"What steps should I take to winterize my car?"
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"I have an all-wheel drive vehicle. The tire guy said I have to have all the tires replaced at the same time. Do I, and if so, why?"
Should I have my vehicle inspected regularly?
In Monday's Ask The Expert, Kent Rylee answers your automotive questions.
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Kent Rylee tells you what maintenance you should do to your car to keep it in tip-top shape.
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Kent Rylee gives you tips on how to winterize your car!
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So, it's that time of year again. You need cool air in your vehicle...and you turn it on only to find a hot puff in your face. Today we will look at some reasons why your vehicle's air conditioner may not be blowing cold air.
On a regular basis we blog with tips and tricks regarding automotive service care because at Kent Rylee Automotive Solutions we are your GO-TO-PLACE for everything automotive from service to parts to collision work, we do and sell it all. Today's blog topic is brake drums, but remember you can always email us any automotive service question and we are happy to help! Just go to www.kentrylee.com and click on the Auto Alley button. Select Kent or Angie and email in your automotive service question and we will do our best to point you in the right direction as to what might be happening with your vehicle.
So, now for today's topic...Brakes that work properly are essential to your safety as you drive and stop on our Northwest Arkanas roads. You want to carefully maintain your brakes. In vehicles equipped with drum brakes, the brake components are housed inside a drum that rotates with the wheel. When you step on the brake pedal, brake shoes push out against the inside of the drum, slowing the wheel.
Now brake shoes just wear away with use from rubbing on the drum as you brake. When it's time to replace brake shoes, it's a straight-forward repair.
If you hear squealing or grinding when braking, have your Kent Rylee Automotive service advisor check them out. He'll have a technician perform a thorough brake inspection to see what needs to be done. He'll check for signs of brake problems and go over other brake components to see that they're working properly.
He can tell you if it's time to replace the brake shoes or if there are other issues with your brakes that should be addressed. Some people in our Rogers/Bentonville/Lowell/PeaRidge/BellaVista service area ignore the warning signs and keep driving long after the shoes are completely worn out. When that happens, metal brake components will grind against the drum, damaging it enough that it has to be resurfaced or replaced.
When you push on your brake pedal, the wheel cylinder is activated and it pushes the shoes against the drum to slow the vehicle. This cylinder, and various springs within the brake, can wear out affecting your ability to stop. The worn components can be easily replaced.
The new brake shoes we put on your vehicle will restore your brakes to manufacturers' specifications. Or, we can install upgraded parts to increase your stopping power and reduce brake noise and brake dust. We have several options to meet your braking requirements and your budget.
Taking care of your brakes keeps them working safely – and you could prevent premature brake repairs down the road. If you would like to view a video for more information on this topic please click here.
Hello Northwest Arkansas today we are talking about disc brakes. Your vehicle weighs several thousand pounds and it can take a lot of force to bring your passengers to a safe stop...so it is important everything is in working order.
The wheel hub keeps your wheel attached to the vehicle. The brake disc-or rotor-is attached to the hub and spins the wheel as you drive. Your brake pads clamp onto the rotor to slow the wheel. The brake caliper straddles the rotor and squeezes the rotor to slow it down. The calipers contain brake pads which rub on the rotor when you step on the brakes. The brake piston causes the calipers to squeeze and release as you use your brakes.
Your vehicle brake pads start to wear the first time you step on the brakes. Eventually the pads are worn out and need to be replaced. If you don't replace brake pads when they are worn out, the metal parts of the brake will grind against the rotor and carve grooves into the surface.
If a scored rotor isn't too bad, your friendly and knowledgeable Kent Rylee Automotive Solutions technician can put the rotor on a lathe and smooth it out. If the grooves are too deep, or if the rotor is warped or cracked, you need to replace it. At Kent Rylee Automotive Solutions, we have been servicing disc brakes for Rogers since 1972.
Servicing disc brakes at Kent Rylee Automotive Solutions in Rogers, AR requires special attention to the mechanical sliding and mounting portions of the system. Your Kent Rylee Automotive Solutions service supplier knows these special needs. Sometimes brake pistons can stick and must be replaced. Typically it's cheaper to replace the entire caliper than to rebuild the piston.
So, there you have it-a brief Kent Rylee Automotive Solutions Guide to how your disc brakes work. Those who replace their brake pads on time will not only keep their vehicle stopping safely, but could save money on unnecessary brake repair down the road. Give us a call at 479-636-3333 2100 S. 8th Street in Rogers, AR for a brake check or click www.kentrylee.com