Ceramic Brake Pads

December 11, 2009

Safety is something everybody is concerned with and no matter how much we try to exercise utmost care in driving, accidents still do happen wherever you might be, with whatever car you might be driving. One of the common reasons of which, is brake failure.

While brake failures can not be entirely avoided, routinely checking one’s brake systems can help greatly in preventing car accidents in the future.

Disk brakes are devices used to help a car slow down or completely reach a stop. Usually made out of ceramic composites or cast iron, disc brakes operate on the principle of applied friction mechanically forced down on both sides of the disc. The applied friction, in turn, causes the disc to slow down or completely reach a stop.
What are ceramic brake pads?

Ceramic brake pads have made a name and are among the more popular varieties of brake pads today. They were introduced in the early 90’s as a replacement for the semi-metallic pads that were then used. Ceramic brake pads were created by vehicle manufacturers to address complaints about other types of brake pads.
Benefits of Ceramic Brake Pads

Ceramic brake pads efficiently control noise and are more popular because of their durability. They are made out of quality materials that last longer, hence, require replacement less. Because of their quality, they are also known to extend the life of a car’s brake system compared to other brake pads.

Another more prominent feature of ceramic brake pads is that they can minimize the amount of brake dust that accumulates on the wheels. While all pads produce dust during use, ceramic brake pads produce less noticeable light colored dust. And unlike those produced by other brake pads, dust produced by ceramic brake pads do not stick to your car’s wheels.

Seven Things You Should Know About Auto Brake Repair

December 11, 2009

Safety is a very important issue when it comes to you and your family. That’s why whenever you think you have an auto brake problem, heading to an auto brake repair shop for a mechanic is the first step you should take.
But looking for the perfect auto mechanic is as important as how safe you want yourself and your family to be. This is because you want your mechanic to share with you the same concern you have for you and your family’s safety. That’s why we’ve provided below, guidelines about what you should know and what to discuss with your auto brake mechanic.
1. Ask you’re mechanic to clean all the components to make sure it’s both dust-free and squeak-free.
2. Bolts, including lug nuts, must have an anti-seize compound added to the threads to prevent corrosion
3. Anti-squeak compounds must be used on the brake pad’s back.

Using anti-squeak (or anti-squeal as some put it) prevents vibration in the long run. Anti-squeak compounds are available in paste and spray forms.
4. If you’re mechanic tells you that brake pads, or any other parts have been replaced, insist that you see them. That way, you’re sure you’re paying for something that has really been replaced.
5. Getting your car serviced at National brake shops isn’t a bad choice. Some shops even do only brakes and that means brakes are their specialty. Before you head to a repair shop, try asking around for advice and you’ll surely get ideas about where to go and who to approach.
6. Decide whether lifetime brake pads are really worth the investment. Sure, they could actually last a lifetime but do you really have to buy brake pads that do last a lifetime? Bear in mind that lifetime brake pads are harder and will wear down the rotors in the long run and it seems to be more practical to change brake pads than change rotors every now and then.

7. Be aware of brake jobs that are very cheap. Some salesman might even go to the lengths of checking other parts that allegedly have to be checked, and if they do find some, charge for these parts at a higher price. You can get brakes on any budget.
Research is your best bet before you take your car to the next auto repair shop. Check online for reviews about which product you might want your mechanic to use and also remember to check for alternatives. That way, should your desired product be unavailable, you could always point out other products instead. It wouldn’t hurt to check different car repair centers and ask people about what shops they recommend.

Budget Brakes Press Release – Oct, 13 2009

December 11, 2009

BUDGET BRAKES OFFER LOW PRICES WHICH PROVIDES COMPETITVE EDGE

NASHVILLE, TN. – At a time when everyone wants something for a little less, Budget Brakes is offering top notch service and parts at affordable prices.

As their name suggests, Budget Brakes specializes in giving customers complete brake jobs at a price that won’t cause their cash flow to grind to a halt. Budget Brakes will give customers a complete brake job, with a lifetime warranty starting at the incredibly low price of just $78; a rate 40% lower than other comparable chains.

“We provide the same service as Midas, Goodyear, Pep Boys, or Firestone – we just do it for a lot less,” said Michael Palazzolo, owner and founder of Budget Brakes.

What’s the secret to customer satisfaction and prices like these?

“It’s about taking care of the customer, “said Palazzolo. “It’s very simple. We have the best parts and the best service – and we do it for the lowest price. Why get your hands dirty when you can get your car worked on for a price like this?”

Unlike other do-it-all chains, Budget Brakes stays close to their specialty. The chain has become known for discount brakes, resulting in thousands of satisfied customers.

“We actually have an edge because we’re doing brakes, all the time,” said Palazzolo. “It’s the majority of what we do, so we have a real expertise.”

Customers can also make appointments from the convenience of their own home – www.budgetbrakes.com offers online appointments. By visiting the site, the customer can easily find a close location and book an appointment, saving the ordinary hassle of the auto shop waiting room.

The website offers numerous specials and online discounts and customers can sign up online to receive regular printable coupons

The Nashville, Tennessee based company was founded by Michael Palazzolo and Steve Ryan and currently has 15 locations; having recently opened in Pensacola, Florida. For more information, or to book an appointment today, visit www.budgetbrakes.com.

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