Give me a Brake (Light)!

Sunday 31 March 2019

If that little brake warning light pops up on your dash, do you know what it means? Well, if you said no, you wouldn't be alone. You know it has something to do with your brakes, but exactly what? You're not sure. One of the reasons is that it could mean a lot of different things. It could be something simple, like you put your parking brake on and forgot to take it off. Easy fix, you're on the road in seconds. Or, it could mean there's something wrong with your anti-lock brake system. That is a... read more

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

Sunday 15 April 2018

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the TULSA 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 have a little piece of metal embedded in them that will make a squeal or chirping s... read more

Cartec Automotive Service Brake Service for Safe Stopping in TULSA

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Let's talk about something critical for all TULSA drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop – so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work: The wheel hub keeps your wheel attached to your vehicle. The brake disc – or rotor – is attached to the hub and rotates wi... read more

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Cartec Automotive Service

Wednesday 14 February 2018

When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most TULSA drivers know how important 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. It's no wonder they have to be checked regularly... read more

Automotive Tips from Cartec Automotive Service: Brake Noise

Tuesday 10 October 2017

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in TULSA. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they won’t stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are exposed and you’ll hear a squeal or grinding sound. That’s when TULSA drivers should replace their brake pads at Cartec Automotive Service. Not only will new pads restore your stopping power... read more

Hitting the Brakes in TULSA

Sunday 18 September 2016

Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself — and other TULSA drivers — on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspection. There are  parts that wear out or wear down, and it's best to replace them before you have serious problems. Of course, if you are having trouble with your... read more

Hitting The Brakes In Jenks

Thursday 08 October 2015

Hello TULSA, let's talk about brakes. But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's step back. A new vehicle or truck rolls off a local TULSA showroom floor. It has brand new brakes with brand new brake pads. The brake lines and pump are filled with fresh fluid and are completely clean inside. And the tires are br... read more

Brake Service at Cartec Automotive Service in TULSA

Thursday 15 May 2014

Brakes really aren't optional equipment for TULSA drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every OK driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At Cartec Automotive Service, our team 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 your TULSA service center right away. And watch out for these problems: Low or spongy brake pe... read more

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

Wednesday 15 January 2014

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 TULSA driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Cartec Automotive Service 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 Cartec Automotive Service in TULSA right... read more

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