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GENERAL MAINTENANCE

It's Time for the 21st Century Tune-up

Times are changing...cars are changing. One of the biggest changes in today's automotive industry is the perception of a "tune-up." Ask 10 vehicle owners their definition of a tune-up and chances are there'll be 10 different answers. The classic "tune-up" was once the heart of the automotive business and contrary to some beliefs; today's modern vehicles still need tune-ups to keep them performing at the most efficient levels.

The tune-up was historically associated with the routine replacement of key ignition system parts like spark plugs and ignition points, along with some basic adjustments to help "tune" the engine. Mounting pressure for increased fuel economy and lower emissions drove the car manufacturers to adopt electronics and to do away with ignition points in the '70s, along with the carburetor in the middle '80s. This eliminated the need for the replacement and adjustment of a growing number of ignition and fuel system parts.

As the pace of technology quickened, the procedures required to perform a traditional tune-up changed dramatically. Highly sophisticated ignition and fuel systems are now the norm, using one or more onboard computers to control critical engine and transmission management functions. Things that were once handled mechanically are now controlled electronically through the widespread use of onboard computer technology.

Because vehicles have changed so much over the years, the Car Care Council has introduced the 21st Century Tune-up. This program is designed to help re-define and educate motorists as to what a tune-up should consist of on today's modern vehicles.

"There is a misconception that today's modern vehicles don't need tune-ups because they never break down, but that simply is not true," said Rich White, executive director of the Car Care Council. "If you're at work and your computer goes down, you can't get any more work done. It's the same with your vehicle. If the vehicle isn't being properly maintained, you're not going to get where you want to go."

As part of the 21st Century Tune-up on today's modern vehicles, the following systems should be inspected:

  • Battery, charging and starting
  • Engine mechanical
  • Powertrain control (including onboard diagnostic checks)
  • Fuel
  • Ignition
  • Emissions

Vehicle owners ask for tune-ups for a variety of reasons, including improving performance, maintaining reliability, planning a vacation, preparing for winter/summer or because they're giving the car to a friend or family member.

To help ensure good performance, fuel economy and emissions, the Car Care Council also recommends that motorists take the time necessary to become familiar with their vehicle from every aspect. Study the owner's manual to become thoroughly acquainted with the operation of all systems. Pay special attention to the indicator lights and instruments.

Getting Your Vehicle Ready for Winter

Mechanical failure—an inconvenience anytime it occurs--can be deadly in the winter. Preventive maintenance is a must. Besides, a well-maintained vehicle is more enjoyable to drive, lasts longer, and could command a higher resale price.

Some of the following tips can be performed by any do-it-yourselfer; others require the skilled hands of a professional auto technician.

  • Engine Performance - Get engine drivability problems (hard starts, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good repair shop. Cold weather makes existing problems worse. Replace dirty filters-air, fuel, etc.
  • Fuel - Put a bottle of fuel de-icer in your tank once a month to help keep moisture from freezing in the fuel line. Note that a full gas tank helps keep moisture from forming.
  • Oil - Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual—more often (every 3,000 miles) if your driving is mostly stop-and-go or consists of frequent short trips.
  • Cooling Systems - The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of the coolant should be checked periodically. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.) DIYers, never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled! The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps, and hoses should be checked by a pro.
  • Windshield Wipers - Replace old blades. If your climate is harsh, purchase rubber-clad (winter) blades to fight ice build-up. Stock up on windshield washer solvent-you'll be surprised how much you use. Carry an ice-scraper.
  • Heater/Defroster - The heater and defroster must be in good working condition for passenger comfort and driver visibility. Newer models have a cabin air filter that should be replaced periodically. Check your owner's manual for the location and replacement interval.
  • Battery - The only accurate way to detect a weak battery is with professional equipment. Routine care: Scrape away corrosion from posts and cable connections; clean all surfaces; re-tighten all connections. If battery caps are removable, check fluid level monthly. Avoid contact with corrosive deposits and battery acid. Wear eye protection and rubber gloves.
  • Lights - Inspect all lights and bulbs; replace burned out bulbs; periodically clean road grime from all lenses. To prevent scratching, never use a dry rag.
  • Exhaust System - Your vehicle should be placed on a lift and the exhaust system examined for leaks. The trunk and floor boards should be inspected for small holes. Exhaust fumes can be deadly.
  • Tires - Worn tires will be of little use in winter weather. Examine tires for remaining tread life, uneven wearing, and cupping; check the sidewalls for cuts and nicks. Check tire pressures once a month. Check the tires when they are cold, before driving for any distance. Rotate as recommended. Don't forget your spare, and be sure the jack is in good condition.
  • Carry emergency gear: gloves, boots, blankets, flares, a small shovel, sand or kitty litter, tire chains, and a flash light. Put a few "high-energy" snacks in your glove box.

