Brakes For Less in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with Reviews -

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By: Corey B.
Mike's Auto Repair
I am a student at UA and usually work on my own car, but if I have something that I don't know how to fix or don't have time due to classes or work, I take it to Mike. He does quality work and makes sure its done right. I have recommended him to friends in Tuscaloosa and even family that lives two hours away. I've never had a problem with anything that I've taken to him, and have heard no complaints from the people I've recommended to him. Mike and his staff are friendly and know what they are doing. As for price, I compared the cost of work he's done for me to those of other garages and even dealerships, and Mike usually beats their prices. As for the sign in the office, I don't see how that's any worse that "Trust the Midas touch." If you've got a problem with your car, I recommend Mike's Auto Repair.
By: Cheryl V.
Mike's Auto Repair
Excellent service and great prices!!!! The staff is also very friendly and helpful. I went in for a tune-up (I hadn't had one in 6 years) and they actually told me that I wouldn't need one until I reached about 120,000 miles. Most other places would have just done the tune-up and charged me that $600 (I'm a woman and a lot of car places take advantage of that). I will definitely take my car there from now on (even for oil changes)
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By: Shella H.
L & L Mobile Mechanic Services
I called them today this morning around 10 am and I made arrangements to meet the tech after 12:30pm and they got here right away and diagnosed my fuel pump problem right away. They then gave me a cheaper price on what I was going to have to pay anywhere else what with tow prices, labor, and parts. They did quality work and got me back on the road. I will definitely call them again if I need services.
By: Dale P.
Tuscaloosa Tire and Service Center
I took my 2013 duramax diesel to Tuscaloosa Tire And Service on McFarland boulevard for some much needed maintenance and repairs and got it back the same day, other shops said it would take 2-3 days. I recommend Tuscaloosa Tire to anyone looking for fast quality service at great prices.
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By: Nancy W.
Mike's Auto Repair
Mike's pulled my van in, and put a motor in for me. They are all very nice at the shop. They have great prices and does good work. I would recommend everyone if yall need work done call Mike's. They will hook you up. Thanks again to all if yall at Mike's Auto and Repair. Nancy
By: Charlotte C.
Mike's Auto Repair
The place u take your car they do a great job very good i live in west blockton and i will drive all the way to this shop just have it fix thats how happy i am with their work.great place to take your ride
By: s.matt93
Brown's Garage Body Shop
It was such a good experience, I'll definitely be bringing my car back here for a long overdue cosmetic makeover, now that I can actually drive in the rain again.
By: dustin.duby
Mike's Auto Repair
Mike's auto did an amazing job! They have very friendly service, knowledgeable mechanics, and a sweet paint job! I'd recommend them over anyone in Tuscaloosa.
By: josephmdone
Brown's Garage Body Shop
Brown’s has great service and always do a good job on my car. They are very honest, friendly and the personal are wonderful.
By: Roy L.
Bama Auto Repair
Great shop! Bobby Kizziah is THE RADIATOR MAN! Years of experience, great personality, highly qualified, and HONEST!
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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