Car Repair

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We all love upgrading our vehicles but, when using our vehicles, they will eventually break down, it doesn’t matter if it’s a factory stock vehicle or a completely modified monster, the break downs will happen, so here at Vibrance Auto we are the one stop shop for everything from upgrades, to maintenance to repairs! The scope of the work we do here includes work on all major and minor components of the vehicle

We service and repair:

Check engine lights

Fuel Systems

Braking systems

Suspension systems

Wheels and tires

Power steering systems

Cooling systems

Air conditioning systems

Transmissions

Wiring system repair

Engine work

Much more!

 

We want to be the place you think of when it comes to anything automotive, from Car stereos to spark plugs so we offer a variety of services to help accomplish what you need. We are more than happy to be your go to place, so we provide quotes for anything you might be needing. If you’re not sure what’s wrong, we also offer diagnostic services to help identify and see what has gone wrong and help create a plan of attack to fix it! We also try to be price conscious and make sure we can do it at the best value to you, not always by using the cheapest parts, but by using the best valued parts for the price you pay. Whenever we make a repair we want to make sure the parts used are going to last and perform for many years to come hopefully saving you money in the long run.

Diagnostics: we like to do comprehensive diagnostics when it comes to seeing what issue your vehicle is facing. If it something simple, we will do basic checks and visual inspections for little to no cost. If it requires more time and an in-depth look, we charge 85$ an hour to figure out what is going on, we try to cap our diagnostic time 2-3 hours to save you money. Typically, anything that requires over 3 hours of diagnostic time most likely requires a dealership with specialized specific tools and will recommend you to them to help in saving you money. Anything we cannot do we will help find you the proper people to resolve your problem, as well as help facilitate any new relationships needed to get the job done, we will even help leverage our relationships to help get you the best prices on external work   to make sure the problem you came in to get fixed gets resolved.

Repair: We use universally recognized labor times to estimate labor costs, we want to make sure that when you ask us for a quote we are able to give you the most fair rate possible by using standard repair times as quoted by manufacturers specs, tie this to our lower than average industry labor rates we tend to be the best deal in town. Even if we arent the lowest quote we assure you we will be the best value for your dollar in the service you receive.

Do my breaks need repaired?

By | Diagnostic

Signs Your Vehicles Brakes May Need Service or Repair

The best way to ensure your vehicle maintenance stays as inexpensive and pain free as possible is being able to see and recognize potential issues prior to them becoming a real issue. The braking system is arguable one of the most important safety systems on your vehicle so being able to recognize issues that are slowly arising before they become a big issue is key! You also don’t need to be a braking system expert to see and identify the signs, you just have to be able to recognize some of these common symptoms.

Pulling from side to side under braking:

If your vehicle seems to want to jerk or pull in a particular direction under braking you may likely be experiencing a braking issue, your vehicle is designed to apply brake pressure evenly under normal braking conditions so if it isn’t you may need to get your vehicles brakes adjusted to correct any braking issues. In some occasions simply adding more fluid may solve the problem, having it checked out is a good idea though.

Vibration under braking:

If you begin to notice minor to heavy pulsing or vibration under braking in the brake pedal itself or in the steering wheel while under braking you may have worn our brake rotors, rotors over time can wear down or warp causing a non-flush surface to apply the pad onto, this can cause your braking system to act abnormally. This is normally a job for a technician to check out and replace worn out parts.

Noises from the braking system:

Under breaking the brake system should be fairly quiet, if you begin to notice screeching, squeaking or even grinding like noises these noises can be something as simple as a wear indicator telling you the brake pads may be low. On the flip side it could be indicating that your brake shoes or pads are improperly wearing, or seated meaning they need to be serviced. Getting your brakes checked out for this is a good idea as they may not be performing at optimal performance. as a side note waiting for brake noise is not a good indicator of break wear, breaks should be inspected periodically to ensure healthy wear, front breaks do tend to have a wear indicator which makes noise when low. Rear breaks however do not, so do not wait for noise to tell you breaks need work.

Breaks that feel Squishy or all around less effective:

If your braking system feels compromised in any way by providing a brake pedal that travels much further than usual to brake the same distance, this is an indicator of a potentially dangerous vehicle to drive. Though the issues this may represent, may be simple as glazing of the brake pads or rotors (the braking surfaces become like glass and smooth) or something more important like a failing brake cylinder or pump. This is an issue that should certainly be taken to a technician to be properly diagnosed.

 

 

Caring for your braking system is a simple process that just needs occasional maintenance and a watchful eye. As long as you keep an eye on it and keep it properly maintained your vehicle should stop on a dime every time!