AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment Works with Body Shops

BMW X5 bent arm and shoe collision repair

This 2007 BMW X5 was brought to us by JafBros Auto body. The BMW was in a collision and bent two arms and a shoe. AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment will work with your insurance company to get your car back on the road. We will be replacing the arms with used control arms on a “knee assembly” as it is often referred to.

BMW X5 bent arm and shoe

You and your passenger’s safety and comfort are important to Ayres Muffler Brake and Alignment. We treat all your vehicles like they are our own. Give us a call or stop by anytime. We always offer free inspections on:

  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Scans (error codes)
  • Front Ends

AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment Works on Classic Cars AND Trucks!

This 1948 Diamond T truck was brought in for brake service. The owner pulled it out for Hot August Nights and hit the brakes and the pedal went straight to the floor.

The problem was the left rear wheel cylinder was leaking. The owner decided to have us go ahead and replace all of them while we were at it. The front cylinders were more traditional cylinders and easy to replace. The rear cylinders, on the other hand, were much more unique. After some pretty extensive searching on the internet, we were able to locate two and get this customer back out on the road.

Here is a photo of the unique rear cylinder.

1948 Diamond T Rear Cylinder

You and your passenger’s safety and comfort are important to Ayres Muffler Brake and Alignment. We treat all your vehicles like they are our own. Give us a call or stop by anytime. We always offer free inspections on:

  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Scans (error codes)

AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment can Align Almost Anything, Even RV’s

1998 Ford E-450 chassis motorhome

This 1998 Ford E-450 chassis motorhome was brought to us by the owner of Topaz Construction. The owner initially brought it in for an alignment but upon our recommendation, she decided to replace the front brakes as well.

The camping season is not over yet. Bring your RV in for an inspection and/or an alignment before that next big trip. A proper alignment can save on gas and tire wear.

You and your passenger’s safety and comfort are important to Ayres Muffler Brake and Alignment. We treat all your vehicles like they are our own. Give us a call or stop by anytime. We always offer free inspections on:

  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Scans (error codes)
  • Front Ends

AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment Specializes in Classic Car Repair and Brakes

1950 Chevy Deluxe

This 1950 Chevy Deluxe was first brought into us at the beginning of the summer to replace the front brakes and after driving it at Hot August Nights the owner brought it back to have our brake specialists replace the rear brakes.

This great project car is for sale, call 775.848.1040 if you are interested.

You and your passenger’s safety and comfort are important to Ayres Muffler Brake and Alignment. We treat all your vehicles like they are our own. Give us a call or stop by anytime. We always offer free inspections on:

  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Scans (error codes)
  • Front Ends

AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment Works on All Types of Cars

1987-porshe-brake-replacement-repair

This 1987 Porsche 924S was in for some rear brake work. We replaced the rotors and pads. The customer purchased their own caliber. Although we suggest our customers go with our recommended parts dealers, we will install parts provided by the customer.

 porshe-924S-rear-brake-assembly

If you have started to notice your vehicle, regardless of size, is pulling to one side or if your steering wheel isn’t straight when you are driving straight, give Ayres Muffler Brake and Alignment a call to schedule an appointment today.

You and your passenger’s safety and comfort are important to Ayres Muffler Brake and Alignment. We treat all your vehicles like they are our own. Give us a call or stop by anytime. We always offer free inspections on:

  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Scans (error codes)
  • Front Ends

AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment Can Align Large Fleet Vehicles

Ford-F-750-Granite-Construction-wheel-alignment

 

This 2016 Ford F-750 behemoth was brought into us by Granite Construction. The driver noticed the truck was pulling to the right and immediately brought it to us to align before the issue worsened and caused poor tire wear.

If you have start to notice your vehicle, regardless of size, is pulling to one side or if your steering wheel isn’t straight when you are driving straight, give Ayres Muffler Brake and Alignment a call to schedule an appointment today.

You and your passenger’s safety and comfort are important to Ayres Muffler Brake and Alignment. We treat all your vehicles like they are our own. Give us a call or stop by anytime. We always offer free inspections on:

  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Scans (error codes)
  • Front Ends

AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment Can Align All Types of Vehicles (Even if They’re Lowered)

2011 Corvette alignment

Here is a beautiful (and fast) 2011 Corvette. This sports car was brought to us by Real Performance Speed Shop here in Reno. They made a lot of improvements to this beauty to increase speed and efficiency and as a final measure they brought it to AYRES to do a front and rear alignment. As you may notice this performance car was lowered. Ayres Muffler Brake and Alignments lifts can work with all types of vehicles, regardless if they were raised or lowered.

You and your passenger’s safety and comfort are important to Ayres Muffler Brake and Alignment. We treat all your vehicles like they are our own. Give us a call or stop by anytime. We always offer free inspections on:

  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Scans (error codes)
  • Front Ends

AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment Can Replace Your Catalytic Converter

Here is a 2004 Toyota Prius. Our certified car technician is replacing two catalytic convertors. The timing for replacement has a lot to do with the care and maintenance of your vehicle (think of this as a friendly reminder to maintain your engine and check your fluid levels regularly). This Prius was brought into us with an error code for catalytic convertor inefficiency.

This particular car has two catalytic converters, so our car repair tech is in the process of replacing both. As you can see in this picture there is a catalytic converter on both ends.

 catalytic-converter-detail

In this photo you can see where the catalytic converter goes underneath the car.

 catalytic-converter-placement

Catalytic converters are required in all vehicles by federal law. They are required to pass smog tests. There is a belief in counties where there is no smog testing that catalytic converters are optional. In fact, it is a federal law, and they must still be installed. Car owners found to have removed their catalytic converters can face up to a $10,000 fine!

You and your passenger’s safety and comfort are important to Ayres Muffler Brake and Alignment. We treat all your vehicles like they are our own. Give us a call or stop by anytime. We always offer free inspections on:

  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Scans (error codes)
  • Front Ends

AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment Specializes in All Types of Muffler Work

We thought we’d use this 1963 Buick Riviera as our example to go into more detail about mufflers. We noticed from some of our past posts there were some strong feelings and a few questions about mufflers, as well as the idea of AYRES removing them from cars completely.

To answer some of the questions real quick, yes it is completely safe to remove a muffler from a car. However, without a muffler the car will be much louder. This is a personal preference of the owner/driver, not AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment. Just like cars driving down the street with very loud music or base, that is the preference of the owner.

If you have any other questions about installing a new muffler or removing the muffler from your vehicle, give us a call to schedule an appointment today.

You and your passenger’s safety and comfort are important to Ayres Muffler Brake and Alignment. We treat all your vehicles like they are our own. Give us a call or stop by anytime. We always offer free inspections on:

  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Scans (error codes)
  • Front Ends

AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment Specializes in Alignments on Fleet Vehicles

Chevy Blazer City of Sparks Alignment

This Chevy Blazer was brought to AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment by the City of Reno. We are doing an alignment on this vehicle as one of the employees was complaining the vehicle was pulling to one side.

Poor alignment is important to watch out for. Besides possibly causing your fleet vehicle to shake or pull to one side, it can also cause uneven or rapid tire wear leading to costly tire replacement much sooner than budgeted.

You and your passenger’s safety and comfort are important to Ayres Muffler Brake and Alignment. We treat all your vehicles like they are our own. Give us a call or stop by anytime. We always offer free inspections on:

  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Scans (error codes)
  • Front Ends