The Brake Repair Secret ...That The Auto Shops Don't Want You To Know About

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What is TalkToMyMechanic?

TalkToMyMechanic Pro is the easy way to make sure you don't get ripped off by your mechanic when you take your car in for brake repair. Its a service that makes sure you get the right repair, for the right price, with no unnecessary extra charges or suggestions.

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  • Even online tools that are "price estimators can't give you the protection like we can (read below to see why)
  • You'll have a guaranteed fair price and know you're getting the right repair…and you don't even have to do any talking!

Do You Need Brake Repair?

Sources* say that if we have 10 mechanics

That 6 of them will try to overcharge us

And the remaining 2/3rds won’t be certified

Meaning that you have an 87% chance of dealing with
an overcharging or under-qualified mechanic

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In order to determine if your car requires brake repair, you should have at least some knowledge on how your car’s brake system function, the common causes of brake failure, and what constitutes brake repair issues. However, as with all car problems and not only for brake repair, it is always wise to consult your trusted mechanic especially if you have next to none knowledge on car troubles.

How a Brake System Functions

The brake system of your car is a multifaceted grouping of various components used to keep you safe while driving. Undoubtedly, no other car system plays a vital role for your safety than your brake system so it is very important that you keep it in optimum condition. The brake pedal is a lever made of steel that directs your foot’s force into the brake's master cylinder. Normally, it has a connected switch for turning on the brake lights once the brake pedal is pressed down. Once you press the brake pedal down, a push rod then pushes the master cylinder. The master cylinder on the other hand is made up of a fluid tank and a piston.

When moved, the piston will direct the brake fluid into the brake lines and further into the wheel cylinder or brake caliper. Almost all front wheels of vehicles have disc brakes, while plenty of rear wheels also have disc brakes. In the event that the disc brakes will not be employed, the drum brakes will come into play.

The brake fluid directed to the brake lines will push the brake caliper's piston consequently applying force on the brake pads. Conventionally, brake pads are created from either a hard, metallic or organic compound in order that they survive everyday wear and tear that typically comes from pressure and high heat.

Once your brake pads get in contact with the rotor, heat and friction will be generated. In this process, your wheels' rotating energy is converted into heat via friction which will eventually lead to your vehicle stopping or braking.

Rotors on the other hand are usually created from cast iron. They are manufactured to withstand heat so that it will not warp and cause problems. Unfortunately however, many vehicles today have rotors that are too small so they cannot handle warping as much and can warp in as little as 1,000 miles. The rotor is secured between the spindle and wheel and is capable of rotating at the speed at which your wheels rotate.

Common Warning Signs of Brake Repair

  • Drag – brakes that stick, engine losing power, and hot wheels. In this case, your brakes may not release or vice versa, which will leave you with no braking power at all.
  • Brake lights – experiencing a severe drop in the pressure of the brake's hydraulics or activation of the emergency brake. In this scenario, total brake failure is at hand.
  • Hard brake pedals – when stepping on the brake pedals, you exert a higher amount of pressure (more than usual) for the brake to work. This can mean restrictions in the hydraulic lines, power brake problems, damaged brake linings, or frozen wheel cylinders or brake calipers.
  • Grabs – when your brakes grab even with the slightest bit of pressure. This may be a sign of a simple problem concerning oil or grease contaminated brake linings or a sign of a more serious problem regarding broken or loose brake components that require immediate attention.
  • Pull – when your vehicle pulls to a specific side when you step on the brakes. This can mean maladjusted brakes or underinflated tires.
  • Low brake pedals – when your brakes function only after your brake pedals almost touches your vehicle's floorboard which in turn usually turns on the brake warning light. This can mean minor issues which require minor brake repair or may mean serious brake problems requiring comprehensive brake repair.
  • Vibration – occurs when your entire car, steering wheel or brake pedal vibrates or shakes when you use the brakes. This can mean that your disc brake rotors require resurfacing or may indicate a bigger problem regarding defective steering mechanism or loose brake components.
  • Squeal – when your brakes squeal. Typically, brakes function with a slight noise, but loud squeals, bangs, clatter, groans, grinding, and screeches require brake repair.

Common Brake Problems that lead to Brake Failure

Because your car's braking system is always used, your brake pads naturally suffer which can lead to brake failure if ignored and not properly maintained. It is generally recommended that you have the brake pads professionally inspected every six months or when you begin to notice a problem.

More often than not, brake pads have a sleek, metal tab that shakes against the rotors in the event that the brake pads are really worn out to a hazardous level. However, some brake pads don’t have this metal tab which means that if not regularly checked, problems can lead to rotor damage which can then lead to brake failure.

Another common brake failure cause is a warped rotor which is typical in newer vehicles, but is likewise observed in all other disc brake systems. A warped rotor is the result of improper wheel alignment or an overheated rotor. It will cause a pulsing sensation when applying the brakes. In this light, having your rotor checked periodically is also a must.

Safety is of the utmost importance to you and your family because accidents can and do happen, but can be prevented or cushioned in most cases with a brake system in excellent working condition. So when you suspect you have a brake problem, don’t hesitate to bring your car to your mechanic for a brake repair and have it thoroughly checked.

What Do You Get When You Use TalkToMyMechanic Pro?

Diagnostic Audit - our master mechanic will talk to the repair shop on the phone and receive all diagnostics, cross check them with his knowledge and expertise, our panel of 10 ASE Certified Master Mechanics, and our database of over half a million faulty repairs to make sure they are actually doing the correct repair.

