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Diagnosing a bad brake master cylinder

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Has your brake master cylinder gone bad? How would you know? What even is it? Tony Kennedy's Crain's Automotive in Clarksville, TN has the answers.

Your brake master cylinder is an integral part of your brake system. When one fails, some odd symptoms may arise, and it may be difficult to diagnose. Here’s some information to help you decide if yours has given out on you.

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Simple Steps to Save Fleet Downtime - Tranmissions!

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Our fleet truck customers do not need to spend valuable time in the shop with transmission issues due that could have been avoided by servicing their fleet vehicles based on their owner's manual recommendations!  Especially if it is simply changing a clogged filter, changing fluids or clutch issues!  Our transmission technicians here at Tony Kennedy's Crain's Automotive in Clarksville believe that service = saving high repair bills!   Therefore, we believe in a proactive approach!

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Bad engine mounts, why is it a problem for you?

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Failed engine mounts are an irritating issue to live with causing your car or truck to vibrate and you don't know why. At Tony Kennedy's Crain's Automotive in Clarksville, TN, we can help, no matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive and it is an easy issue to detect on a test drive.

There are a few indicators your engine mounts need to be replaced. For one, you can do a visual inspection, if they’re accessible enough - if they looked cracked, smashed, or dry-rotted, it’s probably time for new ones.  If the engine visibly shakes while it’s running, engine mounts are also likely the culprit.  However, if you are like most drivers you simply get in and drive on down the road until something is different or a light comes on!   Then you call our shop for help!

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If it's hot, cool it down & avoid high repair costs! EASY!

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Repairs are costly and we all want to avoid them including our team here at Tony Kennedy's Crain's Automotive!  It's our job and we take it seriously.  Here, it is all about keeping your car or truck serviced and looking for problems "before" they happen to avoid those high repair costs and ensuring you avoid any breakdowns when it's hot outside or cold outside as either is a problem for our Clarksville drivers!  Nobody can forsee a flat tire or blowout due to running over a nail, but we can avoid some of the regular issues we see all the time such as....

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Tire Light On! Yes, there is a problem!

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When your light comes on, it is ALWAYS important to look at the issue to see if it is a problem.  Especially if it is a light we all understand.  Tire pressure is one we all can relate to and an easy one to look at.  However, most drivers just assume the air is low in them and ignore it which is not a good idea especially when you are driving a 4x4 diesel truck off-roading and could have picked up anything and/or everything like this truck tire did. 

He looked, and immediately headed over to see our technicians here at Tony Kennedy's Crain's Automotive.  

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Take a break and let's look at your brakes

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Obviously, your brakes are pretty important. At Tony Kennedy's Crain's Automotive in Tony Kennedy's Crain's Automotive, we are here to make sure your car, truck, or SUV stops like it should.

Your brake system is made of many components that all have to work correctly for your brakes to operate seamlessly. If one thing needs to be repaired, the whole system is compromised. Brake pads, rotors, hoses, calipers, and metal lines all play a part in stopping your car. Our team is equipped to make sure all of those parts are in working order, so you can be safe on the road ahead. 

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