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Keep Brakes in Top Condition
Brakes are extremely important and having good brakes just keeps you out of trouble. Most vehicles have disc brakes. With this type of brake, the brake pads rub on a disc or rotor to slow the wheels.
The brake pads are attached to a caliper that squeezes the pads against the rotor. It’s kind of like how squeezing the handbrake on a bicycle pushes the brake pads against the wheel of the bike. The pads just wear away with use. The good news is that replacing brake pads is a straight forward repair.
When the driver first hears a squealing or grinding sound when applying the brake, it is important to have the system looked at by the professionals at Advanced VTech. We will perform a thorough brake inspection to see what needs to be done.
Our technicans can determine if it’s time to replace the pads or if there are other issues with the brakes that should be addressed.
Oil & Filter Change and Lube
Oil eventually starts to turn into jelly. Literally – petroleum jelly. Sludge clogs up oil passages and keeps oil from getting to some areas of the engine, causing parts to wear out prematurely and that means expensive engine repairs.
That’s why you need to change the oil and oil filter on schedule – to get the old oil out before it turns to sludge. Your manufacturer will have a recommendation for how many miles you can go between oil changes. They also usually have a number of months between recommended oil changes. That’s because the detergents and other additives in the oil break down over time.
The owner’s manual will have a recommendation for time and mileage, but you need to remember that it’s based on using the recommended weight of oil. If your vehicle came from the factory with synthetic oil, the recommended intervals assume you continue to use synthetic.
Finally, if any of the steering or suspension parts can be lubed, your technician at Advanced VTech will take care of that with a lube, oil and filter service. We inspect every vehicle when we service an oil change.
Be it the family car or a business vehicle, it is important that the vehicle perform like it is supposed to and is maintained as originally intended by the manufacturer. The driver's attention should be focused on where they are going and what they are doing, not on wondering when or if the vehicle will start. Advanced VTech brings quality and vehicle care to a new level of support. Stop in and see our new facility. Our professional and curtious staff with bring you comfort in their knowledge.