Brakes: Important Safety Equipment


When it comes to vehicle safety, your brake system is at the top of the list. Brakes are a normal wear item for any car & eventually they’re going to need to be replaced. For routine maintenance, check your vehicle’s braking system at least once a year. A thorough inspection should include brake lining wear, brake fluid level, rotor thickness, condition of hoses & brake lines, brake & dash warning lights, as well as taking the car for a test drive to detect other potential brake system problems.

If your car is pulling to the left or right, or if you hear odd noises when you apply the brakes, you should inspect your brakes. Other warning signs include an illuminated brake warning light, brake grabbing, low pedal feel, vibration, hard pedal feel & squealing.
Several factors that affect brake wear include driving habits, operating conditions, vehicle type & the quality of the brake lining material. Never put off routine brake inspections or any needed repair, such as letting the brakes get to the “metal-to metal” point, which can be potentially dangerous & lead to a more costly repair bill.

“A properly operating brake system helps ensure safe vehicle operation & control under a variety of driving conditions,” said Rich White, Executive Director of the non-profit Car Care Council. “Motorists can put a stop to any potential brake system problems by recognizing the signs & symptoms that their brake system may need maintenance or repair.” The Car Care Council offers tools to help you learn more about auto care & brake repair.

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June Manager's Minute

June Manager’s Minute

June is here and summer is soon to follow. I know if you’re like me, you already have your travel plans laid out for the summer. But, that’s just the beginning, the rest is preparation. Like taking your car in for a trip check. Before hitting the road, I always like to do a full vehicle inspection. And even though I’m a mechanic and I know what’s under my hood and don’t expect surprises, I still check my oil when I fill up. Especially if I’m pulling trailer. We’re here to do the first part for you. Schedule your oil change and trip check before your go. And, don’t forget to check the oil while you go.

June means Father’s Day. Sure, Dad usually takes care of the car stuff, but why don’t you take it off his plate this month? Get his car serviced for him. An oil change or fluid service or a membership to our Car Care Club, any of these can make a great gift. Ask at the desk and we can set you up with a Gift Certificate. Happy Father’s Day and Welcome Summer! We thank you for being our customer.

May Manager’s Minute

Hello Everyone,

Jim and Tara DearholtMay is here and spring is in full bloom. We’re thinking of all you wonderful moms and grandmothers. You are an inspiration to all of us. Be it your tireless caring for everyone or your delicious recipes, we recognize your presence in our lives is heartfelt and is missed when you are gone. Happy Mother’s Day.

And don’t forget about Mom’s vehicle. Bring it in for an oil change or fluid service. The last thing she needs is a flat tire or a dead battery. And don’t forget Memorial Day is coming up, we’ll be closed. Schedule your vehicle for a road trip inspection and oil change before you start your summer travels.

We want to thank you for being our customer and welcome you into the shop anytime.



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Winner Of Our Grill Master Sweepstakes


Congratulations to Felipe Marquez, he was the winner of the Traeger Grill

Runners up who received a FREE Oil Change:
Steven Alton
Jenn Lucero
Andrew Serna

Winner of the Traeger Pellet Grill

Celebrating Father’s Day All Month – This Father’s Day, we are making Dad a Grill Master whether he has skills or not! Every time you complete a repair or service at Dearholt AutoCare, we will automatically enter you to win a Tailgating Grill from Traeger. These awesome little portable grills have wood pellet smoke function that will add authentic grill master flavor to everything you cook. The more services we provide, the more entries you will automatically receive.* You can also enter by liking our post on Facebook, or visiting the shop to fill out a form. Runners up will receive a no cost standard oil change. No purchase is necessary. See shop for details.

Father's Day Grill Master Sweepstakes