08/25/2012
By: mustangsally76
King Muffler & Brake Shop
Thanks to Tommy and the boys (and the lady up front too!) for correcting my problem on my mustang. The dealer told me that they would need to charge me by the hour to find out what was draining my battery, and Tommy charged me a $50.00 diagnostic fee and told me that it was just a loose wire. Tommy just charged me the diagnostic fee and tightened the wire and sent me on my way! Thanks again!
12/29/2014
By: Truck city O.
Truck City
@Century01, I'm one of the managers for Truck City and I sincerely apologize for what happened during your experience with Truck City. We strive to provide excellent customer service and never want to disappoint our customers, Please feel free to give us another opportunity to get your business and make your experience a great one!
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11/13/2008
By: wanda540
American Brake & Muffler Shops
I went to American Brakes in November for my brakes making noises. Being a woman, I was afraid that they would tell me that I needed all kinds of stuff. The manager (Pete) looked at my car and told me that all I needed was an adjustment and did not even charge me. American Brakes and Mufflers have a customer for life.
10/27/2014
By: dannylopez6600
American Brake & Muffler Shops
I called in early about multiple issues with my car and they took me in same day. I had my vehicle back in 24 hours repaired and ready. These guys are fast and provide quality service for cars and trucks. Definitely recommend them.
01/23/2013
By: 73blessed73
Mike's Emission Clinic
Clean, professional staff, and great prices...Never happy when my car breaks down but Mikes Emissions can always get me on the road again. Hopefully, won't need to see you guys anytime soon :)
02/26/2013
By: timmy12789
Mike's Emission Clinic
Dave and the guys are the best! My car was fixed earlier than I expected and came in exactly as quoted. Runs like a champ and the heat is hot! I passed my emissions too! Thanks again guys!
01/30/2017
By: Charlene B.
Simon's Complete Auto Service Inc
They have done work on my cars for years and have always done right by me. Their prices are VERY reasonable. The guys there are welcoming and explain what is wrong with your vehicle.
05/18/2012
By: timmy12789
American Brake & Muffler Shops
Great service, they don't treat you like a stranger, truly sympathetic to my problem. Will definitely tell my friends!! Thanks again!
09/27/2016
By: Doug R.
Truck City
The technician working my truck was terrific, explained everything to me. Clean place, lounge is comfortable. Will be back.
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03/01/2016
By: wanda540
King Muffler & Brake Shop
Always pleasant and nice. First class organization. Thanks for all your help! You have a customer for life.
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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