Prepare Your Car Now For El Nino. Start by having your brake system checked. The picture on the left shows how this customer went way too long before the brakes were inspected. Brake symptoms start with a slight brake squeak, then gradually the symptom becomes a louder squeal, to a grinding noise to the worst case, the vehicle not stopping! The brakes shown is the most extreme case of damaged brakes we have seen in our 22 years in business. Luckily no one was hurt when the vehicle hit a parking pole. The front and rear brake system were so badly worn from neglect, that the costs to repair were more than what the vehicle was worth. The owner decided to donate the vehicle to the salvage yard.
We inspect several vehicles each day and we see the condition of vehicles that are and that are not regularly maintained. Brakes are one of the most important safety devices of a vehicle and readily an affordable maintenance service if brake pads are replaced at the first signs of squeaking or brake sensor noise.
As we prepare for the upcoming El Nino weather condition, it is important to evaluate your vehicle’s maintenance history. Now is the time to make your appointment for our thorough vehicle inspection which includes checking and measuring the brake pads and rotors, shoes, drums and wheel cylinders. Val & Mike’s Auto Repair 714-375-3145 are Brake Repair Specialist.