Getting Your Vehicle Ready For Summer

Summer's heat, dust, and stop-and-go traffic, will take their toll on your vehicle. Add the effects of last winter, and you could be poised for a breakdown. You can lessen the odds of mechanical failure through periodic maintenance. . . Your vehicle should last longer and command a higher resale price, too!

Some of the following tips are easy to do; others require a skilled auto technician.

  • Air Conditioning - A marginally operating system will fail in hot weather. Have the system examined by a qualified technician. Newer models have cabin air filters that clean the air entering the heating and air conditioning system. Check your owner's manual for location and replacement interval.
  • Cooling System - The greatest cause of summer breakdowns is overheating. The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of the coolant should be checked periodically. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.) DIYers, never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled! The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps, and hoses should be checked by a pro.
  • Oil - Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual-more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage, or tow a trailer.
  • Engine Performance - Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended-more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard starts, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
  • Windshield Wipers - A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
  • Lights - Inspect all lights and bulbs; replace burned out bulbs; periodically clean dirt and insects from all lenses. To prevent scratching, never use a dry rag.
  • Tires - Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; check them while they're cold before driving for any distance. Don't forget to check your spare as well and be sure the jack is in good condition. Examine tires for tread life, uneven wearing, and cupping; check the sidewalls for cuts and nicks. An alignment is warranted if there's uneven tread wear or if your vehicle pulls to one side.
  • Brakes - Brakes should be inspected as recommended in your manual, or sooner if you notice pulsations, grabbing, noises, or longer stopping distance. Minor brake problems should be corrected promptly.
  • Battery - Batteries can fail any time of year. The only accurate way to detect a weak battery is with professional equipment. Routine care: Scrape away corrosion from posts and cable connections; clean all surfaces; re-tighten all connections. If battery caps are removable, check the fluid level monthly. Avoid contact with corrosive deposits and battery acid. Wear eye protection and rubber gloves.
  • Emergencies - Carry some basic tools-ask a technician for suggestions. Also include a first aid kit, flares, and a flashlight. Consider buying a cellular phone.

Keeping Your Vehicle in Tune with the Environment

Car care is definitely a win-win situation. Besides helping the environment, a properly maintained and operated vehicle will run more efficiently, will be safer, and will last longer-up to 50% longer, according to a survey of ASE-certified Master Auto Technicians. The following tips should put you on the road to environmentally conscious car care.

  • Keep your engine tuned. A misfiring spark plug can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30%. Follow the service schedules listed in your owner's manual. Replace filters and fluids as recommended.
  • Check your tires for proper inflation. Under inflation wastes fuel-your engine has to work harder to push the vehicle. Wheels that are out-of-line (as evidenced by uneven tread wear or vehicle pulling) make the engine work harder, too. Properly maintained tires will last longer, meaning fewer scrap tires have to be disposed.
  • Keep your air conditioner in top condition and have it serviced only by a technician certified competent to handle/recycle refrigerants. Air conditioners contain CFCs-gases that have been implicated in the depletion of the ozone layer. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, almost one third of the CFCs released into the atmosphere come from mobile air conditioners; some simply leaks out, but the majority escapes during service and repair-so it's important to choose a qualified technician.
  • Do-it-yourselfers: dispose of used motor oil, anti-freeze/coolant, tires, and old batteries properly. Many repair facilities accept these items. Or call your local municipal or county government for recycling sites. Never dump used oil or anti-freeze on the ground or in open streams.
  • Observe speed limits. Mileage decreases sharply above 55 mph.
  • Drive gently. Avoid sudden accelerations and jerky stop-and-go's. Use cruise-control on open highways to keep your speed as steady as possible.
  • Avoid excessive idling. Shut off the engine while waiting for friends and family. Today's vehicles are designed to "warm up" fast, so forget about those five-minute warm ups on cold winter mornings.
  • Remove excess items from the vehicle. Less weight means better mileage. Store luggage/ cargo in the trunk rather than on the roof to reduce air drag.
  • Plan trips. Consolidate your daily errands to eliminate unnecessary driving. Try to travel when traffic is light to avoid stop-and-go conditions. Join a car pool.

