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Did you know that your the parking brake ALSO serves as your emergency brake and can be used if your normal stopping power is compromised. With the road salt from Minnesota winters, it is not uncommon for us to find rusted/broken brake lines and severely diminished braking on MN vehicles. If you’ve ever found yourself pushing the brake pedal only to feel it go limp and straight to the floor (because a rusty brake line just broke), the importance of your emergency brake just became that much more evident since it could’ve been used as a secondary brake! It seems evident that you’ll want your emergency brake operational when you need it most. However, most drivers disregard their parking brake and never use it. Aside from causing undue wear inside the transmission 😬, neglecting to regularly use the parking brake can lead to premature parking brake component failure (it’s a “use it or lose it” type situation). So our recommendation is to regularly use your parking brake so that it remains functional as an emergency brake and can be trusted when you need it most. Back to that “use it or lose it” thing... The first photo above is of parking brake shoes that are severely corroded to the extent that the emergency/parking brake would not have worked if the driver needed them. We replaced the shoes and hardware to ensure that this emergency/parking brake will work from now on. 😀 ...
Hey Jordan Public Schools teachers & staff - in honor of #teacherappreciationweek, we just want to remind you that we'll come and get your car while you work as a THANK YOU for all you do for our students and our community. We appreciate you! 🙌🏻 ❤️🎉👩🏫👨🏫 Schedule your appointment today! 434-426-2017 OR visit bit.ly/2J508cF
Addressing some timing chain issues on a Pontiac G5 today... this engine made a rattle noise when first started in the mornings. It also had fault codes P0016 and P0017 for camshaft/crankshaft correlation issues. The Ecotec 2.2L is known for timing chain stretch and other timing component failures. While disassembling the engine, we found the upper chain guide had lost its plastic bushing and the chain was wearing into the metal guide 😬. We also suspect the tensioner was loosing its ability to hold oil and keep tension on the chain (you can see the slack in the old chain in the first photo). Timing chain failure can cause extensive engine damage, so getting these issues taken care of will allow this engine to live to see another day and hopefully many more miles into the future 😀. ...