McTier Import Automotive Repair is located between the I-10 Freeway and the I-210 Freeway in Montclair, California, in the Inland Empire, east of Los Angeles. We specialize in Japanese, German, and Korean models. We are also your best option for General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler.
Paul McTier has over 35 years experience - 25 years in the Inland Empire - built on technician certifications from major manufacturers.
Diagnostics are accurate the first time. We can offer any of our customers as a reference. Our typical customer is, probably like you, a professional who must have reliable transportation and is dissatisfied with the competence and/or cost of dealership repairs. Our hours of operation are second shift 2PM to 10PM and we turn around most of our repairs the same evening or by the next morning. When you drop your car off after work, we can usually diagnose the problem on the spot and confirm to you that repairs will be completed in time for your commute the next morning.
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The stopping force of your brakes is 10 times as powerful as the force that puts the car in motion. Brake pads, shoes, drums and rotors wear down even under normal driving conditions. Pay attention if your brake warning light is on and listen for squeaking, clunking, or grinding. Other warning signs of failing brakes:
- your vehicle pulls to one side;
- your brakes pulse when you step on the brake pedal;
- the distance required to stop your car is increasing.
Many automotive repair shops offer a "brake special" that consists of just replacing brake pads or shoes. Or they'll tell you that you need not only new pads or shoes but also the calipers, pads, drums and wheel cylinders should be replaced. There is much more to a thorough brake job than just replacing brake pads or shoes, but on the other hand, it is rare that all of these parts need to be replaced on a regular basis.
Nissan and Infiniti door detent mechanisms (a.k.a. door check straps) are poorly designed. The doors like to close on your legs when you're trying to get in and out of the car. A new part is $80.00 and must be purchased from the dealer. I have devised a modification or fix for the problem.
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