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Address: 512 Curran Hwy

North Adams, MA 01247


Auto repairKeeping your car running in top condition is important for a number of reasons. The most important, is you and your passengers’ safety. The last thing you want is for a problem to arise when you are traveling on the highway that could put yourself and the passengers in your vehicle in danger. Having regular mechanical maintenance conducted on your vehicle will keep your car safe and your costs down in the long run too. It’s much more economical to fix a small problem now than it will be when it turns into a big problem down the road. In addition to a safe car, one that is maintained mechanically will be more reliable and get better gas mileage. At T&M Automotive, we pride ourselves in providing a complete, high quality automotive service to the people of The Berkshires. From simple oil changes and other routine maintenance to serious engine work, we can do it all when it comes to auto repair.

At our garage on Curran Highway in North Adams, customer satisfaction is our number one priority and we go out of our way to ensure that every job is completed to our high standards. At our facility, we have a team of highly trained, experienced and knowledgeable technicians who carry out every kind of mechanical auto repair and maintenance on all types of regular and commercial vehicles. We are also a licensed testing center for the Massachusetts Vehicle Check for both regular car inspection and commercial vehicle inspection. In fact, we are the only commercial inspection station serving Northern Berkshire County

With this in mind you can be sure that our team of mechanics will provide outstanding work for your vehicle. Whatever the problem is with your vehicle, big or small, our team of friendly and well-trained mechanics are here to assist you with your every need.

Brake System & Rusty Brake Line

Basic Description
Most brake systems use a layout very similar to that seen here, comprising the pedal, a booster, master cylinder, hydraulic lines and hoses, and calipers or wheel cylinders that apply pressure to a pad coated in friction material so that it pushes against a rotating disc or drum.

Technical Description
The purpose of the system is to convert the energy of the moving vehicle into heat in order to slow the vehicle down. Although some hybrid vehicles are beginning to convert kinetic energy into stored electricity, all vehicles still use a brake system similar to that shown here. The pressure from the driver’s foot (with assistance provided by the vacuum booster) is initially converted into fluid pressure in the brake lines by the brake master cylinder. Brake fluid is a hydraulic fluid that is stable in volume under a wide range of temperatures – it does not expand as it heats up. The pressurized brake fluid forces the pistons in the brake caliper outwards, so that they press against brake pads. The pads squeeze the surface of the rotating brake disc, causing it to slow, and generating heat. The heat is dispersed through cooling fins inside the rotor to prevent the rotor and pads from overheating.

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