive about brake rotors and pads.
20 May, 2019

Knowing the signs of brake pads and brake rotors going bad is critical for driving safety. Not only will you be saving money on brake repair, but you may potentially be preventing an accident caused by failing brakes. But how do you know when brake pads need changing?

You may be wondering just what are brake pads and what happens when they wear out? A vital component of the brake system, brake pads are located between the brake shoe (the part that clamps down, slowing the tires’ rotation) and the brake drum. Every time you engage your brakes, the friction created causes minute amounts of wear and tear. Over time, this deterioration starts to add up and the pads, as well as the brake rotors,  will become thinner and thinner.

How do you know when brake pads need changing?

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That little black box under the hood (the car battery) is the heart of your car--if it wears out, your vehicle doesn't have the power to start, move, or send power to the electrical accessories. Did you know that one of the most common reasons for road-side assistance calls is a dead battery?

So you ask, “What is the average life of a car battery?” With normal driving conditions, car batteries will become worn down and inefficient around the three-year mark. Car batteries work just like a cell-phone battery--with every charge, it becomes less efficient. If your battery is four or five years old, it may be almost completely unreliable.

Weak batteries will have a negative effect on the auto electrical system, such as headlights, power windows, radio, etc. The stop-start technology in newer cars could also be negatively affected as engines that are designed to automatically switch off when at a standstill place a greater strain on batteries than standard vehicles.

It’s probably time for a car battery replacement if you are noticing any of the signs below:

What is the average life of a car battery? Ask your auto repair professional at Gary’s Quality Automotive for more information about a car battery replacement.
08 May, 2019

That little black box under the hood (the car battery) is the heart of your car--if it wears out, your vehicle doesn't have the power to start, move, or send power to the electrical accessories. Did you know that one of the most common reasons for road-side assistance calls is a dead battery?

So you ask, “What is the average life of a car battery?” With normal driving conditions, car batteries will become worn down and inefficient around the three-year mark. Car batteries work just like a cell-phone battery--with every charge, it becomes less efficient. If your battery is four or five years old, it may be almost completely unreliable.

Weak batteries will have a negative effect on the auto electrical system, such as headlights, power windows, radio, etc. The stop-start technology in newer cars could also be negatively affected as engines that are designed to automatically switch off when at a standstill place a greater strain on batteries than standard vehicles.

It’s probably time for a car battery replacement if you are noticing any of the signs below:

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Spring has arrived and summer is knocking at the door. Your vehicle has taken a beating through the harsh winter driving conditions. You may be wondering how often should car maintenance be performed as well as what kind is needed so that you are ready to drive through the hot days up ahead? If you drive a lot of miles on a regular basis, you need your car to be as reliable as possible. This means that you should follow the vehicle maintenance schedule listed in your owner’s manual. This will help prevent unforeseen breakdowns and expensive repairs.

Kelton Research published a study several years ago that is still true today. Although it shows that nine-in-ten American vehicle owners believe they maintain their vehicles properly, the study shows that only 41 percent actually follow the manufacturer’s service recommendations. The study further reports that less than one in four (23 percent) of vehicle owners work with a certified mechanic to develop a plan for ongoing vehicle maintenance. From these statistics, it is easy to deduce that there are a lot of vehicles on the road that is greatly in need of some type of auto repair.

Here are some of the most important vehicle maintenance items:

How often should car maintenance be performed? The auto repair experts can keep you advised as to the required vehicle maintenance schedule to keep your car running strong.
22 Apr, 2019

Spring has arrived and summer is knocking at the door. Your vehicle has taken a beating through the harsh winter driving conditions. You may be wondering how often should car maintenance be performed as well as what kind is needed so that you are ready to drive through the hot days up ahead? If you drive a lot of miles on a regular basis, you need your car to be as reliable as possible. This means that you should follow the vehicle maintenance schedule listed in your owner’s manual. This will help prevent unforeseen breakdowns and expensive repairs.

Kelton Research published a study several years ago that is still true today. Although it shows that nine-in-ten American vehicle owners believe they maintain their vehicles properly, the study shows that only 41 percent actually follow the manufacturer’s service recommendations. The study further reports that less than one in four (23 percent) of vehicle owners work with a certified mechanic to develop a plan for ongoing vehicle maintenance. From these statistics, it is easy to deduce that there are a lot of vehicles on the road that is greatly in need of some type of auto repair.

Here are some of the most important vehicle maintenance items:

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Gary's Quality AutomotiveAuto Repair Shop in Grand Island, NE

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308-381-2295
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3703 W Old Potash Hwy, Grand Island, NE 68803

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