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Category Archives: Brake

Mountain Braking

In our high altitude mountain environment, your car , SUV and truck brakes take a beating.  Driving in dusty conditions, freezing temperatures, and on steep grades takes a toll on all brake components.    All these severe environmental conditions individually are tough on a vehicle.  Now put them all together on a mountain road and you have some real challenges for your braking system. Brake pad wear, rotor warping, squeaks and grinding noises are all the result of every day braking in our severe environment.  So when it’s time to replace any of these components, it’s important to visit a shop that now only knows brakes, but will install a quality product that will hold up to these severe conditions.  For example, a brake pad sold for a Honda Civic in Sacramento will not be beefy enough for a heavier SUV or truck in Truckee.  The bottom line is, if you choose an economy brake job, you will receive an economy product which will wear easily ... read more

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How can you do a "better" brake job with rotor matching?

Increased stopping distance, pulsation or squeaking? These are all signs that your brakes need some attention. The occurrence of brake problems like these (even in as little as 5,000 miles) can be caused by poorly performing brake service equipment and/or improper repair procedures. At Quality Automotive and Smog we have invested in the Pro-Cut Rotor Matching System (RMS) allowing our technicians to perform a better and more affordable brake job. This patented technology matches hubs to rotors directly. The brake lathe attaches to the vehicle’s hub and resurfaces the rotor true to the hub's axis, insuring that the original manufacturer's tolerances are once again achieved. With Pro-Cut's Rotor Matching System technology, your brakes will perform when you need them

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