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54 Old Miller Road
Suite A East Greenbush, NY 12061

518-477-5110
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Pro Tech Tire & Auto Brake Service for Safe Stopping in East Greenbush

Posted July 31, 2022 9:50 AM

Let's talk about something critical for all East Greenbush drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop – so everything needs to be in good working order.

Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work:

The wheel hub keeps your wheel attached to your vehicle. The brake disc – or rotor – is attached to the hub and rotates with the wheel as you drive around East Greenbush. Your brake pads clamp onto the rotor to slow the wheel.

The brake caliper straddles the rotor and squeezes the rotor to slow it down. The calipers contain brake pads which press on the rotor when you put your foot on the brake. The brake piston causes the calipers to squeeze and release as you use your vehicle brakes.

Your brake pads start to wear the first time you step on the brakes. Eventually the pads wear out and need to be replaced. If you don't replace the pads when they're worn out, the metal parts of the brake will grind against the rotor and carve grooves into the surface. We've all heard grinding brakes and it's not a pretty sound.

If a rotor isn't scored significantly, your friendly and knowledgeable Pro Tech Tire & Auto technician can put it on a lathe and smooth it out. If the grooves are too deep or if the rotor is warped or cracked, you need to replace it.

Sometimes brake pistons can stick and must be replaced. Typically it's cheaper to replace the entire caliper at Pro Tech Tire & Auto in East Greenbush than to rebuild the piston.

So there you have it – an important lesson on how your disc brakes work. If you replace brake pads on time, it will not only keep your vehicle stopping safely but could save you cash on unnecessary repairs down the road.

Pro Tech Tire & Auto
54 Old Miller Rd
East Greenbush, NY 12061
518-477-5110
http://www.protechtireautoinc.com



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, 06/20/2022
My husband and I experienced a blowout of one of our trailer tires on the highway. With traffic speeding by at 70 miles an hour my husband got ready to change the tire. James from Pro Tech happened by and parked behind us in his truck with lights blinking to help let oncoming traffic realize we were there. While he couldn't stay the whole time he did let us know Pro Tech would have a replacement trailer tire so that we'd still have a spare. When we got to Pro Tech James and Mike (the owner) helped us get the spare back in place, removed the blown tire from the bed of our truck and checked out the damage to our trailer septic system. Zip ties were applied to keep the remaining piping from dragging. They went above and beyond to help us and we were able to continue on to our campground 2 1/2 more hours away. Thank you!!!!
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