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Monthly Archives: May 2020

What are the Warning Signs of Bad Brakes?

What are the Warning Signs of Bad Brakes?

Working brakes are vital when it comes to being able to accurately slow and stop your vehicle on the road. Being aware of how your brakes work regularly and understanding some signs of bad brakes can make the difference between getting stuck with failing brakes and being able to detect an issue early on.  We recommend that your vehicle's brake system is looked at by one of our experts here at Family Auto Service at least once a year to verify that your brake pads, rotors, lines, and other components are working correctly. An issue with a major brake component such as the brake line or brake pads, can cause sudden brake problems and is definitely something to try and avoid at all costs. Proper brake maintenance will help you avoid these dangerous and uncertain situations and keep you safe on the road.  The following symptoms can be warning signs of bad brakes:  Brake warning light is on Noticeable decrease in brake power Vibrating while b ... read more

Top Parent-Approved Vehicles For Young Drivers

Do you remember getting your first car after turning 16? Few things get us more excited in life than this monumental event. It seems that all those kids think about in the months leading up to the day they get their driver's license, while as parents, we worry about what car will be right for them.  There are so many things to consider when deciding on a first car. Perhaps it is best to find one with less horsepower and a smaller engine. This can help keep them from putting "the pedal to the metal" so to speak. Are you considering a compact? It might be better to choose a more substantial, heavier car to help keep them safe. Perhaps find a vehicle that has electronic stability control (ESC) to help them stay on the road safely. Here are some of the top cars recommended for teens from the Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) under $20,000 to consider: Ford Fusion  This mid-size sedan comes in three trim levels to help with price-point as well ... read more


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