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5 Tips for Getting More Miles out of your Brakes

By | December 5th, 2016|Auto Repair Articles, Brakes|

Your car has a number of “normal-wear” items: things like tires and belts… components that are designed to wear out over time. One of the more familiar normal-wear items is the brakes. They’re designed to wear out as they create friction to slow your car. So, eventually, your car’s brakes [...]

Water In Your Car’s Transmission? Avoiding The Water Hazards

By | May 11th, 2016|Auto Repair Articles, Brakes, General Repair, Tire and Suspension, Transmission Articles|

Water And Car Transmission's Don't Mix Every time you watch the news lately, it seems some area is flooding. Texas just went through the worst flooding in recorded history, causing damage will end up costing billions to repair. But housing and road damage are only a part of the effects [...]

How Anti-Lock Brakes Work: Understanding Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)

By | April 25th, 2016|Auto Repair Articles, Brakes|

If your car was built in the last 10 years or so, it probably has “ABS” — Antilock Brake System. That sounds impressive, but what exactly is an anti-lock brake system? How do anti-lock brakes work? And how does it affect you? Contrary to popular belief, ABS doesn’t necessarily stop [...]

Changing Your Brake Fluid – Brake Fluid Replacement

By | March 28th, 2016|Auto Repair Articles, Brakes, Cottman Man Educational Video Series|

If you need extra help with a brake fluid change contact your local Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care today!

Need New Brakes? – Reasons To Have Your Brakes Checked

By | January 28th, 2016|Auto Repair Articles, Brakes, Cottman Man Educational Video Series, General Repair, Maintenance|

If you think you might need a brake replacement, or would like to get your brakes checked, contact your local Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care today!

Why Change Your Brake Fluid? Your ABS will thank you.

By | December 8th, 2015|Auto Repair Articles, Brakes|

You already know the importance of changing your car’s engine oil, and you’re likely familiar with the value of changing the transmission fluid and even the coolant. But brake fluid? Why would you change your brake fluid? Brake Fluid Flushes Can Save You Money Turns out it’s a real service with [...]

Wondering If You Need New Brakes? – How To Identify Brake Problems

By | March 6th, 2015|Auto Repair Articles, Brakes|

Brakes are a critical part of your driving safety, so if there’s a problem with your brakes, you need to know it. You might even be at a point where you need new brakes. Your Cottman center can help analyze your brakes and make sure they’re in like-new condition. Generally speaking, [...]

Car Pulls When Braking – Why Does It Do That?

By | January 7th, 2015|Auto Repair Articles, Brakes|

This is usually an indication of something wrong in the brake system. It could be as simple as air in the brake lines, or something more involved, like a rusted caliper or contaminated brake linings. Brake System Services The important thing is to have your car checked right away to [...]

Is there any way to fix squealing brakes?

By | January 7th, 2015|Auto Repair Articles, Brakes|

Sure, but the exact repair depends on what’s causing the squeaking. It could be that the brakes are worn down and the wear indicators are hitting the rotors. In that case, you’ll need a basic brake job. Brake Pad Problems Another possibility is a vibration in the pads. This can [...]

Should I be worried about a grinding noise when I apply the brakes?

By | January 7th, 2015|Auto Repair Articles, Brakes|

Yes. A grinding noise usually indicates the brakes have worn out and the metal backings are grinding into the rotors or drums. This is causing a lot of brake damage and is a precursor to brake failure. Brake Repair Service Get your car into your local Cottman center right away; [...]