Do You Need to Get Your Brakes Replaced in Reno?
Did you know that august is brake awareness month? Can you remember that last time you had a professional mechanic inspect your vehicle?
According to an article at motorist.org, “Brake Safety Auto Tips”
“Let’s talk a little bit about Brakes:
- At 30 mph it takes 80 feet for a properly operating brake system to stop your car.
- People should especially consider their stopping ability when driving.
- Drivers who “tailgate” are putting themselves and others in danger if they do not have properly working brake systems. Especially if it takes 80 feet for a properly operating brake system to stop a vehicle traveling at 30 mph!
- Many drivers do not properly use their turn signals to indicate lane changes and exits. The absence of such signals may cause you to rely on your brake system to avoid an accident. You cannot always predict other vehicle’s driving.
- Taking care of your brakes is a critical part of keeping your vehicle safe and running smoothly. Keeping your brakes in good working order can prevent more costly repairs down the line.
- Braking systems on all vehicles are complicated and contain many parts, all of which need periodic inspection and attention to ensure proper operation and performance.
- Many parts of the brake system are high-wear items that need replacing or maintenance every few years.
- When you step on the brake, your car transmits a force from your foot to the brakes through a fluid that commands a stopping force ten times as powerful as the force that puts the car in motion.
- The braking system can exert as much as 1,000 pounds of hydraulic pressure on each of the four brakes.” To read the entire article click here.