Brakes Billings MT

Local resource for brakes in Billings. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to brake services, brake repair and brake maintenance, as well as advice on brake jobs and brake systems.

Archie Cochrane Ford (Bodyshop Dept.)
(406) 656-1103
2133 King Avenue West
Billings, MT
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Archies Ford Stores
(406) 652-0696
2133 king ave w
Billings, MT
Services
Auto Financing & Loans, Auto Service & Repair, Auto Oil & Lube, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Inspection
Payment Options
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, VISA, Debit Cards, Travelers Checks,

CARSTAR Auto Body Specialists
(406) 259-1856, 001-2004
1342 Main Street
Billings, MT
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Cono Mart Super Store
(406) 254-0600
4903 Southgate Dr
Billings, MT
Services
Service Stations,Gas Stations,Convenience Stores

Conoco
(406) 248-6382
1030 Us Highway 87 E
Billings, MT
Services
Service Stations,Gas Stations

Brown's Auto Service
(406) 259-6131
1144 Broadwater Avenue
Billings, MT
Services
Auto Air Conditioning & Heating Service & Repair, Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Transmissions, Auto Alignment Frames & Axles Service & Repair
Hours
Mon-Fri Weekdays
Payment Options
Financing Available, All Major Cards Accepted

Chassis Works, Inc.
(406) 245-3338, 001-2004
703 Anchor Street
Billings, MT
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Rimrock Auto Detailing Center
(406) 655-7400
5730 Holiday Avenue
Billings, MT
Services
Car Detailing,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

J and K Small Engine Repair
(406) 259-2915
4528 Phillip Street
Billings, MT
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication

Billings Auto Parts
(888) 582-4042
294 N 27th St
Billings, MT
Services
Clutch Repair

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Brakes

How to Save Money on Brakes By Zach Bowman, DriverSide Contributing Editor

It’s no secret your vehicle’s brakes are an essential safety system. With complex hydraulic mechanisms and plenty of parts that need replacing on a regular basis, it’s always tempting to put off your brake service as long as possible to save a few pennies. The truth is, failing to keep up with routine maintenance is a sure-fire way to cause yourself extra headaches in the future. That doesn’t mean you can’t try to reduce the cost of this necessity. Check out DriverSide’s list of great ways to save money on your vehicle’s brakes.
 
Keep Up With Maintenance
 
Make sure you do all of your brake maintenance on time. Failing to do so can cause damage to expensive parts, sticking you with a hefty bill. For example, it’s easy to overlook replacing you vehicle’s brake fluid, but if you skip the job for a long time, you could cause damage to your brake lines, calipers and your proportioning valve. Replacing all of those parts could cost well over $1,000, whereas bleeding your brake system shouldn’t cost more than $50.
 
Use Quality Parts
 
It may be tempting to go for the cheapest parts possible when picking up new bits for your car, but the truth is lackluster replacement parts fail quicker than their name-brand counterparts. Rotors from Mexico may cost as little as $30, whereas a quality example may be closer to $60, but if you have to replace the $30 rotor three times as often, you’ve lost any money you gained in the first place. Do yourself a favor and pick up OEM or mechanic-recommended equipmen t.
 
Change Your Driving Habits
 
More than anything else you can do, changing how you drive will save you tons on your vehicle’s brake costs. Slowing down earlier, not coming to abrupt stops and not riding the brakes will go a long way toward making your car’s equipment last longer than it otherwise would.
 
Ask if Your Calipers Can Be Rebuilt
 
If you haven’t taken the best care of your brake system and your mechanic tells you the vehicle will need a new caliper, ask if it can simply be rebuilt instead. In most cases, rebuild kits cost around $30 and the job doesn’t take very long. Compare that to over $100 for a caliper on most cars, and you can see the savings.

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