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Yearly Archives: 2023

Why Is My Brake Pedal Hard to Push Down?

Why Is My Brake Pedal Hard to Push Down?

If you've ever experienced the unnerving sensation of a brake pedal that feels hard to push down, you're not alone. At LexBrodies, we recognize the importance of responsive brakes for your safety, and we're here to demystify the possible causes behind a stiff brake pedal and guide you on potential solutions. 1. Low Brake Fluid Levels Insufficient brake fluid in the hydraulic system can lead to a hard brake pedal. Regularly check your brake fluid levels, and if they are low, it may indicate a leak or wear in the brake system that requires attention. 2. Air in the Brake Lines Air trapped in the brake lines can impede the hydraulic pressure needed for effective braking. Brake bleeding, a process of removing air from the brake system, is often necessary to restore proper pedal feel. 3. Brake Booster Issues A malfunctioning bra ... read more

7 Tips to Boost Your Car's Eco-Friendliness & Fuel Efficiency

7 Tips to Boost Your Car's Eco-Friendliness & Fuel Efficiency

In a world where environmental consciousness is paramount, making your car more eco-friendly and fuel-efficient is not just a trend but a responsible choice. Fortunately, achieving this doesn't require a major overhaul or a new vehicle purchase. Here are seven practical tips to help you make your car greener and more economical. Regular Maintenance Matters Keeping your car well-maintained is the first step to enhancing fuel efficiency. Regular oil changes, clean air filters, and proper tire inflation contribute to smoother engine operation and improved gas mileage. A well-tuned engine also burns fuel more efficiently, reducing your carbon footprint - after all, who wants to visit the gas station every day. Lighten the Load The more weight your car carries, the more fuel it consumes. Evaluate the items in your trunk and remove unnecessary load. For every 100 pounds of excess weight, fuel efficiency can drop by 1–2%. Traveling light not on ... read more

When Should I Replace Brake Rotors

When Should I Replace Brake Rotors

Approaching a busy intersection, you press down on the brake pedal, expecting a smooth and responsive stop. However, instead of a seamless halt, your car shudders and makes an unsettling noise. The reason? Worn-out brake rotors.  These often-overlooked components of your car's braking system play a crucial role in ensuring your safety on the road. Understanding the importance of brake rotors and being able to identify the signs that indicate they need replacement is vital, so let's take a deeper look into that. Brake Rotors Explained Brake rotors, also known as brake discs, are the round, flat metal components that work in conjunction with the brake pads to slow or stop the rotation of the wheels. When you press the brake pedal, the brake pads clamp down on the rotors, creating the friction necessary to decelerate the vehicle. This ... read more

How Does Humidity Affect My Vehicle? Is There Anything I Can Do To Minimize the Effects?

How Does Humidity Affect My Vehicle? Is There Anything I Can Do To Minimize the Effects?

When you think about factors that can affect your vehicle's performance and longevity, humidity might not be the first thing that comes to mind. We often focus on the more apparent culprits like extreme temperatures or road conditions. However, the truth is that humidity can quietly influence your car's well-being in ways you might not have considered. The Science Behind Humidity and Your Car Before we get into the nitty-gritty of how humidity impacts your vehicle, let's understand the basics. Humidity is essentially the amount of moisture present in the air. It's measured as a percentage, with 100% humidity indicating that the air is holding as much moisture as it possibly can. Now, how does this relate to your car? Well, humidity can affect various components of your vehicle, starting with the exterior. The Vehicle's Exterior - Rust and Paint Damage High humidity levels can accelerate rust formation on your car's metal su ... read more

What are the Factors That Make a Tire Good?

What are the Factors That Make a Tire Good?

