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The Perils of Hunting!

2011 Toyota Tacoma brake line

The owner of this 2011 Toyota Tacoma was out in the back-country elk hunting and had a nasty run in with a snow bank. The right rear brake line was ripped apart. Luckily the owner was able to come up with a temporary solution to complete his hunt and make it home safely.

The owner requested our certified car care technicians replace all of his flex hoses with steel braided hoses. They are stronger, but we do not guarantee they will survive the back-country. The photo above to the right shows the old flex hoses on the left side of the truck.

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 Fix Work Trucks

AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment Works on Work Trucks

 

Here is a work truck brought into us by the owner of Bouncing Around in Reno. This 1994 Ford F-150 came in for brake repair and a front-end alignment. If you have one commercial vehicle or a fleet of work trucks, it is important to keep them on a regular maintenance schedule.

At AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment, we understand these vehicles are your livelihood and do everything we can to get them back to you in working order as fast as possible.

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 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 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 Works on Oversized and Fleet Vehicles

Ford F-800 Robert Kelly Tree Care

Robert Kelly Tree Care brought us this behemoth. The Ford F800 was brought in because there was a leak in the right rear hydraulic brake sending oil everywhere. We cleaned and/or replaced all the damaged parts to ensure this vehicle got back on the road as quickly as possible.

If you have a fleet vehicle that is not being regularly inspected, you are gambling on your business. Give AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment a call today to schedule ongoing maintenance of your fleet vehicles. Regular scheduled maintenance ensures you spend more time out working and less time waiting for long expensive repairs in the future.

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 Oversized and Fleet Vehicles

GMC Top Kick Brake Inspection

Sierra Coast Roofing brought us this GMC Top Kick to inspect the brakes. AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment recommends regular maintenance checks of fleet vehicles to ensure commercial vehicles spend more time on the road and less in the shop with costly repairs when left unchecked.

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 Brakes and Alignments

beautiful Black Cobra kit car

This beautiful Black Cobra kit car came to us for an alignment and brakes. In our last post we talked about the importance of aligning your vehicle. This time we want to talk about brakes. We sometimes take for granted when we push on the brakes that the brakes will engage and slow us down.

But just like anything else, brakes need to be maintained and inspected on a regular basis. AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment always includes a brake inspection with our tire rotation service, recommended every 5,000 miles.

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 Fleet Vehicles

rear-axle-brake-repair-AYRES

This fleet vehicle from Aero Speed Delivery blew the left rear axle and needed AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment to get them back up and running. After the axle blew it leaked oil on the brakes making them unsafe for the driver.

rear-axle-brake-repair-AYRES-drum-brake

We put in new seals and disk brakes in the front and drum brakes in the back along with replacing the drum shoes.

If your brakes don’t seem to work as well as they used to or you don’t remember the last time they have been checked call us 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