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What Are Some Common Brake Problems?

What Are Some Common Brake Problems?

Your vehicle brakes help you safely maneuver your car and avoid collisions daily with other objects and vehicles. With such an important role, you should know the signs when they become weak. Grinding, squeaking, or squealing brakes can all be a cause for concern as they are all indications that your brakes could be in trouble. Another sign you should look out for is whether they feel spongy or if your steering wheel feels unstable. Let's dig deeper into what these symptoms could mean! BRAKES GRINDING Grinding or metal-on-metal sounds can tell that the ceramic brake pads have worn down to the metal backing plate. If worn brake pads are not replaced on time, you risk damage to the rest of your brake system, including the brake rotors and calipers. In other words, if you hear grinding sounds when braking, we recommend getting a brake inspection as soon as possible. BRAKES SQUEAKING/SQUEALING Some brake makers install a warning mechanism that purposefully emits a squeal when t ... read more

5 Signs Of A Worn Suspension System

5 Signs Of A Worn Suspension System

All vehicles have either shocks or struts (or both), which comprises your suspension system. Most people know that shocks and struts are intended to give you a smoother ride. However, they do not see that it plays a significant role in the handling of your vehicle. Shocks and struts help maintain the stability of your car when driving, especially over rough or bumpy surfaces. With such a vital job, how do you know when they become ineffective or stop working? Here are the top 5 signs that may indicate you need a shock/strut replacement! You feel excessive bouncing, rolling, and rocking when driving over bumps or railroad tracks. You may have to grasp onto your steering afterward. Uneven tire wear is another warning symptom of worn suspension. Aging shocks and struts will prevent your tires from making proper contact with the road. Since your suspension system is related to your steering system, it can cause your steering wheel to vibrate or shake when driving. If your vehicl ... read more

What is the lifespan of your car battery?

What is the lifespan of your car battery?

At Basco Automotive Services in Edmonton, AB we can help you with a complete battery, alternator, and starter testing. The last thing you want is to be late to work, or worse, stranded in the middle of nowhere due to a faulty battery. By testing and cleaning your battery regularly, you can avoid any issues that may arise... not to mention you can change your battery before it dies on you. The lifespan of a car battery is about 3-5 years; you can usually find the date of the battery on the top so you can keep track

Back To School with Basco Automotive Services

Back To School with Basco Automotive Services

It's that time of year again - whether you’re driving your kiddos, sharing carpool duties or sending your kids off to college - now is the time to schedule an appointment to get your vehicle serviced. At Basco Automotive Services in Edmonton, AB we care about your family’s safety. This is why we recommend coming in for a routine maintenance service appointment, so we can assess your vehicle from starter to fluid top ups. It’s important to keep up on maintenance with your vehicle as it can save you time, money, and headaches in the future. With more people working from home, vehicles have been sitting for longer periods of time. When your vehicle is left unused for long periods of time, they can start to malfunction; you may notice your battery drained, tires may go flat, and engine oil will start deteriorating. At Basco Automotive Services we will be able to inspect your vehicle and discuss any issues we see with you. This is how you can be proa ... read more

Time to Tire SWAP

Time to Tire SWAP

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