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Monthly Archives: October 2020

How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

Your vehicle's brake system is an integral part of how your vehicle operates. It is important for safety especially, making sure that you are able to slow down to stop when you need to. While brake issues may not occur for you very often, you should be aware of how often your car's brake pads should be replaced in order to keep safe on the road.  Brake pads are the component within the brake system that gently stops your vehicle's tires from rotating when you press down on the brake pedal. The brakes pads will press against the rotor in order to slow or stop the wheels. Since the brake pads undergo a high amount of heat, usage, and pressure, they tend to wear down over time. When you have worn brake pads, metal to metal contact can occur which can lead to a decrease in brake efficiency and other brake part damage.  Good quality brake pads can last anywhere between 30,000 and 60,000 miles, however other factors such as how often you drive your car and your indivi ... read more

It’s all in the Details – Part 2

It’s all in the Details – Part 2

It’s all in the Details – Part 2 Interior detailing – Do it like a pro! So your car‘s systems are all running well (or if they aren’t, you’ve made an appointment at Pickering’s Auto Service).  You’ve detailed the outside of your vehicle when you read last month’s blog…now it’s time for the inside. Whether you’re trying to get that “just new” feeling back, or getting ready to take advantage of model year-end clearances, here are a few pro tips on how to detail the interior of your auto. Pet Hair Pick Up Use static electricity to your advantage.  Put on a pair of cheap latex gloves and wet them slightly. Run them, against the grain, over the carpets and seats in your vehicle.  The static buildup will cause the hair to come to the surface for easy removal. Manual Beats Chemical ... read more

It's all in the Details - Part 1

It's all in the Details - Part 1

Detailing VS Washing your car – Do it like a pro! It’s no secret that maintaining your car’s engine is essential to protecting its reliability and value. Pickering’s Auto Service in Lakewood and Arvada have been telling you that for years. The same holds true for the rest of your vehicle. Keeping up on cleaning and repairs to the exterior of your vehicle will allow you to have an “ALMOST just like new” feeling and the pride of ownership that we all enjoy.  Now don’t be mistaken. Pickering’s DOES NOT perform detailing on cars. Nor do they do paint or body work. But they ARE interested in helping you keep your car’s value as high as possible, and that is why this blog is being posted. You can scheduling appointments for mechanical work on their website. Detailing differs from mere washing in that detailing offers a top-to-bottom cleaning using specialized tools and prod ... read more

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