Price Audit - Our master mechanic will check the price of parts for your repair AND check labor rates against our database of nationally accepted wage rates to make sure they aren't charging you an unfair price…and then they will negotiate for a discounted price (successful about 60% of the time)

Service Audit - Our master mechanic will look at any additional repairs or maintenance suggested on the car and then go through diagnostics and the auto shop to find out if the repairs are actually necessary…or if they are just a greedy up - charge.

Repair Warranty - If you purchase before you take your car in, we can direct you to an auto shop in your area that offers a 24,000 mile/24 month warranty on any repair they do (about 1 in 5 shops offer this).

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Why TalkToMyMechanic Pro is Risk-Free for you to try

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You are fully protected by our 100% No-Risk Double Guarantee. If you are unhappy in any way over the next 30 days, just let us know and we'll send you a prompt refund. No questions asked.

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Discover How Some Other People Have Used TalkToMyMechanic

  • Men and Women who "don't speak Mechanic" to understand what their auto shop is talking about.
  • Women, College Students, and Older Drivers to protect themselves from getting scammed (these groups are the groups that are most frequently targeted by dubious mechanics)
  • Business Professionals who just don't have the time to sit around with a mechanic at the shop.
  • Parents who want to make sure that their children's cars are fixed correctly the first time.

When We Asked Our Customers What They Like About TalkToMyMechanic Pro Here is What They Said.

Here is What They Said:

"TalkToMyMechanic Pro helps me feel like every time the mechanics smile when they hand me the bill it isn't because they are about to screw me over."

"They targeted my mom because she is older but luckily I was able to get her to sign up [for TalkToMyMechanic] right before she almost handed over the credit card"

See How Our Customers Get the Best Out of The Diagnostic Audit.

"I had no idea how often mechanics just try to guess what is wrong with the car. I'm glad that you guys made him go back and find the real problem"

See How Our Customers Get the Most Out of Our Pricing Audit.

"He said the new wheels for my grandma's car were going to be $3,200. When the guy at TalkToMyMechanic told him that she could get the wheels for $1,700 online, he immediately dropped the price."

Why Our Customers Love The Service Audit.

"I researched online for the price of my repair and it seemed right, but I had no idea how to check whether I really needed the extra 4 repairs he suggested or whether he was trying to fix something that wasn't broken."

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So How Does This All Actually Work?

Step 1

When you buy, you receive your own personal phone number to your master mechanic. Call that line and tell us briefly about what is happening with your car.


Step 2

We find every shop within 20 miles of you that has the 24,000mile/24 month warranty. Then you decide if you want to select one of those shops or pick your own.


Step 3

Once we know what shop you're going to, we take care of the rest. You just bring in your car and the relax.

(PS - while you're relaxing - we call the shop ahead of time, tell them you'll be arriving shortly, introduce ourselves as your automotive repair team, clarify things with the mechanics, check diagnostics, check pricing, check extra suggested service repairs, and negotiate lower prices. All while you don't have to lift a finger.)


Step 4

Once we're finished, we'll give you a call or text summary of everything we uncovered, stopped, and negotiated before you pay. Then you leave happy knowing you got the right repair for the right price.

TalkToMyMechanic vs. JustAnswer vs. AutoMD

  • Auto Shop Locator
  • Auto Shops with 24/24 warranty Locator
  • Get Answers To Auto Questions
  • Get Answers To Auto Questions By Professional Mechanics
  • Get Answers To Auto Questions on the Phone
  • Diagnostic Audit
  • Price Audit
  • Service Audit
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JustAnswer
AutoMD

Why is TalkToMyMechanic Pro Different From Just Answer

Just Answer doesn't have the ability to talk to a mechanic on the phone, or the ability to call in to an auto shop to do the hard work for you.

Just Answer just has a box where you can type your question, and a box where you get an answer.

But here is the biggest problem with Just Answer - you only one answer per purchase! And it is geared more towards Do It Yourselfers who are stuck on a repair question, not on a regular joe who needs help knowing whether he needs to take his car in at all, or needs to know if he is being lied to.

This is one of the main reasons people use TalkToMyMechanic, because the other answer websites are only for people who are trying to really fix things for themselves!

Why is TalkToMyMechanic Pro Different From AutoMD

AutoMD misses the big picture entirely. They have a diagnostic tool…but think for a few moments: Do you really think it is possible to know what is wrong with your car with a 5 question quiz? Now, the tool can definitely guide you in the right direction, but there are over 10,000 parts in a car. And every mechanic we've interviewed says that it is foolish to try and figure out what is wrong with a car without first running diagnostics.

Interesting Fact: AutoMD sells your information to auto shops to make money.

This is the big thing that makes us different from AutoMD - You are our customer, not the shops. AutoMD gets paid by the shops to give them more customers. It doesn't matter if the shop is slimy, dishonest, or incompetent… As long as they pay, AutoMD sells them your information. Do you really think AutoMD is going to audit the people paying the bills? I don't think so either...

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Will TalkToMyMechanic Pro Save Me Money?

There is a 87% chance you get the wrong repair or get overcharged. And of the times you don't get overcharged, there is a 60% chance to still negotiate the price lower. So basically, 19 times out of 20, we save people hundreds of dollars.

How 65 year old Colleen Jones used TalkToMyMechanic

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