Is it time to get those brakes checked? Good news! The certified technicians at Ina Auto Service are here to help!

Looks ok from here, why should I get a brake inspection?

Even when things look ok from outside, that doesn’t mean your brakes are performing at their best.

Here are just a few common occurrences we look for during a routine brake inspection.

  • Tapered wear – Worn caliper hardware.
  • One pad worn, or uneven pad wear – Brake Caliper or piston hanging up.
  • Grooved surfaces – Problems with the brake rotors.
  • Chipped surfaces – Excessive heat buildup.

A routine inspection of your entire brake system will ensure everything is working properly, keeping you and your passengers safe on the road.

Time for a wheel alignment? It’s just about Spring, most of us spend more time on the road during the nicer weather. There are also lots of potholes from those pesky snow plows carving up the road.

  • Keep an eye out for these signs of alignment issues:
  • Uneven or rapid tire wear.
  • Steering wheel off center when driving straight.
  • Noisy Steering.
  • Pulling to the right or left when driving.
  • Squealing tires.

Most automotive technicians also recommend an alignment once a year or every 12,000kms.

The most common pre mature tire wear signs are excessive shoulder wear, inner tread wear, or inner camber wear. What does this mean? How can you avoid it? Let’s look into the different more common reasons for these wear patterns.

1. IMPROPER INFLATION (PSI)

When a tire is improperly inflated, there is a good chance it will start to wear quicker and/or unevenly. When vehicle manufacturers specify the inflation pressures for for your vehicle, it is designed to optimize performance, improve comfort, handling, fuel economy and tire wear. Now that’s a lot to think about!

?How can this be avoided? Have your tires checked by one of our service staff or technicians anytime, NO CHARGE!

2. WHEEL ALIGNMENT REQUIRED

A Wheel Alignment refers to the adjustment of the vehicle’s steering and suspension components. It is not an adjustment of the tires or wheels themselves. Improper tire alignment can cause your tires to wear unevenly and prematurely.

?How can this be avoided? Make an appointment to have your alignment checked by one of our experienced technicians.

3. WORN/LOOSE STEERING OR SUSPENSION PARTS

Any worn out steering or suspension components can eventually pre maturely wear your tires inner or outer edges.

?How can this be avoided? Our trained technicians can monitor all of your steering and suspension components during our complimentary inspection with routine maintenance.

Of course, there are other reasons your tires can wear out, but let’s save that for another Wednesday. For now, if you ever see any strange wear patterns on your tires, our technicians and front service staff will always be around to have a look!

Whether you are in need of a tire change over, leak repair, new tire purchase, or even a question about tires. Please call, message or email anytime with any questions or enquiries.

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