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Brake Repair Shops Brentwood CA

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.

Tepa Auto Body
(925) 265-7192
640 Garcia Ave
Pittsburg, CA
Hours
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
Sunday Closed
Services
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

Brentwood Muffler & Auto Repair
(925) 634-2200
8362 Brentwood Boulevard
Brentwood, CA
Services
Auto Air Conditioning & Heating Service & Repair, Auto Service & Repair, Auto Emissions Testing & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair
Payment Options
Credit Cards Accepted

DoneRight Automotive Repair
(925) 684-9870
560 Valdry Court%2C Ste. B7
Brentwood, CA
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Trucks Service & Repair, Auto Oil & Lube, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Inspection
Hours
Mon-Fri: 08: 00 AM-05: 00 PM
Payment Options
American Express, MasterCard, VISA, Debit Cards, Discover

Brentwood Tire CO
(925) 516-8700
7885 Brentwood Boulevard
Brentwood, CA
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies
Hours
Mon-Sat

Auto Tek
(925) 778-7251
2201 A Street
Antioch, CA
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Electrical Systems Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies, Auto Glass Retail
Products
Tires, Trucks, RVs, Cars, Foreign & Domestic

Anywhere Automotive
(925) 269-4722
1150 Erickson Rd Ste G
Concord, CA
Hours
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
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Memberships and Certifications
Certifications : ASE
Services
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

City of Brentwood Fleet Services
(925) 516-6017, 001-2004
2201 Elkins Way
Brentwood, CA
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Brentwood Muffler
(925) 634-2101
8362 Brentwood Boulevard
Brentwood, CA
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair

Auto Import Service
(925) 240-0110
150 Middlefield Court%2C %23 C
Brentwood, CA
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair
Hours
Mon-Fri Weekdays

Gumaro's Auto Repair
(925) 779-0398
1705 Auto Center Drive
Antioch, CA
Services
Auto Air Conditioning & Heating Service & Repair, Auto Service & Repair, Auto Emissions Testing & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair
Hours
Mon-Sat
Payment Options
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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

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.

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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...

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