Merrill Automotive is currently open for business to assist our community.

We are taking extra precautions, limiting person to person contact inside the shop and with customers and vendors as much as possible. We are cleaning and disinfecting much more frequently than we normally do.

Additionally, to make it easy for our customers we are available through Email, Texting, our Digital Inspection Platform, and of course on the Phone. Please reach-out to us if you have any questions or need help with your Vehicle repair and maintenance, we are here for you!

Monthly Archives: July 2019

Stopping Your Vehicle Brief Information About Brakes

Stopping Your Vehicle Brief Information About Brakes

It doesn’t matter what your vehicle is equipped with, our brake services in Lakewood can help ensure your braking system is performing it’s best. Brake systems on most modern vehicles include three main components.  The rotors which are the round metal discs, calipers which straddle the rotors and squeeze the final part – brake pads.  The calipers squeeze pads onto the rotors which creates friction, slowing the vehicle down.  The bigger the rotors and pads the more friction.  Some sports cars and high-performance vehicles have calipers with multiple pistons.  The thinking here is more pistons equals more pressure, which realizes more friction and faster stopping.  In addition to the number of pistons on the caliper the rotor design can vary.  Some rotors are slotted, some drilled.  Occasionally rotors are both drilled and slotted.  These holes and groves in the rotor help move and dissipate heat.  The faster a rotor a ... read more

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