Every time you drive, your brakes work hard. Your brakes can become ineffective over time due to normal wear and tear. Regular maintenance and brake repair are important for your brake system in order to keep it in top condition and to provide safe driving conditions for you and your family.
What makes a brake?
Your vehicle’s brake system consists of a disc (also known as a brake disc, a brake caliper, and the brake pad). It seems that the only thing that occurs inside the car is pushing the brake pedal. The vehicle then stops. The depressed pedal actually sends brake fluid through brake lines, just like a piston in the master cylinder. The brake shoe presses against the brake drum, creating friction as the pistons in your master cylinder are activated. The pressure from your brake pad on your drum will cause your vehicle to roll slower and eventually stop.
This will show you that your brakes run on more than just a pedal on your vehicle’s floor. To make your car stop safely on the road, it takes many factors. It is crucial to ensure that every component of your car works properly by performing preventative auto maintenance.
Why choose a mechanic for brake repair?
Many DIY car owners attempt to repair their brake pads. Although it is one of the easiest fixes you can master, it is important to be able to do it correctly at home. MILLERS recommends that you hire a professional to fix your brakes. While you may be able to save a little money, your vehicle could become unsafe if it isn’t properly fitted or damage to the brake components or caliper during a brake repair.
You should see a mechanic if your brakes seem stuck, squeaking, or taking more pressure to engage.
Price points to consider
Your brake pads will eventually wear out due to friction. This is part of your preventative maintenance routine for your brake system. This means you will need to spend some money in order to keep your vehicle running smoothly and get you home every day safely. How much are you willing to spend on brake repairs?
Depending on which shop you work with, the average cost to replace brake pads is between $100 and $300 per axle. Although this may seem high-priced at the time, consider the alternatives. If the brake pad is not used and causes further damage, the cost to repair or replace it can range from $300 to $800. Some garages may even charge $1000. The cost to replace a brake rod is roughly $406 to $559.
It’s hard to see the big picture when you combine all of these numbers. That is why Miller Brothers Transmission Auto Repair and Body Shop recommends preventative maintenance for our customers. You can check your brakes and make small adjustments such as changing your brake pads. While it comes with a price, it is well worth it in the long term when you consider how much additional money you will spend if your brake pads are not fixed.
All About Engine Repair
Your engine is the heartbeat of your vehicle. If it’s not working properly, you can rest assured that you won’t be moving anytime soon. Proper engine maintenance will ensure that your engine does not overheat on the road or stop at an intersection. A poorly running engine can pose a safety risk to your vehicle and those who live inside.
Although the engine may look like one big car part, it actually has many components that work together to distribute and create energy throughout your vehicle. Miller Brothers Transmission Auto Repair and Body Shop recommend regular engine maintenance to avoid future problems and money drains.
1. Maintaining it Clean: The engine is a vital part of your vehicle’s performance. Without it, your car would not be able to get very far. This is why it’s so important to clean your engine of any debris, dust, or grime. Filters can get blocked over time. Dirt and leaves can blow under your hood and insects can find their way in. A grease that covers your engine can trap heat and make it hard for your engine’s cooling to work properly.
A degreaser will be recommended by your mechanic to clean your engine’s exterior. To remove dust and debris from the engine’s casing, a vacuum tool can also be used. The way your engine is assembled keeps most of the dirt and dust from getting into your engine’s working parts. If you do notice unusual noises, smells, or smoke coming out of your engine compartment, contact your auto mechanic immediately.
2. Spark Plug Service: It is important to clean your spark plug regularly in order to keep dirt and grime from the combustion chamber. Your mechanic will take out the plug lead and clean the area around it. Then, they will use a special cleaner to remove dirt and dust. Although it is a simple task, this can make a huge difference in the performance of your engine.
3. Proper Lubrication: An engine has so many moving parts, it is essential to always have adequate lubrication. Without proper lubrication, friction from many moving parts can cause friction and wear. Sometimes this damage can be irreparable and may require the replacement of one or more components before the engine functions properly again.
Your mechanic will make sure that your crankshaft and piston rings are properly lubricated in order to prevent friction and damage to your vehicle. Your mechanic can also check the seals on certain parts of your engine to ensure a smooth ride.
4. Oil Change: This is a very simple process, but many people put off oil changes until it’s too late. A regular oil change can make a big difference in the performance of your car’s engine and overall vehicle performance. Your oil can get cloudy, sticky and murky over time. This makes it less efficient for your engine’s lubrication system. To ensure your vehicle’s health and optimal oil performance, it is recommended that you have your oil checked every six months or 10,000 miles. Are you unsure if your oil needs to be changed? Miller Brothers Transmission Auto Repair and Body Shop can help you determine if your oil needs to be changed.
It is best to make an appointment with your mechanic if you suspect that your engine may be having problems. An engine problem that is not addressed promptly will cause more damage. A simple fix may become a costly one.
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What our customers have to say:
The Owner and employees at Miller Brothers were very nice on the phone and easy to work with in person. I will use them again. In order to get the back gate on my minivan replaced in Knoxville at a popular Chevy dealership was a 12 week wait. Once I called this shop, they got me in the following week and only had my car for a total of two weeks. Most of that time was waiting for a replacement gate to come in or for the Owner to struggle with my insurance company. The Owner went to bat for me with my insurance company to get the repair done right the first time. Thank you Michael Cardin for that. My suggestion, is you check with your favorite mechanic or body shop so that when you need insurance work down, in the future, you will be prepared with an insurance company that will work with your chosen mechanic. I will be changing my company to a different one when my renewal comes around.
Miller Brothers was fantastic from start to finish with our accident repair. Open communication, kept us updated on progress and communicated with adjuster, even sent us pictures. I highly recommend Miller Brothers!!! Thank you for taking good care of us!
After taking my car to a different shop after an accident and having nothing but issues I was referred to Miller Brothers and worked with Randy. Then my insurance was causing issues and then the owner Michael got it resolved for me! My car looks great, you would never know anything happened, and they left it cleaner than when I brought it in! Would use them again if needed.
Miller Brothers Transmission Auto Repair and Body Shop
7123 Tazewell Pike
Corryton, TN 37721
Serving Knoxville, TN and Knox County
Service areas include: All of Knox County, Corryton, Fountain City, Halls Crossroads, Powell and Knoxville