Brakes

  • Brake Issues - Solutions

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    Your pickup truck is heavy and hard working, whether it’s a Chevy, Ford, or Dodge. If you add towing to the mix, it’s even heavier and has to work harder. Your brakes are one of the most wear and tear prone systems on your diesel pickup, but at Old Hickory Car Care Center in Jackson, TN, we can help you keep yours in good shape.

  • Brakes - how do they work?

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    At Old Hickory Car Care Center in Jackson, we know that in order to keep your car in good shape, it helps to know how it works. Here’s a quick rundown of a system that’s very important, but you take for granted until there’s a problem; your brakes.

  • Brakes - how do they work?

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    At Old Hickory Car Care Center in Jackson, we know that in order to keep your car in good shape, it helps to know how it works. Here’s a quick rundown of a system that’s very important, but you take for granted until there’s a problem; your brakes.  While there is a multitude of configurations and levels of complexity in automotive brake systems, they all essentially work the same way. Disregarding anti-lock brake systems and the like, this is how braking works in its simplest form.

  • Brakes for Your Fleet

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    At Old Hickory Car Care Center in Jackson, our expert mechanics are here to work for you. On large commercial trucks, there’s one component that works harder than almost all the rest; your brakes. Our technicians have the knowledge and ability necessary to have your truck stopping like the day it rolled off the lot, no matter what the problem is.

  • Brakes…the Most Important Part of Your Vehicle

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    Obviously, your brakes are pretty important. Your brake system is made of many components that all have to work correctly for your brakes to operate seamlessly. If one thing needs to be repaired, the whole system is compromised. Brake pads, rotors, hoses, calipers, and metal lines all play a part in stopping your car. At Old Hickory Car Care Center in Jackson, TN, we’re here to make sure your car, truck, or SUV stops as it should.

  • Diagnosing a Bad Brake Master Cylinder

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    Your brake master cylinder is an integral part of your brake system. When one fails, some odd symptoms may arise, and it may be difficult to diagnose. Here’s some information to help you decide if yours has gone bad. At Old Hickory Car Care Center in Jackson, TN we want you to know what to look out for so that you can be safely on the road.

  • Don't Neglect These Signs, You May Need New Brakes

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    Your brakes have a lot to do with how your car drives. Brakes are a frequently neglected item on a lot of people’s checklist, and many drivers on the road have subpar brakes and don’t even know it. A car that brakes well and brakes correctly are just as important as acceleration, handling, or any other aspect of a vehicle’s drivability. A car with brake issues has the potential to be a far more enjoyable ride when fixed.

  • Don't Neglect Your Brakes

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    Obviously, your brakes are essential. However, it’s easy to neglect or ignore brake issues, and even miss them altogether; as long as the car, truck, or SUV still stops, many people don’t see the need to have their brakes serviced. From Old Hickory Car Care Center in Jackson, here are some common brake issues, and why you should fix them.

  • Fleet Vehicles and The ABS Light

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    If you own or operate a fleet or commercial truck, you’re likely no stranger to dashboard warning lights. Increasingly, a common source of headache for many operators is the ABS, or Anti-lock Braking System light. Here’s what you need to know from Old Hickory Car Care Center in Jackson, TN.

  • How to Maintain Your Air Brakes

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    For obvious reasons, air brakes are an essential part of your rig. They also add a level of complication to the braking system that a conventional vehicle doesn’t have. At Old Hickory Car Care Center in Jackson, our mechanics have the knowledge, equipment, and ability necessary to keep your air brakes in top shape.

  • How to Maintain Your Air Brakes

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    For obvious reasons, air brakes are an essential part of your rig. They also add a level of complication to the braking system that a conventional vehicle doesn’t have. At Old Hickory Car Care Center in Jackson, our mechanics have the knowledge, equipment, and ability necessary to keep your air brakes in top shape.

  • Is it a bad brake master cylinder?

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    The time to know if your brakes are going bad is NOT when you go to stop at that red light or on the parkway when someone suddenly swerves in front of you.  It's not always "just" brake pads either, your brake master cylinder could be an issue. How do you recognize the signs that you have a real problem with your brake master cylinder and just what is it?   Here atOld Hickory Car Care Center in Jackson, TN we not only have the answers, but we also put together a service schedule for you and keep an eye on issues based on your driving habits, vehicle type and your description of issues you are having.  We treat your car, truck or SUV as if it were ours keeping you informed of issues we find so you can get them fixed "before" there are larger repair bills so you can keep your vehicle Newer - Longer!   Below is everything you need to look for and tips on your brake master cylinder.

  • Is it Time for New Brake Pads?

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    Brake pads are important - you don’t need them to go, but you do need them to stop. At Old Hickory Car Care Center in Jackson, TN, we like to keep your vehicle stopping exactly as it should - it’s less dangerous, and it keeps insurance premiums low. So, how do you know if your brake pads are going bad? How do they work? What even are they? We’ve got the answers!

  • Is it Time for New Brakes?

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    Sometimes, it’s obvious when you need new brakes and sometimes it isn’t. Knowing what to look for and what causes issues will help keep you safe and remind you of when you should get your brakes checked out. Here are some symptoms of bad brakes, and what causes the issue from Old Hickory Car Care Center in Jackson, TN.

  • Let's look at your brakes

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    Obviously, your brakes are pretty important. At Old Hickory Car Care Center in Jackson, TN, we are here to make sure your car, truck, or SUV stops as it should.  Your brake system is made of many components that all have to work correctly for your brakes to operate seamlessly. If one thing needs to be repaired, the whole system is compromised. Brake pads, rotors, hoses, calipers, and metal lines all play a part in stopping your car. Our team is equipped to make sure all of those parts are in working order, so you can be safe on the road ahead. 

  • Neglecting Your Brakes Is A Problem

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    Obviously, your brakes are essential. However, it’s easy to neglect or ignore brake issues, and even miss them altogether; as long as the car, truck, or SUV still stops, many people don’t see the need to have their brakes serviced. From Old Hickory Car Care Center in Jackson, here are some common brake issues, and why you should fix them.

  • Pumping Brakes are a Thing of the Past

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    At Old Hickory Car Care Center in Jackson, TN, we see our fair share of warning lights and dashboard notifications. If your ABS light is illuminated, here’s what you need to know.

  • Pumping Brakes No Longer Necessary

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    At Old Hickory Car Care Center in Jackson, TN, we see our fair share of warning lights and dashboard notifications. If your ABS light is illuminated, here’s what you need to know.  First, it should be noted that the ABS light is supposed to illuminate for a few seconds after you turn the key, as part of a system test. If the light stays illuminated or comes on again randomly, there’s an issue somewhere that must be addressed.

  • Scraping Or Grinding Sound When You Hit The Brakes?

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    Your fleet or commercial truck works hard, every day. Most commercial vehicles are heavy, and constantly under load. As a result, your brakes will inevitably develop issues over time. At Old Hickory Car Care Center in Jackson, TN, we can fix that.

  • Scraping Or Grinding Sound When You Hit The Brakes? Get It Fixed!

    Your fleet or commercial truck works hard, every day. Most commercial vehicles are heavy, and constantly under load. As a result, your brakes will inevitably develop issues over time. At Old Hickory Car Care Center in Jackson, TN, we can fix that.

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