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When your brakes are making some noise you should not completely ignore it. It is simply telling you that something is wrong and you should immediately act on the problem before it causes some serious brake repair that can be more costly.

Waiting for a brake replacement can be costly than you expect and it is wiser to have your brakes checked early for problems and resolve them quickly. Brake pads usually make a noise when they are already worn out. Once they make distinctive noise it calls for a replacement.

The noise could be screeching or squealing or maybe grinding or grumbling while stepping on the brakes. This means it is time to replace your brake pads. Dealyong the brake repair can result to more damage such a when the pads wear out and become thin it will result to the caliper to rub against the rotor which eventually result in the vibration of the steering wheel. The problem can then go on further to cause more serious problems.

You do not replace the brake pads until you find some symptoms that it is wearing out. The frequency of changing the brake pads will highly depends on the condition of the brakes and the wear and tear that it is exposed to.

The most important thing to look for is knowing the basic symptoms that will tell you a brake repair is needed, such as when the brake pads starts to thin out and will cause some metal on metal scenario that will cause some distinct sounds each time to step on the brakes.

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Also, a few tips to make your smog inspection appointment run smoothly:

1) Call ahead of time.  Depending on a shop’s schedule, sometimes you can walk in and get a smog, but it’s easier to have an appointment set.  Plan on the test taking about 20-30 minutes.

2) Bring your DMV renewal notice.  This can help prevent data input errors and can make the paperwork process much faster, both at the service counter and at the smog machine itself.

3) Plan on taking a few minutes to talk to the Service Writer and sign an estimate.  Just as with any automotive services you get, you must give your contact information and sign an estimate before anything can be done on your car.  Don’t expect to just drop the keys and leave.

4) Make sure the gas tank is at least 1/4 full.  Coming in for a smog test with the tank on Empty is risky — don’t want to run out of gas in the middle of the test! — not to mention damaging to the vehicle (having at least 1/4 tank at all times keeps the fuel pump cooled)  Also, one of the computer monitors on any 1996 or newer vehicle will only run if the gas tank is between 1/4 and 3/4 full, so this is just another reason to never let your tank go to Empty.

5) If your battery has died or been disconnected in the last week or so, or if codes have been cleared recently, tell the Service Consultant since this is a potential failure area — a technicality, but a failure nonetheless.  If a vehicle’s memory has been cleared, it will need to complete a drive cycle before it can pass smog. Sometimes, at the service counter, we’ll ask if the check engine light has been on recently, and people will lie and say it has not, when in fact it was and they cleared codes to turn out the light just before coming in.  The vehicle does not lie.  With the advanced computer systems on cars today, it’s very easy to see if computer memory has been reset, not to mention the vehicle will fail the smog test if the memory is empty.  You’re not saving yourself anything by trying to hide something that the vehicle will reveal regardless.

6) If you have any aftermarket equipment on your vehicle, make sure the parts have affixed tags clearly showing the Executive Order number, and preferably keep in the glove box any paperwork that came with the parts.  If there is any doubt that an aftermarket part is legal, the smog technician will need to research its legality before proceeding with the smog test.  If it cannot be proved to be legal, the vehicle will fail the smog test on that technicality.

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    5 1 5 First I want to say that it is a DAMN SHAME that I can\'t give this place MORE \n THAN 5 STARS. If I could, I would give Placentia Super Service 100 STARS! \n\nFound Placentia super service on Google because I needed an oil change, brakes, and a few other things that are a bit overdue. I always read the reviews of a place before going, especially the bad ones. To my delight and surprise I found many amazing reviews about a guy there named Jasper. I made sure to call ahead and see if he was there because I wanted to deal with him alone. When I arrived I was greeted with a huge warm smile and a firm handshake by the owner Bob and I asked if I could work with Jasper. He chuckled and said people always ask for him (good sign). As Jasper came out and greeted me I knew he was good people. I told him my issues and was clear that I didn\'t want \"anything extra\". He assured me that at Super Service they would run a full test and let me know what he found but would not pressure me to buy anything I did not come in for. I sat in the waiting room for about 30-40 minutes before Jasper came back with a paper of his findings. As promised he showed me what I wanted to see as well as some things that I should know about (air filter,drive belt). He showed me the exact parts cost and labor costs and informed me what was pressing and what could wait. I highly appreciated how he didn\'t say I NEEDED it all right now like other shops have done. I was very impressed by his calming demeanor and he made me feel like this wasn\'t about money, rather it was about what I wanted and letting me make the decision without pressure. Because of this I actually scheduled a time next week to get the rest of the issue handled! Super Service is not your typical mechanics shop. The lighthearted feeling and general camaraderie amongst the staff was refreshing. I found a mechanic FOR LIFE and would recommend this place to anyone that needs work done and doesn\'t want to deal with the hassle regular shops. \n\nPS. Ask for Jasper! 1
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