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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Car Maintenance Tip 3: Never Put Off A Brake Inspection

Car Maintenance Tip 3: Never Put Off A Brake Inspection

As far as safety systems go, your vehicle’s brake system is by far the most important. The functionality and operation of your car’s brake system hinges on following through with routine maintenance. It’s imperative that you schedule routine inspections and attend to any needed repairs to ensure your car continues to work as designed. Brakes are one of the many parts in your car that experience normal wear-and-tear from regular driving and, for both safety and performance reasons, will ultimately need replacing. Scheduling regular brake service and maintenance helps brakes avoid reaching the “metal-on-metal” stage, thus preventing you from facing potential costly rotor or drum replacements. What to Watch For Even though there isn’t a specified time period for when or how often you should have your brakes serviced, there are some general signals that should help you determine if your car issue is related to your brake ... read more

Classic Car Restoration Project: Kim’s ’65 Chevy Nova

Classic Car Restoration Project: Kim’s ’65 Chevy Nova

Concerned about a loud squeaking and clunking noise on her 1965 Chevy Nova, Kim was referred to B&W Service Center. After a thorough inspection of the suspension and brake systems, our team recommended an upgrade to both systems Suspension System To improve the handling of the vehicle, we installed a suspension and steering upgrade kit, which included: Front and rear suspension bushings Tie rods inner tie rod and outer tie rod ends Upper and lower ball joints Front coil springs Rear leaf spring bushings Coil springs saddles and bushings Connecting sleeves Upper and lower control arms Upper and lower control arm bushings Idler and pitman arm Rear shackle bushings 4 wheel alignment Brake System Upon the completion of the suspensions upgrade, Kim consulted our team regarding the conversion of the brake sy ... read more

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