St. Louis Park & Minnetonka Auto Repair

Yearly Archives: 2022

What Can Cause Brake Pad Wear On One Side and Not The Other?

What Can Cause Brake Pad Wear On One Side and Not The Other?

A vehicle's brake system comprises complex systems, including mechanics, hydraulics, and friction. Brake pads are vital for vehicle operation, and when one set wears down, it compromises your vehicle's stopping power performance leading to premature replacement. Here are some reasons that may cause your brake pad to wear out on one side and what you should do if it happens. 1. Brake caliper failure Caliper failure is a common cause of pad wear. It has a piston that presses the brake pads for the vehicle to stop. Brake calipers can sometimes be struck, making the brake pads stay pressed against the rotor, causing quick wear down. 2. Issues with the rotor surface Brake rotors, at times, wear out unevenly, causing DTV {Disc Thickness Variation}. This can be because of rust, sticking calipers, dirt and debris between the rotor and pad, or slamming on the brakes. 3. Brake pads misalignment While manufacturers produce brake pads in masses and test them before releasing them, i ... read more

How to Best Time Your Timing Belt Replacement

How to Best Time Your Timing Belt Replacement

If you know a thing or two about automobiles, you’ve probably heard of the timing belt before and understand how important it is for the overall performance of your vehicle. The timing belt is one of those parts that you never want to break on you while driving. Instead, you should replace it as soon as you can before it can cause irreversible engine damage.    There are no strict rules to follow when determining when to replace your timing belt. Instead, you and your trusted mechanic should decide for yourself based on the condition and wear and tear on the rubber belt. Read on to learn more about the fascinating timing belt and when to expect to replace it.   The timing belt is a rubber belt that is responsible for synchronizing the movement of the crankshaft and crankshaft of your engine. In simpler terms, it is integral for a smooth combustion process. When your vehicle approaches old age, you will need to replace its belt. Older model vehicles may need a n ... read more

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2835 Hedberg Dr. Minnetonka, MN 55305 (952) 591-5855
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