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Monthly Archives: February 2021

The Importance of Proper Brake Maintenance

02.01.2021 1:52 pm

Many drivers underestimate the importance of their braking system until winter sets in and the roads become icy and treacherous. The wake-up call often comes in the form of an accident. Even a one-second delay can make the difference between getting to your destination safely and ending up in the ditch or worse. One of the best ways to avoid unnecessary accidents during the winter, or any other time of the year, is to make certain your vehicle’s brakes are in optimal condition. Here are some tips to help car owners do just that: Have Your Brake Pads and Rotors Inspected Arguably, the two most important components of a vehicle’s brake system are the brake pads and rotors. As you hit the brake pedal, these are the components that sustain the initial (and the most) friction as your car transitions from full speed to a complete stop. This means that they are extremely likely to wear out (especially if you drive in city traffic where you are constantly having to pump the brakes). Therefore, it makes sense to schedule a regular brake inspection to inspect the condition of the brake pads and rotors. Additionally, if you notice a burning odor… Read more

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