Remember, how your car runs, how you drive it, and how its fluids, old parts, and tires are disposed of all have serious consequences on the environment.

Welcome to Brake World.

What People Say About Us

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    Exceptional service. Fast, friendly and great price. Eli is wonderful to work with and he had our car in and out on a Saturday morning after a front brake caliper locked up. Thanks so much Eli!

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    I love this place they are so open honest and upfront with what they have to do what could be done and the price I have been going here for two years now and my dad has been a loyal customer for a lot longer we have never been disappointed coming here I would not recommend any other place. Eli is the best

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    I’ve been bringing my cars here for 15 years and they are always reliable, honest and the prices are fair.

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    Always a pleasant experience! Friendly and most of all honest! Highly Recommended!

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    Highly recommend brake world. You can come to this place with your mind at ease. The shop was very clean and the customer service was very nice. The mechanics were very knowledgeable. Their prices where more than fair. The BMW dealership was going to charge me $550 dollars for my service package of Oil Change, Coolant Flush, Brake Flush and Power steering flush. They charged me $250 for the same great service and they did it in 2 hours. Thank you Brake World for being a great company and respecting the value of a hard working dollar.

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    I've been using them for the last 8 years and have always found their service honest and straight forward.

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    Explained the diagnostics thoroughly. Good service. Will visit again.

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    Eli and his mechanics are always honest and do a great job. I take my work truck to him, my wife's car, and my car. Everything's done right the first time. Take it to him for a second opinion. He has saved me hundreds of dollars.

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    Brake World and their staff are superb. If you want an honest and reliable auto repair location, this is it. They stand behind their work and are very competitive with their pricing. I know it since going there for 18 years and doing some price checking!! Eli and Moty do a phenomenal job with their professionalism and handling all type of vehicle issues timely and efficiently. They fit me in and finished my brake job in less time than promised. Thank you Brake World!!

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    Fair prices, guaranteed work, good parts, good mechanics. Go there anytime I have work to do on my vehicles. Fast oil changes too!!

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    Brought these guys a nightmare! Plain ole replace the pads on a Trailblazer project. Parts were bought from a major parts outlet with warranty replacement of all major brake parts. YES, it took them a while to get everything straight and get this ole beast on the road again but BRAKE WORLD came through with flying colors! AWESOME JOB! These guys are good! Highly Recommended by me.

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    A rare business that holds honesty, integrity, and great work paramount.

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    Excellent service and fair pricing. This is a family owned business that we've been coming to for years and will continue to do so. We have also referred a few people that have also mentioned how satisfied they are. They try their best to get all services for your vehicle done in a timely fashion.

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    Great Service!!!

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    Brake World is honest & reliable. If you need something, they price it honestly and are trustworthy to do the job correctly. If you think you need something and you don't, they let you know. They just don't do unnecessary work to make money. They guarantee their work for one year which is hard to find. They worked with the dealership I bought my car from which was extraordinary. My grandpa, who since passed, loved Brake World! This man was a nickel and dime kinda man, and if he was a repeat customer that goes beyond words about how honest and reasonable they really are. Thank you Brake World.

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    The most important thing when you want to get your car fixed is TRUST. There's too many greedy sharks out there. A friend referred this place, and I gave them a try. Reasonable prices. Great customer service. Honest people. No hidden fees or additional charges.

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    Someone I respect greatly referred me to Eli at Brake World. Eli was very professional and courteous. They were extremely busy, but the technicians were prompt in servicing my car. They also gave me a great deal. My first visit was great. I look forward to continuing to do business here. :)

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    Brake World provided excellent service. They were very patient and explained everything that was needed in a way that I could understand. We have been coming here for many years, and they've never let us down!

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    I went there for the first time today for an air conditioning repair. I found them to be very knowledgeable and helpful. Rather than just taking my money for typical air conditioning service and freon, they diagnosed my car first at length and found that a small part was broken and needed to be replaced. That was the root cause of losing freon. The place I went to last year just took my money and it only lasted about eight months before I needed to service it again. I've had many bad experiences at other local chain repair shops. I'm actually looking forward to using Brake World for my other car in the near future. Obviously, I highly recommend this establishment.

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    Did a great job on my 2013 Ram. Total replacement, pads, rotors & calipers at a fair price while I waited.

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    I'm very lucky to have you as a first experience in West Palm Beach. You did a fantastic job yesterday.

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    My favorite Auto Garage in Palm Beach County. Family owned and operated. I have been coming here for years. Exceptional customer service. They have always been a pleasure and will never charge you for something that doesn't need urgent attention. Very upfront and honest with pricing. Not just looking for a fast buck, they truly care about their customers. Only garage I will ever go to.

