A Few Myths About Brake Repair

October 11th, 2016

The mechanics of how disc brakes function haven’t changed much for a long, long time. Sometimes, at Tire Central and Service, we run across customers who 

Brake Repair in Indianapolis INhave some misconceptions about how they work, or about “innovations” in brake design that aren’t really worth it. Here, we’d like to clear up some of those myths:

Q: I see sports sedans and coupes from time to time with holes drilled through the rotors. Is there an advantage to this?

A: Really…no. The idea of drilled rotors is to (in concept, at least) provide better ventilation and disperse heat. In practice, though, those evenly-spaced ...[more]

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It's Time to Have Your Brake Lines and Fittings Checked - Tire Central and Service

October 11th, 2016

Brake Linesby: Mat Johnson

 

It's very important to your vehicle’s braking system that you maintain your vehicle’s brake lines and fittings. This is especially important for those who live in an area that has winter seasons. It's especially important for cold winter areas, because the salt and moisture from the winter roads can cause serious erosion in your vehicle’s brake lines and fittings. So, checking your brake lines and fittings will help prevent any serious issues with your braking system in the future.

Brakes are the most important feature on a vehicle. There are several different key elements of the braking system that keep it functioning correctly. These parts include the rotors, calipers, brake pads, brake fluid, and the brake lines and fittings. The brake lines and fittin ...[more]

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Preparing for Summer Holiday Travel

October 11th, 2016

 

 
Before you hit the road this summer let us assist you in making yourself aware of a few important inspections and checks you can make to prepare yourself for those long, hot road trips. With a quick pre-trip vehicle check-up it is easy to determine how road-ready a vehicle is before experiencing problems on vacation or during travels. Conducting a vehicle inspection before leaving will help to avoid troublesome repairs and prevent potential safety hazards that result from a break down far from home. While some complications are not foreseeable, using the upmost caution and preparation will help to protect your vehicle and its occupants. 
 
Always schedule a tune-up before major trips as even a minor appointment with a mechanic could reveal a potential issue you did not ...[more]
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Do You Have Good Brakes?

October 11th, 2016

 

 
 
There are some things on your vehicle that you should have confidence in and never worry about. Is everyone buckled up? Do I have a full tank of gas? Your vehicle should make you feel safe and secure, and keep you and your loved ones safe throughout your travel. It goes then, without much, saying that you also need to be confident in your brakes. This function is the one thing keeping you out of harm’s way in the event of an accident or road hazard. Think about it, you do not want to find out in the middle of a busy highway when everyone has slammed on their brakes that yours have not been properly maintained or are failing. Knowing that your brakes are in great condition will keep you safe, and prevent a leading cause for many accidents on t ...[more]
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