Winter storms, ice, and snow all can make roads extremely dangerous. The below-freezing temperatures can slew issues like frozen brake fluid and deflated tires. Hence, preparing your vehicle for winter is crucial to avoid breakdowns and accidents. As experts in the auto industry, here are our top tips for winterproofing your vehicle: Check Pressure The pressure in the tires decreases during the winter due to the cold temperatures. They deflate once the temperature falls below 32°. It decreases the gas mileage of your vehicle, wears out the tires faster. Additionally, low air pressure in the tires can be dangerous as it reduces the control of the car. Therefore, it's essential to maintain proper tire pressure during winters. Get Snow Tires As Quad Cities like Davenport get heavy snow, switch to snow tires. They increase driving safety as you get better traction in slush, snow, and icy conditions. Snow tires are specially designed for winter conditions. They provide ... read more
For motorists in Davenport, Iowa and the Quad Cities, it's smart not to wait until you need brakes repair before scheduling servicing. Your brake system is what keeps you and your family safe whether you're running errands, going to and from work or school, or traveling to a much anticipated vacation destination. Road trips can be a fun and enjoyable experience, especially if you don't have to worry about your brakes malfunctioning! Now that things are loosening up and getting back to some level of normalcy, we're all ready to hit the roadways and enjoy some wonderful "away" time. We have been cooped up at home long enough. How often should you have your brakes serviced? Our highly skilled technicians recommend an inspection once each year at the very minimum. You probably don't give much thought to your brakes as long as they're doing their job, but the fact is the braking system is the most important com ... read more
Considering the current crisis in the U.S. and around the world there is no better time to get your brakes checked out! If you live in the Davenport, IA area you can count on Dale's Service Center for brake pads and discs, rotor replacement, or simply having your brakes serviced to make sure everything is in good working order. Nothing is more important than having peace of mind knowing your vehicle will stop on a dime! Dale’s Service Center serves the Greater Quad Cities area including Bettendorf, Moline, Rock Island and East Moline. Brake repair or replacement may be in your future if you notice any of the following common warning signs that something's not quite right: You feel a sensation of your vehicle shaking when you apply the brakes The brakes feel "spongy" or are difficult to press down Your vehicle pulls to ... read more
My 3 girls love unicorns! When they see a unicorn in a movie or in a book they fall in love. However, it is heartbreaking when dad has to bring them back to reality and teach them.......well....unicorns are just not real. What does this have to do with the brakes on your vehicle? A cheap brake job does not exist. If for some reason you are driving thru the forest and you come across what appears to be a cheap brake job, I would suggest you do the same thing as if you see a unicorn. Slap yourself across the face and wake up! At best it could be a bait a switch. Most likely you are going to find that sub-par parts will be installed, the brakes will be noisy and will not last very long and hopefully the technician didn't cut any corners to slam that brake job out the door. I strongly believe this is the last place you want to cut corners. Your safety and the safe ... read more
Because of the ever changing technology, training never ends! Even the most basic systems such as brakes and suspension can get pretty technical. With electronic parking brake systems, air ride height control and steering angle sensors we even run into problems or issues at times. Especially because we repair all different makes and models there is so much to learn about with each car manufacturer. It was nice of Napa to come into our shop with their Brake and Suspension Rep for a dinner and learn the other night. The team got to brush up on the latest brake systems and parts. Also, we caught up on the most innovative suspension parts available. Of course, it's always easier to learn on a full stomach!