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The AskPatty.com, Inc Auto Report: Rotor Problems

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 29th, 2015 1:22pm

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your vehicle. Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in less contact surface for the brake pads, leaving you with reduced braking power. Over time and miles, rotors can also wear down below safe specifications. It is critical for ...


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Put On The Brakes: Brake Service At AskPatty.com, Inc

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 17th, 2015 5:48pm

When it comes to preventive maintenance and car care, most Thousand Oaks auto owners know how vital it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order. The pads and shoes are known as the friction materials in the brake system. They push together, providing friction, which stops the vehicle. ...


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Hitting The Brakes In Thousand Oaks

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 19th, 2014 10:26am

Your browser does not support video Safety should always be a vital element of your car care. So even if you don’t care about how your car looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself — and other Thousand Oaks drivers — on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes. Brakes need a regular inspection. There are vital parts that wear out or wear down, and ...


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Hitting The Brakes In san diego

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 28th, 2013 11:59am

Hello Thousand Oaks, let's talk about brakes. Braking, as all CA auto owners know, is slowing or stopping your vehicle. As you can imagine, brakes are engineered to work well on a particular vehicle application. For example, you would expect more powerful brakes on a heavy-duty pickup that routinely hauls big loads and pulls trailers, than you would on a compact car. And a Corvette that can go over 180 miles per hour ...


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Put the brakes on costly car maintenance - Daily Herald

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 6th, 2011 7:24pm

How much have you spent on car maintenance in the last year?  The average household is in for about $700 a year after all is said and done, according to Consumer Reports. ... Read More!


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Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 26th, 2011 1:28pm

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Los Angeles area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem, and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first indication that something's wrong with the brakes is an unusual sound. It could be a squeal, chatter or grinding sound. Some brake pads ...


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Brake Service

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 12th, 2010 4:10pm

Brakes really aren't optional equipment. And taking care of them isn't optional either. A regular brake inspection is on every car's maintenance schedule. An inspection will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems. Of course, if you're having trouble with your brakes, get your car into a Thousand Oaks or los angeles service center right away. And watch out for these problems: Low or spongy ...


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Expert Advise from AskPatty.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 1st, 2010 7:49pm

  AskPatty.com's Expert Women answer questions about car care and trouble shooting. Featured in the Long Island Press. http://www.longislandpress.com/2010/04/01/ask-patty-for-the-week-of-april-1-april-7/  


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Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 1st, 2010 8:45pm

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, “You’ve gotta have good brakes. If you’ve got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.” That’s why a regular brake inspection is on every Thousand Oaks car’s maintenance schedule. An inspection at AskPatty.com, Inc will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems. Of course, if you’re having trouble with ...


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2008 Geneva Motor Show Debut: Maserati GranTurismo S

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 24th, 2008 10:17pm

According to Maserati, its beautiful Quattroporte now commands more than a third of the $100K-plus sedan segment. If you’re not into the Maserati sedan, how would you like to have one of these gorgeous coupes in your garage? A year after it unveiled the GranTurismo, the Italian manufacturer will return to the Geneva International Motorshow with another world premiere: the GranTurismo S, which Maserati promises ...


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