We're Answering Your Brake Repair Questions

November 16th, 2015
Brake Repair in Baton Rouge, LAAt Chabill’s Tire & Auto Service in Baton Rouge, LA, we do a lot of brake service on customers’ vehicles. Not surprisingly, we also get a lot of questions about brake repair, so we’d like to clear a few of them up here. 
 
My brakes are making a pretty loud squeal when I step on them. Do I need brake service? 
 
Not necessarily. Sometimes brake squeal is coming from a simple vibration between the brake rotor and the pads. In these cases, there are aerosol products and other compounds that can quiet brake squeal. 
 
What kind of noises do worn brakes make, then? 
 
Most brake pads are designed with a we ...[more]
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

November Tire Spotlight: BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO

November 2nd, 2015
BFGoodrich Tires in Baton Rouge, LADrivers of light trucks and SUVs who are looking for great off-road performance along with low noise and good road manners are able to get the best of both worlds with the BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO. The All-Terrain T/A KO is designed with a chunky, computer-optimized all-terrain tread pattern. The high void ratio helps to clean mud and debris from the treads, with interlocking tread blocks and a dense sipe pattern for wet-weather traction and low highway noise. On the edges of the tread, “Shoulder Lock” traction bars let the tire dig in and claw at deep dirt and sand surfaces for aired-down off-road performance.
 
Internally, the All-Terrain T/A KO is designed with twin steel belts a ...[more]
  Posted in: Tire 101

Everything You Want To Know About Wheel Alignments

November 2nd, 2015
Wheel Alignment in Lafayette, LAAt Chabill’s Tire & Auto Service in Lafayette, LA, wheel alignments are a big part of the services that we offer. Not surprisingly, we do get questions about wheel alignments from time to time, and we’d like to hopefully clear a few of them up. 
 

What exactly is wheel alignment? 

 
When your car leaves the factory, the wheels are set at very specific angles in relation to each other and to the car’s frame. Engineers set these angles for optimum ride quality, handling and steering response. In time, with enough wear and tear, your steering and suspension components will drift away from those alignment specs, and your car will begin to show premature tire wear and handling/drivability problems.
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101