Brakes Columbus NE

Local resource for brakes in Columbus. 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.

Pats Exhaust Shop
(402) 563-3876
2064 44th Avenue
Columbus, NE
Services
Mufflers Repair

Ziebart Speedy Auto Glass
(402) 562-6999
3910 23rd Street
Columbus, NE
Services
Audio and Video Installation,Interior Cleaning

Performance Paint & Body Shop
(402) 563-1937
2119 13th St
Columbus, NE
Services
Auto Body

West Industrial Storage
(402) 564-3574
2872 54th Avenue
Columbus, NE
Services
Trailer Repair

Gene Steffy Ford
(402) 564-0314
1365 24th Avenue
Columbus, NE
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,SUV Repair,Tune up Repair

KC Colors
(402) 564-0110
1359 21st Avenue
Columbus, NE
Services
Fabrication and Restoration

Precision Unibody and Auto Sales Inc
(402) 564-4111
852 33rd Avenue
Columbus, NE
Services
Alignment Repair,Truck Auto Body

Zegers Automotive
(402) 563-3288
1259 29th Avenue
Columbus, NE
Services
AC and Heating Repair

Ernst Toyota
(402) 562-8698
2112 23rd Street
Columbus, NE
Services
Clutch Repair,Truck Parts

Griffiths Livestock Trailer
(402) 564-5508
4411 SE 16th Street
Columbus, NE
Services
Trailer Repair

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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