Brakes North Platte NE

Local resource for brakes in North Platte. 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.

Knapp Electric Inc
(308) 532-4840
1900 E 4th Street
North Platte, NE
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Tools Wholesale & Manufacturers, Welding Equipment & Supplies Retail, Pumps Parts & Supplies Dealers, Electric Motor Parts & Repair
Products
Air Compressors, Alternators & Starters, Generators, Sales, Water Pumps,

Elletts Automotive Service
(308) 532-3170
111 E 11th Street
North Platte, NE
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Transmission Repair

Mikes Motorcycle and ATV Repair
(308) 534-4985
2220 Prospect Drive
North Platte, NE
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication

Nmc Cat Rental Store
(308) 532-3100
3501 S Jeffers Street
North Platte, NE
Services
Truck Parts

Firestone Tire & Service Centers
(308) 532-0350
518 E 4th St
North Platte, NE
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

A G and Auto Diesel Service Inc
(308) 534-8752
1700 Rodeo Road
North Platte, NE
Services
Fuel Injection Repair

B G & S Transmissions
(308) 530-8808
2015 East 4Tst
North Platte, NE
 
Shrake Body Shop Inc
(308) 532-1053
102 W Front Street
North Platte, NE
Services
Auto Body Repair

Maxwells Off Road and Kawasaki
(308) 532-6660
902 E 7th Street
North Platte, NE
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication,Motorcycle Repair

Larrys RV Sales and Service
(308) 532-5474
1802 E 4th Street
North Platte, NE
Services
RV and Camper 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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