When you look at a set of Goodyear or Falken tires, you just know that they perform well. But why is that what makes good tires... good? This question can go one of two ways, a scientific breakdown of the construction and materials of the wheel, and a simpler explanation of the factors that contribute to it. If you are here you probably want the latter one, so keep on reading! 1. Traction and Grip Traction is the tire's ability to grip the road surface, ensuring that your vehicle maintains control even in challenging conditions. This factor is influenced by the tire's tread pattern, depth, and compound. A good set of tires will have a well-designed tread pattern that efficiently channels water, slush, and debris away from the contact patch, thereby reducing the risk of hydroplaning and maintaining a grip on wet roads. 2. Durability and Longevity Long-lasting tires save you money and provide peace of mind. Tire durability depends on the qual ... read more

Decoding the Differences Between Timing Belts, Auxiliary Belts, and Timing Chains

Decoding the Differences Between Timing Belts, Auxiliary Belts, and Timing Chains

When it comes to the engine's internal components, various belts and chains play critical roles in ensuring proper operation and synchronization. Among these are the timing belt, auxiliary belt, and timing chain. Understanding the distinctions between these components is essential for maintaining your vehicle's engine health and performance. In this blog, we will delve into the differences between timing belts, auxiliary belts, and timing chains, shedding light on their functions, locations, maintenance requirements, and potential consequences of neglect.Timing BeltThe timing belt, also known as a camshaft belt, is a toothed rubber belt that connects the engine's crankshaft to the camshaft(s). Its primary purpose is to synchronize the opening and closing of the engine's valves with the rotation of the crankshaft. This synchronization is crucial for precise combustion and efficient engine operation. The timing belt is typic ... read more

Keep Your Car Summer-Ready: 5 Essential Maintenance Tips

Keep Your Car Summer-Ready: 5 Essential Maintenance Tips

With summer officially starting, it's time to prepare your car for the hot weather and those exciting road trips. The scorching sun and long journeys can put additional strain on your vehicle, making maintenance crucial. With this blog, you will be more than ready for summer and all the challenges it poses to your vehicle, so make sure to read carefully! #1 Check and Top Up Fluid Levels Hot weather can accelerate fluid consumption in your car. Before setting off on your summer adventures, check and top up essential fluids such as engine oil, coolant, and windshield washer fluid. Adequate lubrication and cooling are vital to keep your engine running smoothly and prevent overheating, especially on long drives. #2 Inspect and Maintain the Cooling System Your car's cooling system plays a vital role in preventing engine overheating. Ensure that the radiator, coolant hoses, and water pump are in good condition. Clean any debris or dirt accumulate ... read more

Road-Tripping In Hawaii? Here Are 7 Must-Visit Locations

Road-Tripping In Hawaii? Here Are 7 Must-Visit Locations

Hawaii, heaven on earth is the most simple way to describe it. Despite it being a small state, it has quite a lot to offer, as you will shortly see below. Here are our picks for seven of the best locations to visit while you are on a road trip or vacation in Hawaii:7. The Road to Hana, Maui Embark on a journey along the famous Road to Hana, a picturesque drive filled with cascading waterfalls, dramatic cliffs, and lush rainforests. This winding coastal road will lead you to hidden gems such as the stunning Wailua Falls and the enchanting Bamboo Forest. Take your time to explore the scenic viewpoints and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Maui. 6. Waimea Canyon, Kauai Often referred to as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific," Waimea Canyon offers awe-inspiring vistas and vibrant red and green hues. Drive along the scenic Waimea Canyon Drive, stopping at viewpoints like Puu Hinahina Lookout for panoramic views of the canyon ... read more

How To Clean Your Car's Exterior At Home Like A Pro

How To Clean Your Car's Exterior At Home Like A Pro

Cleaning your car won't only make it look better but also bring a couple of other benefits. Firstly it will clean the brakes, making them work better and preventing them from getting stuck. Another advantage of regular car washes is getting rid of all the debris in the suspension system, which also improves its performance. If you want to learn how to clean your car like a pro at home, make sure to continue reading because we will find exactly that. 1. Start With The Wheels Start by giving your tires and rims a good clean. You can use a hard bristle brush because there is no paint that you can damage. Make sure you get into the rims, brakes, and suspension so all the debris will be washed off. 2. Spray The Car With Water Sprain your car before you start scrubbing it with a cleaning agent, ensuring that all the bigger particles will be washed away and won't damage your paint. 3. Apply The Cleaning Product Use a cleaning pr ... read more

