How You Can Protect The Brakes
One of the best things you can do to maintain your car’s braking system is to ensure it’s routinely cared for and serviced. By following a consistent schedule, you’re able to get the best out of the brakes for hundreds of miles. But along with that, there are things you can do as a driver to ensure you’re protecting the braking system. Here’s what you need to be doing:
- Don’t Ride The Brakes: Each time you use the brakes, the pads that protect the calipers wear out. That’s why it’s so important to practice a more conservative approach to driving, but sometimes drivers interpret that as hitting the brakes frequently. Although you might end up being safer, hitting the brakes too frequently will hasten the wear-and-tear on the brake pads, which will mean you end up coming in for brake service sooner.
- Avoid Sudden Stops: Your brakes were designed to bring you to a quick halt if you need them to, but that doesn’t mean it’s good for the brakes. Sudden stops, especially at higher speeds, place a tremendous amount of stress on the braking system. Although the system can take that level of stress, it can take it too many times. Do your best to avoid sudden stops and try to come to a slow stop instead.
We’re Ready to Help You
For you to safely drive, you need to have a functioning braking system. Not only are you jeopardizing your safety, but you’re placing the well-being of other drivers at risk as well. Before your next drive, make sure your vehicle’s brakes are performing at its best and schedule a brake repair service with Cary Car Care in Cary, North Carolina. Our ASE Certified techs can quickly identify the problem within the brakes and, with your approval, perform the services needed to restore or maintain its performance. From a worn brake pad to a spongy pedal, know that our team has you covered.
You can schedule your next service by calling our shop at 919-380-0040 or by using our online scheduling system. Feel free to visit us on 234 E Johnson Street if you’re close by and want to schedule your visit in person. We’re near Kingswood Elementary School and Downtown Cary, and we’d love to sit and discuss the best options for your vehicle.