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    Always a great experience at brake world! Friendly customer service, real experts, speedy service, and fair prices.

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    We found these guys by chance when we moved down here in 2014 when my vehicle desperately needed a complete brake job. They gave us great customer service with a great price. They have worked on both of our cars ever since even if it's just an oil change. They stand behind their work as we have experienced on several occasions. I will continue using them for all our aotomotive needs and we highly recommend them.

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    Brought my car in for a water pump and thermostat replacement. Did a great job and finished all before lunch time. Price was very fair especially considering how much other well known companies would charge. Definitely will return for work needed. Thanks.

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    Awesome Awesome Awesome work they do there. Friendly, Fast, Honest service. I took my car in to get rear brakes done & I asked the Owner Eli to check my A.C. because it was out for 2 months. He called me & told me the A.C. was fine. He showed me what the problem was & took care of it free of charge. I also took my mother-in-law's car there as well. O & my sister-in-law's car. Great job guys.

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    I have been to Brake World several times. Great, honest service.

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    Great Experience! I felt both my Jeep and I were well cared for! The guys at Brake World, 1213 N. St. Rd-7 in Royal Palm are honest, friendly, and provided a reasonable estimate. My brake needs were extensive, because my 1995 Jeep Wrangler is a real rust bucket underneath, and I knew it was going to be pricey beforehand. I felt the estimate was fair, and my Jeep was ready when projected. Everything was severely corroded, and needed to be replaced completely. Turn around was faster than I guessed it would be (less than 2 days). Because of the overall poor condition of my Jeep due to age & rust, the technician noted and suggested additional repairs, which Eli explained over the phone. I felt the integrity of my Jeep, and MY best interests were important to these guys. The overall experience was very impressive! Well done guys, thank you for all your hard work!

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    I would highly recommend them to anyone. They gave me prompt and excellant service. I will definitely be going back when my truck needs any work. Very conscientious and courteous professionals.

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    Brake World is the place to go. I've been going there for years. Eli & Moty will take care of you and your car needs like family. Good guys! Their prices are great!

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    Great guys Moty and Eli, fixed my AC, got me in and out fast!!!!! Im cool now!!

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    If you want quality work done at a reasonable price, this is the place to take your car. These guys are the best in the business.

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    Great experience. Family owned. I have been going here for years and they always guarantee their work.

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    Good; quick job.

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    Miri and Moty, thanks for always being there for me. Moty picked my car up from home and fixed it. He is the best. You are my family. I will recommend you to everybody. I love your site and the coupons.

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    We have had all our vehicles serviced at Brake World for 10+ years. Always honest, never will try to upsell you to something unless it is really needed. They have always stood behind their work.

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    My wife and I have had our vehicles maintained and serviced by Brake World Royal Palm Beach since they opened (originally on Southern Blvd) and can't say enough good things about owners Motey and Miriam. They are both very honorable people who really care about doing the right thing for their customers, we've experienced this first hand on more then one occasion. In all the years we've worked with them we've found them to be responsible, courteous, very fair and most importantly a very knowledgeable service center thanks to Motey, which is the one thing we all want but don't always get from other mechanics.

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    Friendly and honest. Great pricing. Clean and inviting place.

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    Very friendly and helpful. Helped customers with questions and provided advice when asked.

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    Great service and price.

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    Great service, and they always stay true to their warranty. I've been a faithful customer for 4 years with no regrets.

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    Great experience. Honest and reliable work.

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    The service I received was GREAT. I recommend everyone to come here!!!

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    Great job. Brakes are a resonable price.

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    Great service, honest guy.

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    Awesome. See Eli.

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    Best place to come for any of your car needs. They are honest. Great people, and they do amazing work. I don't take my car anywhere else.

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    I have been going to Brake World to get oil change for many years. I also got new brakes there. Eli and the owner are always so helpful and kind. I feel super comfortable going there. I always recommend this place to my friends when they ask me where I take my car for oil change. I really like Brake World!!

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    My experience at Brake World was excellent. They were so honest and helpful, it's unbelievable. I will definately bring all of my car repairs to them!!!

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    Great experience, fast service, clean place at an affordable price. The customer service is impeccable. I have been with them for almost four years, I am very happy and highly recommend them!

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    Great crew. Been going to Brake World for 17 years. Always honest, and fairly priced. Highly recommend them.

