Stamps Auto-Gilbert/Higley(480) 988-5600
2450 S Higley Rd  Gilbert, AZ 85295
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711 S Lindsay Rd  Gilbert, AZ 85296
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18705 E Business Park Dr  Queen Creek, AZ 85142
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40815 N Ironwood Dr #A106  San Tan Valley, AZ 85140

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What Do I Do If My Brakes Are Squeaking Part 2: The Daily Grind

Part two of a series on brake service explores what to do if your brakes are squealing or in this case, grinding. What Does it Mean When My Brakes are Grinding? Let’s say you’re driving along. You come up to a stoplight, and hit your brakes. Then you both hear it and feel it: a distinct grinding sensation. But what does it mean when your brakes are grinding? It means that you need to get your car into a brake repair shop immediately. Why? Well, brakes have pads on them. Whenever you hit the brake pedal, you’re applying a bit of pressure to your brake pads. When you hear nothing, it means your brake pads are in good condition. When they start to squeal, it means that your pads are wearing out, and when you hear grinding, it means only one thing. You’ve worn your brake pads out, and are grinding into the rotors themselves. Why You Can’t Wait to Fix Grinding Brakes With grinding brakes, picture your repair bill. It ... read more

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What Do I Do If My Brakes Are Squeaking?

What Do I Do If My Brakes Are Squeaking?

Part one of a series on brake service explores brake problem symptoms. Squealing Brakes: Get in to Brake Repair Shop Fast Get brake repair in Queen Creek Today People often ask “what do I do if my brakes are squealing?” That is a very clear sign that you need to repair your brakes, and the sooner the better. Why? Well, when your brakes begin to squeak it means that the pads are wearing thin. When they squeal that means the pins are starting to scratch up your brake drums, and the longer you wait, the more you are going to have to pay. If you do brake repair early, you will avoid expensive damage to your drums, your rotors and even your calipers. A brake repair done early on means that there will be no damage to your brake drums or rotors. If there is damage to those brake components, then the bill can easily top $700. What Causes Brake Repair to Get Expensive? Damaged rotors or drums usually require bein ... read more

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Brake Repair

Oil Changes: How Often Should I Do Them

Oil Changes: How Often Should I Do Them

Oil changes often cause car owners a lot of consternation. Why? well, there is a lot of misinformation out there. Oil Change Myth #1: Modern Cars Don’t Need Their Oil Changed Get Your Oil Changed As ASE-certified auto mechanics, we’re not sure where this idea came from. While modern cars don’t need oil changes done with the frequency they used to, they still need their oil changed. A good figure to shoot for is between every 3000 and 5000 miles depending on your vehicle. As to why you should get your oil changed, well, think about this if you will. Assuming you put a lot of miles on your car, would you rather pay a few bucks here and there for an oil change that at most will take a few hours each time you do it, or would you rather spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars repairing your vehicle because you didn’t take proper care of it? Oil Change Myth #2: You Need to Change Your Oil Every 1,000 Miles This was ... read more

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Brake Repair

Are Tune-Ups Necessary Any More?

We often get asked “are tune-ups necessary?” After all, vehicles have changed a lot. They are more durable than vehicles of even a couple of decades ago. Well, for the record, yes, they are very necessary. Why Should You Get a Tune-Up? First off, a properly maintained vehicle actually saves you money. It’s a choice of paying a huge amount of money when parts wear out and the engine starts to go, or a small amount of money and have your car be fuel-efficient, run well, and be more reliable. During a tune-up, spark plugs are replaced, which helps your car to not sputter. This may not sound like a problem, but when your vehicle starts missing that means there is no fuel in the cylinder, and if a piston comes down the wrong way, it can blow your cylinder head gasket. In addition when you take your car in for a tune-up, your car’s systems are checked over, including things that most people forget such as hoses and filters. ... read more

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Auto Repair

Auto Mechanics: Two Jobs for Them

Auto Mechanics: Two Jobs for Them

Auto mechanics should be on your speed dial list to make certain auto repairs. This article will explore two key systems of your vehicle. Auto Mechanic Job #1: Timing Belt Repair Call an ASE-Certified Mechanic in Queen Creek | First off, what is a timing belt? “A timing belt, timing chain or cam belt is a part of an internal combustion engine that synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft(s) so that the engine’s valves open and close at the proper times during each cylinder’s intake and exhaust strokes. In an interference engine the timing belt or chain is also critical to preventing the piston from striking the valves. A timing belt is a belt that usually features teeth on the inside surface, while a timing chain is a roller chain. Most modern production automobile engines utilize a timing belt or chain to synchronize crankshaft and camshaft rotation; some engines instead utilize gears to directly drive the camshafts ... read more

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