The brakes are one of the most important safety features of any vehicle, thus they warrant the utmost care. Regular maintenance is vital, with any necessary repairs carried out immediately.
Read on to take advantage of Autobahn of Boca’s guide to brake maintenance and repairs for automobiles.
The last thing anyone wants is a failure of their vehicle’s braking system. The only way to effectively prevent this is through regular maintenance. This means that every component is checked for wear and damage. Brakes are not designed to last forever. Stress and friction occur each time you depress the brake pedal. Depending on your driving style, this can mean that brakes wear true to manufacturers recommended lifespan or, if you’re a little heavy-footed, will not have such good longevity.
When you take a vehicle to an auto repair shop for a brake service, they will assess the complete braking system. This is known as brake diagnostics. It provides a thorough overview that inspects every element that makes up the system, including the anti-lock braking system (ABS), to determine what—if any—repairs or replacement parts are needed.
Knowing what makes up the braking system of a car is key to understanding what parts need to be maintained.
Depending on the age and model of a car, it will consist of a variety of parts. These include:
Each element works in conjunction with the rest. This means that if one part is worn or damaged, the whole system cannot work in the correct manner necessary to safely slow and stop the car.
As well as proactive maintenance, the best way to ensure longevity from a braking system is to drive in a manner that doesn’t put it under undue stress. This means adopting the following habits:
Use your brake less and in a gentle fashion
Don’t tailgate, therefore reducing the need to use your brakes hard to stop unexpectedly
Keep to the speed limit. The faster you drive the more braking pressure you need to stop
Don’t overload the vehicle. The more people and gear you carry in a car, the harder you’ll need to brake to slow and stop the car.
If you’re worried about your vehicle’s braking system you should get it serviced asap. Common reasons include:
Along with elements, such as roadworthy tires and a correctly functioning chassis, the braking system of a vehicle is crucial for safety. That’s why you should never entrust the maintenance and/or repair to anyone but the experts.
At Autobahn of Boca, we only use marque-specific, trained engineers to work on prestigious vehicles, including BMW, Porsche, Mercedes, VW, and Audi. But, thanks to our unique model, this expertise comes at well below main dealer prices.
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