Monthly Archives: October 2021

5 Things You Should NEVER Do After A Vehicle Collision

5 Things You Should NEVER Do After A Vehicle Collision

Car accidents can be a scary and stressful situation to be in, whether you're a new driver or an experienced one. Most of you are going to be involved in a vehicle collision at least once in your lifetime. In fact, the average American driver will be associated with four car accidents in his/her lifetime. So it's imperative that you know what to do and NOT DO at the scene. Here are the five big no-nos following a vehicle collision: Flee the Scene - You may be scared, but you should never run away from your problems. It is considered a criminal offense. You are obligated by law to remain at the scene, regardless of how minor the hit was, so don't take off. Block Traffic - If the accident is minor and if the conditions allow it, please move all involved vehicles to the side road. Otherwise, you'll annoy a lot of the other people on the road. It's also going to be safer for you and the other party to get out of the car to exchange information. Not Call the Police ... read more

Why do my brakes make squeaking noises?

Why do my brakes make squeaking noises?

Watch our video on brakes here! https://youtu.be/mth6m_2OH1Q We get this concern a lot. Why are my brakes squeaking?   In a simple way the brake system works when we push on a brake pedal, we activate the hydraulic system pushing the fluid from the brake master cylinder, through the brake lines, abs system, brake hoses to the brake caliper, brake caliper bushes the brake pad or the brake shoes against the brake rotor or the brake drum to stop the vehicle. Several things could cause the brake to squeak, the common cause is losing the friction material on the brake pads or the brake shoes, at that point will get metal to metal surface causing the brake squeaking noise, another cause will be warped brake rotors in this situation the brake pad does not touch the whole surface of the brake rotor causing the squeaking noise, a foreign material between the brake pad and rotor or between the brake shoes and drum will cause brake squeaking ... read more