Rick's Auto Service

Mishawaka Auto Repair

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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Some cold weather checks.

Some cold weather checks.

At "Ricks Auto Service" we have some tips to pass on. We haven't had much snow here yet so people are putting off buying "tires" for their "cars and trucks". "Wiper blades" should be inspected and replaced before the snow really sets in. All your "car fluid levels" should be inspected and flushed as required in order to have some sense of security with bad weather here to stay. One last thing that needs inspection is your "car battery" When was the last time the "car battery" was replaced? However you celebrate New Years Eve whether you stay home or go out be smart and safe. Happy New Year from Ricks Auto Service. smart and safe. Happy New Year from Ricks Auto Service

My brakes are making a noise

My brakes are making a noise

Some Brake noises are normal, while others indicate problems requiring service. This is what the noises could mean: Grinding When caused by rust building on the rotors, it's of little concern. The buildup can usually be removed, or sometimes it disappears after a few stops. If grinding persists, the problem could be more serious and should be addressed immediately. Loud Squeals Disc brakes with wear indicators may produce a squeal, indicating it’s time to change the pads Trace squeaks or squeals Semi-metallic brake linings can emit sound. Rain, humidity or cold brakes could be the source. If the problem persists, have the brakes checked. Clicking Sometimes accompanied by a slight pulsing in the brake pedal at low speeds, it’s most likely the Anti-lock Braking System performing a harmless self-check ... read more