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State Car Inspection in Houston, TX
Your vehicle inspection doesn’t have to be a hassle. At Northwest Houston Automotive Repair, we make it easy to complete your state-mandated vehicle inspection. Offering convenient hours and efficient service, Northwest Houston Automotive Repair in Houston, TX takes the headache out of state vehicle inspections.
- quick & easy
- courteous & friendly
- Shuttle Service
- emission Repairs
- certified technicians
- free estimates
Convenience and Quality
State-mandated inspections are a necessary but inconvenient part of life for any vehicle owner. But your vehicle inspection doesn’t have to ruin your day, and at Northwest Houston Auto Repair, it won’t. You can trust us to thoroughly and efficiently inspect your vehicle according to state requirements while providing you with the friendly, professional service you deserve. We understand that your time is valuable. That’s why we do everything we can to get you back on the road quickly–with no stress and no hassle.
If it’s time for your state-mandated vehicle inspection, Northwest Houston Automotive Repair has got you covered. Contact us today for information about our hours, documentation requirements and inspection services.
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“Late post but on yesterday I had the pleasure to speak with Mr.Jim the owner of the business and I was so impressed with him. I had a hard time finding someone to work around my schedule so when I told him what was going on he immediately said I can come to your residence and do it for you myself my jaws dropped.Yes by this being my first time dealing with an issue Like this of course I had plenty of questions, He listens to what I wanted and he guided me in the right direction. him and the other guy did a wonderful job on my vehicle by replacing the windshield,I will use him again and recommend him. He went above and beyond the call of duty.Thanks guys”
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Northwest Houston Auto Repair – Houston, TX Auto Repair Services 77008
At Northwest Houston Auto Repair, in Houston, TX, we pride ourselves on our automotive knowledge and attention to detail.
All of our technicians are highly trained, but what matters most to us is you. We want to give you every assurance that we can get the job done quickly, correctly and at a fair price! So feel free to ask any questions you may have about the performance of your vehicle. Stop by the shop or give us a call at (713) 269-5596 we’ll be happy to speak with you. Below is a short explanation of how the typical brake system works and some of the services that Northwest Houston Auto Repair offers.
Getting your car started and moving is important but stopping your car safely and effectively is critical. Stomping your foot on the brake pedal activates a finely tuned system that requires periodic maintenance to ensure it works correctly.
In the early days of automobiles, brakes were mostly of the ‘drum’ type and required regular adjustment. Disc brakes gradually replaced drum brakes on the front of cars and now most new cars have disc brakes on all four wheels.
Northwest Houston Auto Repair
Phone: (713) 269-5596
1608 W 22nd St
Houston, TX 77008
Today 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Disc brakes offer better stopping power than similar drum brakes and have better resistance to brake fade caused by overheating or moisture. Disc brakes usually have two brake pads that clamp over and squeeze a disc rotor. The rotor is connected to the wheel. The pads are held in place and controlled by a caliper connected to a wheel hub. When the brakes are applied, hydraulic pressure squeezes the pads against the rotors which slows or stops the vehicle.
Brake pads are metal plates with a friction material bonded to them. This material is made of different compositions and has different wear factors depending on the type of vehicle. As the pads are squeezed against the rotors repeatedly, over thousands braking actions, the pads will wear down. Different brake systems have different methods to alert you that the pad needs replacement. Newer, more luxury vehicles have electronic sensors, other vehicles have small metal clips that will rub against the rotor and “chirp” when the pad is getting worn. The important thing to remember is that brakes are the most important part of your vehicle. If for any reason your brakes are squeaking or just don’t ‘feel’ right, bring your vehicle in right away for a no-cost inspection.
Under normal conditions, the brake rotors don’t need maintenance as often as the brake pads. But the rotors must have a smooth surface to perform correctly. If the rotors become scratched or grooved they need to be resurfaced. If the damage is extensive, the rotor needs to be replaced. Northwest Houston Auto Repair will give your rotors a complete inspection and recommend the best path to correct the problem.
The hydraulic pressure that powers the rotors to grip so strongly is generated from the master cylinder. Brake fluid flows under high pressure through hoses between the master cylinder and the brake assembly at the wheels. The hoses generally last a very long time but can leak or crack so they do require periodic inspection. Brake fluid is susceptible to contamination by air and moisture which in turn can greatly affect its performance. Regular inspection of brake fluid levels is recommended and periodic flushing and replacement of fluid may be necessary as well. If you have any questions or concerns about your brakes’ performance please give us a call at (713) 269-5596.