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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Category Archives: Brake Repair

BRAKE REPAIR IN MESA: KNOW WHEN TO STOP

BRAKE REPAIR IN MESA: KNOW WHEN TO STOP

Working as a brake repair shop in Mesa, we have found that there is a lot of misinformation regarding brakes and when to get them fixed. Get brake repair and stop when you have to Brakes and Brake Repair First off, while your car owner’s manual has recommended guidelines as to when to replace your brakes, there are a lot of factors that will determine when you should get this done. Let’s take two drivers. Andy lives in a small rural town and he is coming up on his 10000 mile mark. Michele lives in a big city and is constantly stopping and starting in traffic, and she only has about 5,000 miles on her car. Which of them will need to call a brake repair shop first. We’ll give you a clue, it’s not Andy. A driver in a rural environment stops rarely and infrequently, and as such, his brakes are going to wear out much slower than a driver like Michele who is constantly battling traffic. The thing that is scary is that a lot of people ignore brakes ... read more

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MYTHS ABOUT BRAKE REPAIR PART 2

MYTHS ABOUT BRAKE REPAIR PART 2

Part two of our series explores more myths about brake repair. Need Brake Repair in Queen Creek? Come in Today Modern Brakes Are More Sophisticated and Don’t Need Brake Repair Modern brakes are more sophisticated, so you don’t need to check your brakes or replace them. We actually had to blink at this myth that one of our customers told us. While brakes are made of more high-tech materials than they used to be, and are more durable, they are still mechanical components that can wear out or break. If it were possible to make brakes that didn’t wear out, the inventor would doubtless be very rich. This leads us to our next myth. The only brake components that you have to worry about are the brake pads and shoes. Wrong. Your brakes are made of several components including rotors, calipers, and a master cylinder. In addition, most brake modules are computer controlled. You can often tell which parts of your brakes need the most work depend ... read more

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MYTHS ABOUT BRAKE REPAIR

There are a lot of myths about brake repair. This article will cover these misconceptions and clear them up. Brake Repair in Queen Creek Topping Off Low Brake Fluid is a Good Idea In our last article, we covered myths about oil changes, with that in mind, let’s go over brakes. Topping off low brake fluid is a good idea. Wrong! When your brake fluid starts to get low, get your brakes fixed fast. And there is a very good reason why you have to. In older cars, when brake fluid got low, you could put in a little more brake fluid and it would be fine, however, in modern cars, namely anything made in the past fifteen years or so, when your brake pads start to wear out, there is a sensor present in your car that automatically stars releasing brake fluid. The reason for this is that it is your first warning. The next warning is when your brakes start to squeak. I CAN IGNORE IT FOR A WHILE WHEN MY BRAKES SQUEAK I can ignore it for a ... read more

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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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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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