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Big Lake Automotive

19868 172nd St
Big Lake, MN 55309

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Is your ride not quite as comfortable as it once was? You are noticing that your car bounces more than it used to when you drive over potholes and bumps in the road. It seems to “lunge” forward when you step on the brake pedal. You are probably wondering if it is a problem with the car struts, or shocks, depending on which your car has. Are the other components of your vehicle’s suspension system being affected?

Are you wondering how often should you replace your shocks? Like all automotive parts, your vehicle’s shocks and struts follow a specific maintenance schedule. Experts say that shocks and struts should be replaced every 50,000 to 100,000 miles. However, that’s just a general recommendation.

The life span of shocks and struts will actually depend on your driving patterns. If you’re traveling through bumpy streets and adverse road conditions often, then your shocks and struts will need to be replaced more often than those commuting short distances every day.

Here are a few issues to be aware of when your car struts or shocks are wearing out:

Wondering how often should you replace your shocks? Neglecting care of car struts or shocks impacts the other components of your suspension system.
09
Sep
2019

Is your ride not quite as comfortable as it once was? You are noticing that your car bounces more than it used to when you drive over potholes and bumps in the road. It seems to “lunge” forward when you step on the brake pedal. You are probably wondering if it is a problem with the car struts, or shocks, depending on which your car has. Are the other components of your vehicle’s suspension system being affected?

Are you wondering how often should you replace your shocks? Like all automotive parts, your vehicle’s shocks and struts follow a specific maintenance schedule. Experts say that shocks and struts should be replaced every 50,000 to 100,000 miles. However, that’s just a general recommendation.

The life span of shocks and struts will actually depend on your driving patterns. If you’re traveling through bumpy streets and adverse road conditions often, then your shocks and struts will need to be replaced more often than those commuting short distances every day.

Here are a few issues to be aware of when your car struts or shocks are wearing out:

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Knowing the signs of when to replace brake pads and brake rotors is critical for safe driving. This can potentially prevent an accident caused by failing brakes, in addition to saving money on costly brake repair.

So just what are brake pads and what happens when they wear out? Brake pads are a vital component of the braking system that helps bring your car to a stop when you step on the brake pedal. These pads are located between the brake shoe (the part that clamps down, slowing the tires’ rotation) and the brake drum. Every time you engage your brakes, the friction created causes minute amounts of wear and tear on the pads as well as the brake rotors, and eventually, they become thinner and thinner.

But how do you know when brake pads need to be changed? Here are some common signs to watch and listen for:

Wondering how do you know when brake pads need to be changed? Ask a brake repair specialist at Big Lake Automotive about issues with brake rotors.
20
Aug
2019

Knowing the signs of when to replace brake pads and brake rotors is critical for safe driving. This can potentially prevent an accident caused by failing brakes, in addition to saving money on costly brake repair.

So just what are brake pads and what happens when they wear out? Brake pads are a vital component of the braking system that helps bring your car to a stop when you step on the brake pedal. These pads are located between the brake shoe (the part that clamps down, slowing the tires’ rotation) and the brake drum. Every time you engage your brakes, the friction created causes minute amounts of wear and tear on the pads as well as the brake rotors, and eventually, they become thinner and thinner.

But how do you know when brake pads need to be changed? Here are some common signs to watch and listen for:

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Even though we have looked forward to warmer temperatures, most people still want to stay cool and comfortable in their car even for a short commute to work. If you haven’t yet scheduled a car AC repair service, it’s not too late! Your car air conditioner will get a lot of use as you finish out the summer.

So how often should you service your car air conditioner? It would be wise to have your car inspected by a certified car AC repair technician at least once a year. This would be especially important if you’re still planning a summer road trip! Not only will it help prevent a costly car AC repair, but you will also reap the benefits of a more comfortable drive and improved gas mileage.

Wondering, "How often should you service your car air conditioner?" At least once a year, schedule an appointment with your certified car AC repair technician.
05
Aug
2019

Even though we have looked forward to warmer temperatures, most people still want to stay cool and comfortable in their car even for a short commute to work. If you haven’t yet scheduled a car AC repair service, it’s not too late! Your car air conditioner will get a lot of use as you finish out the summer.

So how often should you service your car air conditioner? It would be wise to have your car inspected by a certified car AC repair technician at least once a year. This would be especially important if you’re still planning a summer road trip! Not only will it help prevent a costly car AC repair, but you will also reap the benefits of a more comfortable drive and improved gas mileage.

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