Budget Brakes in Florence, AL with Reviews - YP.com

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06/14/2013
By: belinda.white.982
Stephenson Tire & Alignment Inc
Today Joel Stephenson, owner of Stephenson Tire & Alignment, went beyond the call of duty for one of his customers. I had a flat last evening and unfortunately the tire would not hold air. Joel came to my home within 15 minutes, changed my tire (in his dress clothes) and took the tire to his business to be repaired. I asked what I owed and Joel said nothing as he was glad he could help. You would NEVER find this kind of courteous hometown friendly service from any huge tire chain. Joel’s team installed a new set of breaks on my car Tuesday for $100.00 less that the competition and earlier in the year a new set of tires and an alignment for a lot less than even Sam’s Club or Costco. I encourage all of my friends and family to check out Stephenson Tire and Alignment and support a hometown business. Thank you again Joel!
06/10/2013
By: cwilkes
Stephenson Tire & Alignment Inc
The best in customer service. Very knowledgeable. great people.
Tips & Advices
Ceramic brake pads are made from dense, durable ceramic. They are favored for their relative silence while driving compared to metal or organic brake pads. They also have little wear and tear on the overall brake system and are very reliable. However, they are more expensive than metal or organic brake pads. Additionally, their performance deteriorates in extreme driving conditions.
Brake rotors typically last between 30,000 and 70,000 miles.
Brake shoes are used in drum brakes--rather than disc brakes--which is the original braking system designed for vehicles. Just as brake pads are the friction component of disc brakes, brake shoes are the friction component of drum brakes. When the brakes are applied, a wheel cylinder pushes the brake shoe against the brake drums, which spin while the vehicle is in motion, and causes the vehicle to stop.
A squeaking or squealing sound when applying newly replaced brakes is normal. It comes from the rotor vibrating against the new brake pads. It should quiet down after about 250 miles, and should be more or less silent by 750 miles, when the brake system has had some time to synchronize itself.
This depends on the car, the brake system, and the car owner's driving habits. Typically, a car's brakes should be replaced after about 50,000 miles, but some car's brakes may last anywhere from 25,000 to 70,000 miles. Car owners shouldn't wait for a magic number to replace their brakes. They should check them regularly, and pay close attention if they hear any weird noises or if the car feels shaky while braking. Brakes are a critical safety component of a car, so it's important to stay on top of brake maintenance.

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