Under the Hood

Power Brake Service – Why it needs to be done

Screen Shot 2017 05 02 at 12.46.04 PMQuestion: What is power brake service and why do I need to have it done?

Answer:

Imagine you pour a tablespoon of water into your hand and throw it as far as you can. Now suppose you suck up a tablespoon of water with a syringe, push the plunger and squirt it out. Which would go farther?

Obviously, the syringe would shoot the water much farther. That’s because you pressurized the water. Your power brake system is kind of the same thing. When you hit the brake pedal, the master cylinder pressurizes brake fluid, which activates the brakes so you can stop. If there is not enough pressure, you cannot stop.

A leak in your brake system would lessen, or possibly eliminate, your stopping power. Brake fluid attracts moisture which can cause detrimental corrosion. This would, in turn, create a leak. So a great way to keep your brake fluid free of contaminants is to change it as recommended.

The right amount of brake fluid is essential for the proper function of anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control systems. Your Tyler's Automotive service advisor will survey your brake fluid level during a full-service oil change. If it is low that is a good indicator that a brake inspection is vital. Low brake fluid is most generally caused by worn brake pads.

Some of the signs of a leak are: reduced stopping power and spongy or hard pedal feet. If you suspect a problem, visit your nearest Tyler's Automotive in Newberg, Wilsonville or Tigard, today!

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Get Fresh INSIDE your Car

Screen Shot 2017 05 02 at 12.41.16 PMAir quality affects us wherever we are. We have become more aware of how air pollution negatively affects our lives over the past few decades. But have you thought about the air INSIDE your car?

Most vehicles model year 2000 and newer have cabin air filters. The filters take care of cleaning the air in the passenger compartment. They can filter enough particles to clean dust, pollen and most pollutants from the air inside your car. This is great news for those who suffer from seasonal allergies.

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Celebrating Newberg in May– Events and Activities in our Community

Tyler’s Automotive celebrates our Newberg community. Here are some fun events taking place in May: 

Newberg TrollyFirst Friday Art Walk 

Downtown is the place to be on the first Friday evening of the month. Shops stay open late for wine tastings, hors d’oeuvres and live music. Participating establishments are signified by a small banner. Park anywhere downtown and ride the free trolley.

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