Brakes Great Bend KS

Local resource for brakes in Great Bend. 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.

Signs of Art
(620) 792-6100
5215 10th St
Great Bend, KS
Services
Auto Body

Trailer Specialties Inc
(620) 792-9083
705 Harrison Street, # B
Great Bend, KS
Services
Trailer Repair

H 2 Trucking
(316) 636-2090
6031 10th Street
Great Bend, KS
Services
Trailer Repair

Transmission Exchange Inc
(620) 793-5268
P O Box 1211
Great Bend, KS
 
Western Truck Equipment CO
(620) 793-8464
1310 10th Street
Great Bend, KS
Services
Truck Auto Body,Truck Parts

Jerrys Truck Repair
(620) 793-5461
5801 Anchor Way
Great Bend, KS
Services
Truck Parts

Pro Tint
(620) 793-6178
5605 10th Street
Great Bend, KS
Services
Auto Glass Repair,Mufflers Repair

J & R Service
(620) 792-3449
3633 22nd St
Great Bend, KS
 
Express Lube
(620) 792-1870
2805 10th Street
Great Bend, KS
Specialty
Lubrication Service
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-5:30 pm
Tue:8:00 am-5:30 pm
Wed:8:00 am-5:30 pm
Thu:8:00 am-5:30 pm
Fri:8:00 am-5:30 pm
Sat:8:00 am-4:00 pm
Sun:(Closed)

L and L Motor Sport
(620) 793-5155
100 S Patton Road
Great Bend, KS
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication,Motorcycle 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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