Everything You Should Know About the ABS

Everything You Should Know About the ABS

The ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) is a safety feature in today's vehicles that prevents the wheels from locking up during sudden braking, allowing the driver to maintain control and steer the car. When the ABS light on your dashboard comes on, it could indicate a problem with the system, which requires prompt attention from a qualified auto repair shop. Here's everything you need to know about the ABS system and what to do if the ABS light comes on in your vehicle. What is the ABS System? The ABS system is a computer-controlled braking system that uses sensors to monitor the speed of each wheel. If the system detects that one or more wheels are about to lock up, it automatically modulates the brake pressure to prevent skidding and losing control. What Causes the ABS Light to Come On? There are several reasons why the ABS light might come on, including: Failed Wheel Speed Sensor: The wheel speed sensor measures the speed of each wheel and ... read more

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4.6 STAR AVERAGEVIEW REVIEWS
Yelp Review: Having car trouble sucks but we all know that finding a good mechanic is half the stress of getting the repair done. I've been taking my cars here for years and they've always treated me right and charged me fairly for the work. The team is always so nice and their customer service top notch. Shout out to Kevin for helping me on my last visit. Keep up the good work guys !
8/2/2023
Jay M.
5
Have been going to Lex Brodie's for tire and alignment work for over 40 years and they have been outstanding. Sure, I've experienced a few "quirks" with them, but that also happens with any other best other shops taking care of them in good order.
Alan Y.
5
No one anticipates to have a flat tire while going about their day, so needing to deal with a flat tire is always a frustrating ordeal…Thankfully, paying a visit to Lex Brodie’s has never added to that frustration and instead provides a pleasant, friendly experience every time. Thank you to the team at Lex Brodie’s Aiea for taking care of me during my most recent visit.
6/19/2023
Troy A.
5
Easy online appointments, quick in person check in and drop off. Car was running great! Thank you for the quick service. Will always come back to Lex Brody's.
6/9/2023
Douglas C.
5
Staff are always very friendly and range of services is convenient. I also like the online reservation system, and the waiting area is great, too.
Mark S M.
5
Google Review: I cannot recommend Lex Brodie's highly enough. Their commitment to excellence, exceptional customer service, and expertise in their field make them a trusted and reliable choice for anyone in need of tire, brake, or general automotive services. I am grateful to have discovered such a reputable establishment and will undoubtedly be returning for all my future automotive needs.
7/10/2023
Deven L.
5
First time at lex Brodie’s it was excellent service and the girls at the front were really helpful.
Ronald & Sally H.
5
Google Review: I've gone here a few times over the past couple of years (oil change, brakes, safety check, alignment) and they've always been able to get me in within a day or two instead of the many week long waits of other mechanics in the area. They're very honest and straightforward, I was never pressured to get extra or unnecessary work done. A solid and reliable group of folks!
7/27/2023
Emily J.
5
Going to Lex Brodie's Waipahu is always like stopping by a good friend's house. Lei, Blossom and Kekoa always take care of business professionally and personally. They know their business and take care of everyone courteously and with the best customer service anywhere. The maintenance was taken care of completely, with an excellent review and recommendations by Lei. Blossom took care of the follow up appointment and parts ordering completely, patiently, and as everyone there, like old friends. Always great to see Lei, Blossom and Kekoa!
6/21/2023
Phillip M.
5
This was my first visit with Lex Brodie Kaneohe branch and I’m sold as a forever customer. The manger Gerard and his staff treated me like Ohana. I highly recommend Lex Brodie Kaneohe branch if anyone needs tire and/or brake service. They are the best. Mahalo🤙🏽🙏🏽
Ken Y.
5
I have been a Lex Brodie client for over 20 years. Today, I still get the same great service every single time I’m there!
Carlin K.
5
Love the service ! Friendly staff ,Fast and efficient. On line booking makes it convenient .
Terri M.
5
Yelp Review: Jack and the girls at the front took really good care of me and my mom. They are professional and probably one of the most honest mechanic shops I have been to. You can tell they really want to make their customers happy and give them the most fair price they can. Jack and the sales girl I talked to broke down all the costs before starting the work so I knew exactly what we were paying for. Great staff, patient, kind, and honest. This place treats you like family and wants you to leave happy.
