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Do Rotors Always Need to Be Resurfaced When You Are Having Your Brakes Done?

When your brakes are screeching or squealing, you likely need to have your brakes done. Typically when your brakes are done, the pads or shoes are replaced. In some instances, your rotors may also need to be resurfaced or replaced. If it seems like a shop is recommending you resurface or replace your rotors every time the shoes are replaced, you may find yourself wondering if this is normal. Here are a few questions you may have about whether your rotors need to be resurfaced every time your brakes are done.

Your Car's Yearly Check-up: Don't Wait Until Something Goes Wrong to Bring it to the Auto Shop

Don't wait until your car starts making noise to take it in for a checkup. 

Gear Up For Spring With A Tune-up For Your Car

Winters in Hastings, Minnesota -- and the surrounding areas -- are notoriously difficult for everyone to experience. Did you ever stop to think about the toll such frigid weather takes on your vehicle? Even though it might be hard to believe right now, according to the calendar, spring -- and with it warmer weather! -- is right around the corner.

Do You Know What To Do If Your Brakes Fail?

When driving, one of the scariest things to think about is your brakes failing at any given moment in time. Whether it happens or not, it is terrifying to think about. While you hope it never happens to you, it's always best to be prepared for anything and everything. Here are a few steps that you need to remember to take if your brakes ever go out on you while driving.

How To Tell It's Time You Need Auto Exhaust Repair

Your vehicle's exhaust system is probably one of the most hard-working components of your car. It helps to reduce noise from the engine, increases vehicle performance and keeps toxic fumes away from you, your passengers and the engine. Unfortunately, is your exhaust system begins to leak, it can cause it to work much harder than it should be, which puts strain on the engine, reduces fuel efficiency and puts you and your passengers at risk.

How to Keep Your Car in Tip Top Condition

If you want your vehicle to get you from point A to point B you have to take care of it. This requires you to take your car or truck to more than the oil change shops or to a brakes shop or have tune ups more than once every few years. If you take good care of your vehicle, it should last a long time. Here are some tips to do just that.

Your One Stop Auto Repair Shop

AA Auto Tech is your one stop auto repair shop. There’s no need to take your vehicle to several different auto repair shops. Not when AA Auto Tech has highly skilled technicians you can count on, for all your vehicles repairs and preventive maintenance.

Snow Tires Make A Big Difference!

Snow tires are manufactured with more natural rubber and less synthetic rubber. The benefit is that snow tires remain flexible at colder temperatures, and are thus able to grip the road better than regular street tires. The key is their cold weather interaction. These are not mud tires that are designed to take you off-road at a tractor pull. These are tires that are designed to make driving safer during the colder months of the year. Auto tires that have a higher concentration of synthetic rubber become stiff and unbending during cold weather driving. 

When To Change Your Brakes?

Brakes every car needs them. When do you know if your car needs brake replacement? Many manufacturers suggest that brake replacement occur at various mileage. Sometimes that is 30,000 miles and others may be 100,000 miles. Why the big difference in mileage? Drivers drive differently and under different conditions both of which impact the life of brakes. So the easy answer is a yearly break inspection timed when you switch from all weather tires to snow tires.

Synthetic Vs Regular Motor Oil

Your engine is made up of not just moving parts, but moving parts that must work in conjunction with all the other moving parts. To make this happy, oil is used to keep the parts from wearing down. When your engine heats up traditional motor oil begins to break down. If your engine should overheat, then the rate at which traditional breaks down increase. Switching from a standard oil change to synthetic oil helps to do a few things:


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