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Mon: 7:30am - 6:00pm

Tue: 7:30am - 6:00pm

Wed: 7:30am - 6:00pm

Thu: 7:30am - 6:00pm

Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm

Sat: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Today: Closed On Sunday

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Many drivers don't give the performance of the braking system much thought until all of a sudden they notice they are sliding through stop lights. When you step on the brake pedal, you need to be confident that your vehicle will come to a complete and precise stop. Your vehicle's stopping ability is critical for safety! Make sure you are operating your vehicle as safe as possible with fully functioning brakes. Don't wait until a small brake repair becomes a major brake replacement before you have it taken care of. Is it time for professional brake repair?

On a calm day, drive down a straight level road, and answer the following questions to test the safety of your vehicle's brakes:

  1. Does your vehicle keep traveling after the brakes are applied? Your brakes may need an adjustment, or possibly new linings.
  2. Does your car pull to the side when the brakes are applied? It could be caused by a stuck caliper and fluid leak.
  3. Does the brake pedal pulsate when you step on it? Your brakes may have overheated from overuse.
  4. Does the steering wheel vibrate when you step on the pedal? The front discs may need to be professionally machined or replaced.
  5. Is there a squealing sound when the brakes are applied? There are several issues that can cause squealing--the linings are worn and need to be replaced; the drum or disc needs to be machined; the front disc pads are loose or missing their anti-rattle clips; the hardware that attaches the calipers is worn, or the linings are of an inferior quality.
  6. Do you hear a grinding noise when stepping on the pedal? Grinding is caused by excessively worn linings (the metal part of the pad or shoe comes in contact with the disc or drum). This will damage the most expensive mechanical parts--the discs or drums. Stop driving immediately and have your vehicle towed to an auto shop.
  7. Does your vehicle bounce up and down when stopping? The shock absorbers may need to be replaced.

A word to the wise: Have a brake service at least once a year to ensure your vehicle is as reliable and safe as possible.

Headed for a major brake replacement? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at the Elk River Tire & Auto center by calling (763) 441-2889 or go online to www.elkrivertireandauto.com for more information about brake repair. Our auto shop in Elk River, MN, also proudly serves residents in the areas of Zimmerman, and Otsego, Minnesota.

Make sure you are driving as safe as possible by having regular brake service. Don't wait until a small braking issues becomes a major Brake Replacement.

Many drivers don't give the performance of the braking system much thought until all of a sudden they notice they are sliding through stop lights. When you step on the brake pedal, you need to be confident that your vehicle will come to a complete and precise stop. Your vehicle's stopping ability is critical for safety! Make sure you are operating your vehicle as safe as possible with fully functioning brakes. Don't wait until a small brake repair becomes a major brake replacement before you have it taken care of. Is it time for professional brake repair?

On a calm day, drive down a straight level road, and answer the following questions to test the safety of your vehicle's brakes:

  1. Does your vehicle keep traveling after the brakes are applied? Your brakes may need an adjustment, or possibly new linings.
  2. Does your car pull to the side when the brakes are applied? It could be caused by a stuck caliper and fluid leak.
  3. Does the brake pedal pulsate when you step on it? Your brakes may have overheated from overuse.
  4. Does the steering wheel vibrate when you step on the pedal? The front discs may need to be professionally machined or replaced.
  5. Is there a squealing sound when the brakes are applied? There are several issues that can cause squealing--the linings are worn and need to be replaced; the drum or disc needs to be machined; the front disc pads are loose or missing their anti-rattle clips; the hardware that attaches the calipers is worn, or the linings are of an inferior quality.
  6. Do you hear a grinding noise when stepping on the pedal? Grinding is caused by excessively worn linings (the metal part of the pad or shoe comes in contact with the disc or drum). This will damage the most expensive mechanical parts--the discs or drums. Stop driving immediately and have your vehicle towed to an auto shop.
  7. Does your vehicle bounce up and down when stopping? The shock absorbers may need to be replaced.

A word to the wise: Have a brake service at least once a year to ensure your vehicle is as reliable and safe as possible.

Headed for a major brake replacement? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at the Elk River Tire & Auto center by calling (763) 441-2889 or go online to www.elkrivertireandauto.com for more information about brake repair. Our auto shop in Elk River, MN, also proudly serves residents in the areas of Zimmerman, and Otsego, Minnesota.

Kerry Bannister
Elk River Tire & AutoAuto Repair Shop in Elk River, MN

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690 Dodge Ave NW, Elk River, MN 55330763-441-2889service@elkrivertireandauto.com
Mon:7:30am - 6:00pm
Tue:7:30am - 6:00pm
Wed:7:30am - 6:00pm
Thu:7:30am - 6:00pm
Fri:7:30am - 6:00pm
Sat:8:00am - 4:00pm
Sun:Closed
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