Right To Repair Act
How to Perform Your Own Brake Job
By Mark Salem, ASE Master Tech and Owner/Operator Salem Auto Boys, Tempe, AZ
When you decide to perform your own brake job, just remember, this is one of the few car repairs that, if done wrong, can really cause serious injury or death of your kin and others.
So let’s talk about the important steps of a successful front disc brake repair.
The FTC offers these tips to help consumers make smart decisions and get the most out of their auto warranties:
Vehicles that receive regular maintenance and service maintain more of their value, get better gasoline mileage, and pollute less than cars that are neglected. But today’s computer-loaded systems leave many former do-it-yourselfers hesitant to do much weekend tinkering. What’s a conscientious vehicle owner to do?
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True or false: Until your vehicle is out-of-warranty, all maintenance services must be done at the car dealership or your factory warranty will be void. Although you may have answered “true,” the correct answer is “false,” according to the Car Care Council. It’s the law that independent repair shops can provide the services to maintain your new car warranty.
Today’s modern vehicle is a very complex machine and nearly every system on it is controlled and monitored by computers. In fact, advances in vehicle technology are demanding new tools, an increased amount of technical information and software in order for professional technicians to service, diagnose and repair these vehicles.
Major Associations Support Act to Keep Marketplace Competitive Passage of the Motor Vehicle Owners Right to Repair Act is critical toward ensuring both the economic well being of the small businesses that comprise the independent vehicle repair industry and the affordability and convenience of maintaining vehicles for American car owners, according to leaders of several national aftermarket associations.
When deciding where to have their car repaired or serviced, most people choose a repair shop they trust and one that’s convenient to their home or work, so they can fit such visits into their already busy schedules.
Most people assume they will always be able to choose where their cars are repaired, but that may not always be the case.