Brake Repair Shops Brentwood CA
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Alignments, Body Shops, Detailing, Painting, Rustproofing, Custom Work, Paintless Dent Removal, Pre Purchase Inspections, Welding
Service Types and Repair
Auto Aluminum, Auto Fiberglass, Auto Frame, Auto Glass, Auto Unibody, Collision, Dent, Post Inspections, Suspension, Towing, Wheel and Reconditioning
Auto Service & Repair, Trucks Service & Repair, Auto Oil & Lube, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Inspection
Mon-Fri: 08: 00 AM-05: 00 PM
American Express, MasterCard, VISA, Debit Cards, Discover
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Electrical Systems Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies, Auto Glass Retail
Tires, Trucks, RVs, Cars, Foreign & Domestic
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Memberships and Certifications
Certifications : ASE
Air Conditioning/Heating, Alignment, Alternator, Battery, Belts & Hoses, Catalytic Converter, Clutch Cylinder, Cooling System, Diagnostics, Drive Belt, Electrical System, Exhaust Systems, Filters & Fluids, Fuel Injector, Fuel Pump, Fuel System, Head Gasket, Headlight/Headlamp, High Performance Service, Ignition, Inspection, Muffler, Oil Pan, Oil Pump, Oxygen Sensor, Parts, Radiator, Restoration Service, Shocks & Struts, Spark Plugs, Starter, Thermostat, Timing Belt, Tune-Up, Water Pump, Window M
Service Types and Repair
Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Auto Clutch, Auto Drivetrain, Auto Engine, Auto Interior, Auto, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Classic Car, Diesel Engine, Dodge, Emergency Auto, Exotic Car, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Harley Davidson, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Motorcycle/ATV, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Porsche, RV/Bus, Saab, Saturn, Small Engine, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Truck, Volkswagen, Volvo
Auto Air Conditioning & Heating Service & Repair, Auto Service & Repair, Auto Emissions Testing & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair
Credit Cards Accepted
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies
Blue Seal Certified
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
Auto Air Conditioning & Heating Service & Repair, Auto Service & Repair, Auto Emissions Testing & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair
Brakes, Fuses and Headlights
Last week in Part 1 of Grease Monkey we talked about Oil and Transmission Changes and Radiator Flushes.
Car a little slow to brake? Turn signal blinking rapidly? Find out when doing it yourself is the smart choice and when it's time to hand over the dough.
In this guide, we’ll help you make sense of all the messy jobs that a mechanic does, and a few things that you can do to save a few bucks -- without wasting your precious time, so you can get back to playing -- er, training -- on your Wii.
By Jesse Stern
Brakes are important. They stop your car. They can help prevent lawsuits, bruises, hospital bills, stitches, and Breaking your Mother's Heart. To determine whether to Do it Yourself or Pay a Mechanic, take this simple True/False quiz:
- I wear flannel shirts with the sleeves cut off (T/F)
- I have an older brother, or close friend, named Scooter (T/F)
- I carry, and/or blow my nose into, a cloth handkerchief (T/F)
If you answered "True" to any of these questions, you might be qualified to fix your own brakes. Otherwise....
Verdict: Pay a Mechanic!
No matter who fixes your brakes, buy the most expensive brake pads that you can reasonably afford. They will last longer, and could save your life.
Do It Yourself:
Basically, it involves removing the wheels, swapping out the brake pads, and draining air from the brake lines, a process known as "bleeding." You will need Scooter for this, because one person has to pump the brakes while the other closes off the brake line.
Pay a Mechanic:
If you replace your brake pads when you should, the rotors (metal discs that help create car-stopping friction) should be clean and smooth. If not, they will be scored, and look like the grooves on an LP∗. If the rotors are scored, you will have to have them "turned", which means "ground smooth", using a special machine. With decent brakes, the pads and labor should cost you around $100-200. If you need to to turn the rotors, add another couple hundred bucks to the price tag.
∗ Note to non-DJ's and people under 25: an LP is a black disc made of vinyl, sort of an early version of the CD∗∗. The grooves on the LP, when scratched with a needle, created sound.
∗∗ Note to people under 20: a CD is a shiny silver disc, sort of like a single-album iPod.
Tip: If your brakes start to squeal or make a grinding noise when you slow down, this could mean the pads are wearing thin. Check them right away, and replace if necessary.
Fuses and Headlights and Such
Most of these basic problems can be solved easily with some pocket change and a trip to the parts store. There is simply no need to pay a mechanic for this. Like changing a flat, everyone should know how to identify and change a blown fuse.
Verdict: Do it Yourself!
No headlights? No wipers? No radio? No blinkers? Probably a fuse. Find your fuse box and consult the diagram (in the fuse box or in your car’s owner’s manual), to figure o...
Sacramento International Auto Show
Dates: 10/17/2014 – 10/19/2014
Cal Expo State Fairgrounds Sacramento
Sacramento International Auto Show will take place in Sacramento, United States Of America for a period of three days. This international expo will be attended by leading manufacturers and suppliers of cars and vehicles. By attending this expo these manufacturers and suppliers will get an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience with each other. The importance and value of fuel cell vehicles and fuel technologies will also be highlighted in this event. Sacramento International Auto Show aims to bring some positive and contemporary changes in the automotive industry. These changes will be of great help for the automotive industry professionals to expand their business. This expo will also bring forward major ways of bringing some changes in the automotive industry.
Abilities Expo San Jose
Dates: 11/21/2014 – 11/23/2014
San Jose McEnery Convention Center San Jose
150 West San Carlos Street
Abilities Expo San Jose will see participants from all walks of life. They could be NGOs or they could be the physically people themselves along with their friends and families along with healthcare professionals and seniors. There will be free workshops and fun shows at the event. The event will see to it that with modern day end products the to be available at the event makes the life of the physically challenged people more convenient.Abilities Expo San Jose will have trainers and therapists at the event for the benefit of the friends and families of the physically challenged people. The event is slated to be a success.
Wynton Marsalis, JLCO, March 23, SFJAZZ Concert Hall (EVENT SOLD OUT, NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Dates: 3/23/2014 – 3/23/2014
201 Franklin St
San Francisco Bay Area Section MCBA
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis, is made up of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music today.
Contra Costa Cruise
Dates: 3/15/2014 – 3/15/2014
Panera Bread Concord
The Willows Shopping Center, 1975 Diamond Blvd
Z Owners of Northern California
SAMOA Monthly Club Meeting
Dates: 3/13/2014 – 3/13/2014
Black Bear Diner Sacramento
2700 El Centro Road
Sacramento Area Miata Owners Association (SAMOA)