5/21/2023
Kai C.
5
Yelp Review: I needed to change all 4 of my tires. I usually go to Costco because its less expensive. BUT because there is always such a long wait at Costco, I decided to go to Lex Brodie. Great decision. Customer service is first rate here and it ended up being less than Costco. It was fast!
6/11/2023
Jay. Y.
5
Yelp Review: Outstanding customer service! Unfortunately, everything that could possibly go wrong with my vehicle, went wrong. I was more than stressed, until I contacted Lex Brodies Waipahu. I will continue to support such an awesome business. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
7/28/2023
Kristi K.
5
I always receive great service from this location. Today I had Jack and he was awesome. He explained the services and pricing. Extremely helpful. The woman who cashed me out (ugh I wish I got her name) was so kind and courteous, too! 5-stars all around! Mahalo!
Lisa U.
5
Great experience. Very easily scheduling online, the service advisor explained exactly what they would do, and they got done quicker than expected!
James P.
5
Yelp Review: Always exceptional service. I never feel cheated and the online coupons are always nice.
7/7/2023
Loraine H.
5
Yelp Review: Great crew as usual. Professional, knowledgeable and just plain cool to do business with.
5/8/2023
Richard A.
5
Yelp Review: First off I don't do Yelp reviews, good or bad. My experience here has always been honest and accommodating, as well as prompt! I have been bringing my car here for far more than just tires. The staff is always amazing, and I want to say thank you! to Lex Brodie's staff!
7/19/2023
Robert S.
5
Thank you for always taking care of my car. consistently respectful, good communication. Thank you for fitting me in and keeping it transparent
Catherine M.
5
Wonderful, quick service. My low tire pressure light came on while driving to work downtown. I was able to make an appointment to drop off my car at lunch and picked it up after work. No charge for checking my tires and the employees were extremely friendly and efficient even though they were busy.
Judy C.
5
Google Review:My first time at Lex Brodie's. The service was outstanding! Went in for brake service and they did a complete inspection of my 4runner. I was expecting to replace pads and shoes. after inspection they informed me that my brakes were in good condition. There was no charge. Hard to find that kind of honest service. Not because it was free of charge, but because they were professional and honest!
7/19/2023
Daniel F.
5
I am very happy with great customer service and friendly staff at Waipahu location and highly recommed. They take pride in taking care of there customers. And they honor military discount. Mahalo
Abdul R.
5
Yelp Review: These folks are fantastic. GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE!!! I truly enjoy my visits to this location and my interactions with the employees! All smiles!
5/21/2023
Eric H.
5
Easy to book appointment via web. Coupon and extra saving booked on line are great! Excellent customer service. I really liked how they explained what they worked on and how should take care of it. Good job!😄 👍 Mahalo for your excellent customer service.😄
8/28/2023
Melanie P.
5
Google Review :I really like this place! It's super convenient and I have consistently been able to get great same day service. Jordan in particular is extremely professional, friendly, fast and somehow keeps up with what's going on with my vehicles in between services
6/28/2023
Parks M.
5
My go to for our company and personal auto tire needs. They provide excellent customer service from beginning to end. The receptionists are gems there as they hold down the calls and processing without losing their cool. They also answer phones in a timely manner. Wait time is excellent compared to dealerships. And they do quality work and hold true to their warranties/guarantees. Appreciate your hard work there at Lex Brodie's!!!!
11/14/2023
Bryce. F.
5
I am very satisfied with the service at Lex Brodie’s. The staff were all very helpful and the work was completed timely and for the estimated price.
Robert R.
5
Google Review: Excellent service, sincere employees whose main goal is to make clients happy, fix their their car concern and eases their worries. This is how I feel each time I bring my car to their Waipahu location. Less talk, more work, and fair cost! Much aloha and mahalo, Waipahu Crew!!
6/12/2023
Elizabeth P.
5
Lex Brodie's give you a fair assessment Fast , honest and friendly service, especially on a weekend. Appreciate you getting me back on the road while keeping me in my budget.
7/2/2023
Mario R.
5

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