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What is the difference between a Brake Flush and a Brake Bleed?

What is the difference between a Brake Flush and a Brake Bleed?

What is the difference between a Brake Flush and a Brake Bleed? There are two types of brake fluid service procedures: bleeding and flushing. Paul Campanella’s Auto and Tire Centers recommend a flush as the best way to service your brake fluid. Let’s look at both and see which makes more sense for you. Bleeding your Brake System: The bleeding process involves manually pumping enough new fluid through your brake lines to simply eliminate any air that may be in them. The vehicle’s four brakes are bled individually.] Flushing your Brake System: The brake flushing process goes a step beyond. Flushing fully replaces all of your old brake fluid with new clean fluid. This procedure is done with a flushing ma ... read more

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Are Coated Rotors Worth the Extra Money?

Are Coated Rotors Worth the Extra Money?

Are coated rotors worth it? The primary purpose of a brake rotor is to slow your vehicle. The friction created by the pads against the rotors help to stop car movement in emergency situations and when you want to park. The reason for coating rotors is to prevent rust from forming on the rotor. If rust is allowed to form, it will eat away at the metal and cause chunks of material to break off.  While coated rotors do cost an additional amount, they are more durable and will last longer than uncoated rotors. If you looking to spend less money on replacement parts in the long run, come to Paul Campanella's Auto and Tire Center and have us coat your rotors

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What is a Brake Fade and How do you Avoid it from Happening?

What is a Brake Fade and How do you Avoid it from Happening?

What is a Brake Fade? For a vehicle to slow down, the brake pad and the rotor need to create a friction in the braking system. When this friction does not occur, it is referred to as a “brake fade”. Brake fade is commonly caused by overheating from overuse of your brakes. Some drivers will put their foot on the brake pedal and continuously apply pressure. As a result of the constant friction, an enormous amount of heat will be produced, which in turn can cause the brake pads or rotors to stop working. If you are driving and experience any of these brake fade symptoms, attempt to bring your vehicle to a complete stop, wait 10 minutes and then slowly test your brakes. Next steps? Contact Paul Campanella’s Auto and Tire Center for a complete brake system inspection

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