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Brake Pads When Should They Be Changed?

Brake Pads When Should They Be Changed?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3pCRWKoXpk&t=14s Brake pad life is effected by several different factors, the vehicle operator’s driving habits, what your brake pads are made out of, also what percentage of driving is done on the highway vs. city streets. Different vehicles have different brakes, some have ceramic brake pads, some have semi-metallic brake pads and others, few and far between, have organic brake pads. Ceramic pads tend to last the longest and have a higher tolerance to high temperatures. But if ceramic pads are used in an application where semi-metallic brake pads were intend the stopping distance of the vehicle could be effected as well as the vehicles brakes could be more prone to over-heating by not using the proper brake pads. Here at Tim’s Quality Car Care we always use the original equipment brake pad formula. Another aspect that effects the life of brake pads is the percentage ... read more

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Ball Joints What are they and how do they wear?

Ball Joints What are they and how do they wear?

Ball joints are the ball and socket joints that hold your control arms to your spindles. Ball joints are most commonly found in the lower arms of front suspensions, depending on your vehicle you may have four ball joints on your front suspension and some ball joints in the rear of your vehicle. Ball joints are the pivot point that allows your wheels to turn left and right and for the suspension to articulate while driving. Ball joints are load bearing suspension component that takes the brunt of the abuse from pot holes, rough roads, and the weight of your vehicle. Over time and from being used, water intrusion and dust boots deteriorating cause ball joints to lose their grease and begin to grind themselves away. During Our Digital Vehicle Inspection we check your ball joints for deflection, looseness and excessive slack. Not only are loose ball joints dangerous they can cause pre-mature tire wear and can also make your vehicle not able to be aligned. #balljointneworleans Ball joints ... read more

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