Automotive Repair Blog: Tips, Facts, and Fixes

Monthly Archives: November 2021

Happy Thanksgiving From Our Team!

Happy Thanksgiving From Our Team!

We would like to wish everybody a Happy Thanksgiving from our team at Pro Auto Care! Enjoy your time off with your loved ones. We understand many of you will be driving with the holidays coming up, both near and far. If you plan on going out of town for the Thanksgiving holiday, please be prepared for the congested holiday traffic. It might even rain or snow during the course of your trip. This is why we highly suggest that you check off some of these items before hitting the bustling highway.  Have a pre-trip inspection done by professionals - Our incredible team at Pro Auto Care can help thoroughly check your car's essential systems and fluids before you head out for the holiday. Trust us - you don't want to be late to Thanksgiving dinner from a vehicle breakdown! Getting a pre-trip check-up will give you the assurance you need. And it will keep you and your passengers safe for the ride! Pack weather-appropriate items - It will be colder as we approach the end of Novem ... read more

The 4 Different Types of Brakes

The 4 Different Types of Brakes

Brake failure can lead to major vehicle accidents, injuries, and even fatalities. This is why all industry experts stress the importance of regular brake inspections and timely repairs. Your brakes serve the function of slowing down and stopping your car, truck, or SUV. There are different types of brakes we will be discussing today: drum brakes, disc brakes, emergency brakes/parking brakes, and the anti-lock braking system (ABS). The brakes you are most familiar with are your primary braking system; your vehicle will have disc brakes, drum brakes, or a blend of the two. Furthermore, all cars come with secondary brakes, including the e-brakes and anti-lock brakes, for extra protection.  Drum Brakes  Drum brakes are the oldest and most traditional type of brakes. Drum brakes have been around for ages, and they can be found on the inside of the wheel. When the brake pedal is compressed, hydraulic pressure presses two brake shoes against the drum.  Disc Brakes Disc brak ... read more