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Protecting your car from Minnesota’s salty, snowy roads

By |February 23rd, 2015|

Protecting your car from Minnesota's salty, snowy roads and preventing rust-related issues
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Resurfacing and machining brake rotors and drums versus replacement

By |February 10th, 2015|

Resurfacing and machining brake rotors and drums versus replacement
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Toyota Prius buzz, squish or honk noise when using the brakes

By |February 9th, 2015|

Toyota Prius buzz, squish or honk noise when using the brakes - different repairs depending on year
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IS350 front brakes – servicing performance brakes, reducing noise and dust

By |February 2nd, 2015|

IS350 front brakes - servicing performance brakes, reducing noise and dust by using alternate OEM pads and shims
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Lexus IS250, IS350, GS300, GS350, GS430, GS450h seized rear caliper repair

By |February 2nd, 2015|

Lexus IS250, IS350, GS300, GS350, GS430, GS450h seized rear caliper repair and preventing the condition

Toyota 4Runner and Tundra, Lexus GX470 and LX470 seized front brake calipers

By |January 19th, 2015|

CARspec recently had an Eden Prairie guest's GX470 with just north of 100k miles, and the owner was concerned over a pull when he used the brakes. The technician test drove the vehicle and confirmed the condition, also noting that the vehicle didn't like to roll when in gear. In this post we demonstrate the repairing of the brakes on a GX470 and related models with a seized front brake caliper.
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Understanding brake replacement – terms and service for disc brakes

By |December 30th, 2014|

An overview of brake replacement for Toyota, Lexus and Scion owners to help them better understand the process.
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Brake replacement on hybrids

By |September 18th, 2014|

A hybrid vehicle uses its friction brakes (brakes in the wheels) far less than a conventional vehicle - the hybrid system can use the electric motors to slow the vehicle. Less use means less wear, but less use can also mean more problems down the road. When, then, should you replace the friction brakes on your hybrid?
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