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919-772-4727 | 2633 Benson Rd Garner, NC 27529

Stop and Check Your Brakes

Stop and Check Your Brakes

Brake Safety Awareness Month in August is the perfect time to have your brakes checked to make sure they are in safe working condition before summer ends and the school year starts, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

Brakes are a normal wear item for any car and eventually they're going to need to be replaced. A vehicle's braking system should be checked at least once a year and a thorough inspection should include brake lining wear, brake fluid level, rotor thickness, condition of hoses and brake lines, brake and dash warning lights, as well as taking the car for a test drive to detect other potential brake system problems.

A properly operating brake system helps ensure safe vehicle operation and control under a variety of driving conditions. Motorists can put a stop to any potential brake system problems by recognizing the signs and symptoms that their brake system may need maintenance or repair.

If your car is pulling to the left or right, or if you hear odd noises when you apply the brakes, they should be inspected. Other warning signs include an illuminated brake warning light, brake grabbing, low pedal feel, vibration, hard pedal feel and squealing.

Several factors affect brake wear including driving habits, operating conditions, vehicle type and the quality of the brake lining material. Never put off routine brake inspections or any needed repair, such as letting the brakes get to the "metal-to-metal" point, which can be potentially dangerous and lead to a more costly repair bill.

To help you learn more about auto care and brake repair, visit www.carcare.org to view the popular 80-page Car Care Guide.

Source: Car Care Council

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I have used Larry Estes body shop four times over the last 3 years. I have always found them to be very good in regards to the work on my cars. They are also very professional. They have fixed a Buick, Lexus, BMW and recently a Mini. All come out looking and driving great! It is no fun to wreck a car, but I am glad these folks are around to fix them!

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Wow! My Ford Expedition looks brand new! I have no idea what Estes Body Shop did to make the vehicle new again. I took it in to get the rear bumper repaired and repainted. I was not expecting the entire vehicle to be so sparkling-new. I would love to know how they washed it. The job was finished within the time frame they promised and I highly recommend them to anyone who needs auto body work!

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I took my son's 2000 corvette to have my passenger side painted after an accident. Larry and the whole staff treated me great answered all of are questions and the car came out perfect. If you need your car repaired I recommend Larry Estes body shop in Garner NC.

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Great work on our vehicle and staff was very helpful.

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