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Automotive Tips from Scata's Auto & Truck Repair: Brake Noise

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in WINDSOR LOCKS. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they won’t stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are exposed and you’ll hear a squeal or grinding sound. That’s when WINDSOR LOCKS drivers should replace their brake pads at Scata's Auto & Truck Repair. Not only will new pads restore your stopping power, but replacing them on time will prevent damage to the rotor.If your brakes are making noise, ask your Scata's Auto & Truck Repair service advisor to inspect your brakes. Addressing problems early will restore your safety and prevent expensive brake damage.Scata's Auto & Truck Repair535 SPRING STWINDSOR LOCKS, CT 060968606230449http://scatas.com

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Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down in WINDSOR LOCKS

There’s not much WINDSOR LOCKS drivers can do about the price of gas in CT, but we can control - up to a point - how much we use. Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the go-pedal. Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop lights and plan lane changes so you don’t need to floor it. That can save you hundreds of dollars a year in improved gas mileage.Go a little slower on CT expressways. WINDSOR LOCKS drivers who go more than 65 miles an hour (105 kilometers per hour) will see their gas mileage drop dramatically. Leave early so you don’t need to rush to be on time. And cruise control is your friend – steady speeds use less gas.Plan errands ahead. Make fewer trips by combining errands around WINDSOR LOCKS.Hey at current WINDSOR LOCKS gas prices, a lead-foot might as well be a gold foot. Give us a call Scata's Auto & Truck Repair535 SPRING STWINDSOR LOCKS, CT 06096 ... read more

On Board Diagnostics for Your Engine

Starting in 1996, Scata's Auto & Truck Repair service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Control Module is a computer that monitors and controls many engine functions.Sensors throughout a vehicle send readings to the Engine Control Module. These readings help the computer make adjustments in various vehicle systems to allow for constantly changing driving conditions and even to compensate for minor problems. However, if the computer encounters a situation it can't adjust for, it turns on the Check Engine light. (The Check Engine light is called the “service engine soon” light on some vehicles.)If the Check Engine light is burning steadily, it indicates a problem that needs to be taken care of soon. If it is flashing, however, the vehicle ... read more

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Finding Vehicle Recall Information in WINDSOR LOCKS, CT

No matter how well they're made, vehicles in WINDSOR LOCKS, CT, will have design or manufacturing problems. And when the government thinks a problem is really serious for people in WINDSOR LOCKS, CT, they require the manufacturer to issue a recall notice and fix the vehicle  free of charge. The manufacturer then tries to contact everyone in CT who owns that type of vehicle to get the recall work done. Perhaps you have received a postcard notifying you of a recall. The government has links on its websites, or just visit AutoNetTV for links. There are many websites with free recall information and searches. There's CarFax, AutoByTel and the DMV.Recalls are serious but not all that common. Sometimes there are fewer issues, and for these, manufacturers issue a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB, that tells service centers like Scata's Auto & Truck Repair how to repair a frequent or difficult problem.The pros get updated ... read more

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Fuel System
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