How to Tell If You Need New Brakes

There are quite a few regular maintenance steps you need to do to keep your vehicle running well for all the miles ahead. You probably have the big ones down: oil changes, tire rotations, tune-ups. But what about your brakes?

When was the last time you had them checked out or replaced by a skilled professional technician like our service staff here at Midland Buick GMC? The time might be now to pay us a visit for quality, customer-first brake maintenance.

If you’re not sure whether you need new brakes or not, here are a few things to look out for:

Pulling

Do you feel your car pull or move to one side when you hit the brakes? This is referred to as “pulling” and is a sign you may need new brakes.

Vibrating

If your steering wheel or entire car starts to pulsate or vibrate when you brake, you probably need new brakes. Vibrating can mean you are driving on over worn rotors, decreasing your vehicle’s roadworthiness and safety.

Grinding

If you hear a harsh metallic growl or squeal sound when you brake, your brakes are grinding and it is imperative to have your brakes examined and replaced as soon as possible.

Contact us at Midland Buick GMC if you are worried about your brakes.

Four Tips for Spring Cleaning

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There’s Nothing Like A Clean Vehicle!

Spring symbolizes rebirth and fresh starts, which is why this season has cleaning and organization on everyone’s mind. If you’re looking to get your surroundings in order, check out some of our favorite spring cleaning tips from Midland Buick GMC in Midland, TX.

Remove Out-of-Reach Dust

Thanks to all of the beautiful new blooms and pollen, spring can be a rough time of year for those with allergies. Don’t let dust add to that issue. Spend a day cleaning hard-to-reach places like the tops of door frames, ceiling fans, and bookshelves.

Use Your Dishwasher

This hard-working machine doesn’t have to be just for dishes. Fill yours with things like light fixtures, vases, toys, or anything else that could benefit from a gentle rinse.

Remove Dust from Upholstery

The quickest way to get rid of dirt, fur, dust, and debris is by using rubber gloves. Run your gloved hands under water, pat them dry so that they’re damp, and then run your hands over chairs, couches, and rugs to collect debris.

Clean Around Your Stove

Use special degreasing kitchen cleaner to scrub away the grease that has built up from cooking. People are more likely to cook if their kitchen is clean and welcoming. With fresh spring and summer produce lingering on the horizon, there’s no better time than now to get that stove-top ready.