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    Always a friendly, quick repair for a fair price. Never repeat the same repair ever. Thanks Eli.

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    Honest and fast working machanics. Gets the job done.

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    My family and I have been taking our cars to Brake World for many years and we honestly, will not take our cars anywhere else. You are hard pressed to find honest mechanics anywhere in Palm Beach County, and I feel confident in saying that the owners of Brake World are not only honest but extremely knowledgeable. I have and will continue to refer anyone to this business for their automotive repair/maintenance needs.

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    Brake World has been taking care of all my cars since 2006, I recommend this automotive car company to anyone who is in the Palm Beach County area. Talking about customer service, the best I have ever been around and I am in the customer service business. The people there at Brake World go above and beyond the call to ensure that all your needs are met; and at the best prices in town. My only goal is to tell everyone else that when it comes to car care, Brake World is your place. Brake World of Royal Palm Beach is the most trusted group of people I have experienced in my over 30 years of driving, you guys rock! Royal Palm Beach resident of over 10 years, and loyal customer!

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    I have used Brake World for all of my auto needs for the past nine years. They have always been reasonably priced and have never tried to over sell. They stand behind everything they do and go out of their way to make sure you are satisfied. I have recommended them to many people and they have all thanked me.

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    I am forever thankful to my friend Larry for introducing me to Brake World. They have always gone that extra mile for me. I can't tell you how many times I've come and they say no charge for something minor. I moved and still will not go to another place to take care of my car. My son goes to school in Tampa and tries to coordinate his trips home with his oil change.

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    This place is great! At other shops I have had several bad experiences in the past but one of my coworkers suggested that I try this place. They were affordably priced and very quick to complete the work on my car. The employees were very friendly and helpful as well. I won't ever go anywhere else! 5 stars! Thanks for giving me a place I can trust again!

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    Had the A/C evaporator go bad on our 2013 F-150. After bringing it to Ford we were quoted north of $1800 for the repair. We took it to Brake World on the suggestion of a friend and are happy we did! At first we tried to use an aftermarket part that would have saved us almost 50%, but given how this truck was configured, it would not have been a wise decision. We were told after they had a chance to look at the problem that given the complex make-up of the system for this model year it would be smarter to go with an authentic Ford part. Even with that we saved more than $500 over the dealership's best price. If price, competent service techs, and overall good customer service is important to you, don't look back, head to Brake World.

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    Came in for tire repair. Eli and staff fantastic. Speedy service and always honest. Have been using brake world for years. Life long customer!!!!

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    Today I went to get my brakes looked at. The staff was very attentive and quickly went to action taking my report of an issue very seriously. The issue turned out to be something very minor - a brake dust cover touching the rim - but very noisy. The issue was repaired in a matter of a minutes and I was off on my way. The brakes feel great.

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    I needed a Rack and Pinion system, and a new Alternator. I priced out this job with Tire Kingdom, Tire Plus, and Bill Tyson Auto repair. I chose Brake World on State Rd. 7/441, because you deal directly with the owner, Moty Morad. His price was the best of the 4 (and I compared specific apples to apples with each). He was excellent to deal with, and has a few very qualified mechanics. Bottom line getting a great price, plus the advantage of dealing direct with the owner is a win-win. Will be my new place to get all my auto services and repairs done.

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    I went to 3 different places to have my car repaired after we moved to South Florida and we were never happy with the results. We've taken our car for the last 6 years to Brake World and we are satisfied with the work and the service. Elie knows about cars and does not sugarcoat his opinion or recommendations for the necessary repairs. I trust their recommendations and the diagnostic associated with the problems. We haven't had a bad experience with Brake World of Royal Palm Beach so far and we hope it continues.

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    If you are looking for an honest mechanic (which is typically a complete oxymoron), look no further. We've been taking our cars here for 6 years for routine maintenance as well as large repairs. He was able to fix my husband's and my AC for a fraction of what other shops quoted us. I took my car in recently because I thought it needed a tune up. He told me that it needed nothing and didn't even charge us for looking at it. They deliver on promises to finish the car by day's end if they say they are able to do so. They have fair pricing, and always have coupons in the Val-Pak, etc. Don't take a chance on a dishonest or money centered repair shop. This is family owned and operated and they treat you with respect.

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    Went to two other places, they beat others by $100. I'm happy with the work as well (brake job).

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    Customer service is unlike any other car shop we've been. They are trustworthy and very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend them!

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    Honest, reliable, highly recommend! Fast, great prices and great service.

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    Honest and great workers. Good prices, and they don't rip you off.

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