Your brake pads have a tough job.
They’re responsible for bringing a 2-ton vehicle from 60 mph to a complete stop.
This is no easy feat.
Once you add in additional factors, such as wet or icy weather conditions, delayed reaction times or just an unexpected object darting in front of your car, it helps to know you have a fully-functioning brake system.
That’s why the ASE-certified technicians at Christian Brothers Automotive Alliance are so determined to take care of your brake system. We know this complex system is arguably one of the most important safety elements in your vehicle, and want to keep you protected during every drive. To help, we’ve put together a few aspects of the brake system you might not know.
The brake system comprises many parts
Your complex brake system includes:
- Brake pads
- Brake booster
- Wheel cylinders
- Brake shoes
- Master cylinder
- Brake fluid
Without every part working in sync, you could be in danger. Regular service checks ensure each part of this system is in proper working order.
The brake pads are crucial to the system’s function
Unfortunately, some Fort Worth auto repair shops will exaggerate your need for new brake pads, just to make a sale. This leads too many drivers to believe their brake pads never need replacing, or rarely need service. In actuality, the brake pads should be replaced if they’re cracked, or if they measure 3mm (4mm on certain vehicles) or less.
At our professional auto shop, we’ll tell you the truth about the condition of your vehicle. Our knowledgeable technicians never create an unnecessary sense of urgency, but will do what it takes to make sure you’re safe.
If it’s time for a brake system inspection, look to your friendly neighborhood experts. Call Christian Brothers Automotive Alliance in Fort Worth, Texas today. Schedule a brake check, and notice the nice difference!