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Driving style influences the frequency with which you need to change or repair your brakes. An important thing to note is how differently your car’s brakes perform in conditions which are ideal versus poor conditions. Be sure to check your car’s dashboard to see if there are any indications of issues with the brakes.
For all issues relating to your car’s brakes, come to Pace Auto Services. We have experience in dealing with many makes and models of cars, as well as SUVs, bakkies, and more.
The Pace Auto Services team of mechanics will conduct thorough brake testing on your vehicle to determine if there are any underlying issues that need to be attended to. Worn brakes are not only a safety hazard, but they can cause damage to your discs and drums.
We will check the cable of your car’s handbrake to ensure that it is not worn out. Our team will then check each of the brake shoes, adjusting them if needed.
Depending on whether your car is fitted with brake discs or brake drums, the Pace Auto Services technicians will check to see if these components are worn, and the parts will be replaced if required.
Our team will check the level of the brake fluid in your brakes to determine if it is sufficient or not. If we identify that the brake fluid is contaminated, we will flush it and replace it with new brake fluid.
If your brake pads or brake shoes are worn out, our technicians will replace them with top-quality pads that are in line with your manufacturer’s recommendations.
We will check your car’s antilock braking system (ABS), starting with the sensors to ensure that this is not where the fault lies. From there, we will thoroughly inspect the rest of your car’s ABS to identify and fix any other potential issues.
The Pace Auto Services mechanics assist on a wide range of cars’ brakes, including SUVs, minibuses, bakkies, and more. We use top-quality parts as per the manufacturer’s guidelines and our work comes with a guarantee of 6 months or 12,000KM, whichever is first. Be assured in knowing that your car is in good hands at Pace Auto Services. You can either reserve a time-slot directly online or contact us via telephone or email.
Your car’s brakes are one of the most important safety features that you have. Here are some tips from Pace Auto Services to ensure that your brakes not only last longer but will work properly when you need them to. One of the most important points to note it that driving style can play a major role in brake longevity.
It is highly recommended to maintain a safe following distance of more than a car’s length to the vehicle in front of you, so that you can gradually apply the brakes if you see brake lights in front of you. Also, gradually reduce your speed when approaching an intersection rather than braking harshly upon arrival.
Make sure to have your car’s brake pads and brake shoes checked properly once a year. Issues such as worn brakes or brake fluid that has become dark are serious issues that need to be attended to. Do not wait until it is too late to replace your car’s brake pads or brake shoes.
The heavier the vehicle, the more effort is needed to bring it to a stop. If your vehicle is overloaded, your brakes will have to work much harder to slow it down, resulting in you having to replace them more frequently. Ensure that any unnecessary weight is removed from the car before setting off on your journey. A lighter vehicle will result in better fuel economy, too.
As you are approaching a corner, it can help if you lift off the accelerator pedal before applying the brakes, so that your car’s brakes do not have to work as hard to bring the car to a halt.
The hotter your car’s brakes, the less effective they are. Keep your car parked in cool or shaded areas so that your brakes remain as cool as possible. If your brakes do overheat while you are driving, stop the car as soon as you are able and call for assistance. If you are near a certified workshop such as Pace Auto Services, bring your car in for a thorough inspection and diagnosis.
Do not take any chances with your car’s brakes. If you think something might be wrong, bring your vehicle into our workshop in Marlboro, Sandton, today. Our team of professional technicians are ready to help you.
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