Cars have all kinds of safety features, like lane assist, blind spot detection and adaptive cruise control.
Some cars will even stop for you! Although we have all of this cool technology, your brakes are still the most effective safety feature.
That’s why the experts at Christian Brothers Automotive in Granbury, TX, have assembled this quick guide to your brake system. We’ll help you walk into any Granbury auto repair shop with a little extra knowledge.
Check your brakes
Many drivers don’t know when brakes need to be checked or serviced.
Some even wait until they hear unpleasant squealing or grinding noises to have their brakes looked at by a professional.
Brake maintenance depends on the driver. How you handle the car has a huge impact on how often your brakes need service. If you’re driving around the suburbs like a NASCAR driver, chances are you’ll require maintenance sooner rather than later.
Anti-lock Braking System
ABS brakes are your car’s best friend. In those rare circumstances when you have to slam on the brakes, the ABS system keeps the vehicle from skidding. This is achieved through a rapid pumping motion that prevents the wheels from locking up. Because of this, you’re still able to safely steer the car while coming to a quick stop.
There’s a lot more to the brake system than you might think. For instance, the ABS monitors the wheel speed sensors to determine when it needs to start helping out.
The brake system has come a long way
Many different components make up your braking system. These include the brake fluid, brake booster, master cylinder, brake lines, proportioning valve, calipers, brake pads, rotors, wheel cylinders, brake shoes, drums, anti-lock brake module, wheel speed sensors and wiring, emergency brake lever or pedal, brake cable and emergency brake pads or shoes.
Yes, there’s a lot to keep up with. At Christian Brothers Automotive Granbury, we understand the brakes are integral to your safety on the road each day. We check your brake fluid quality and brake pad thickness whenever you come in for an oil change, repair or any other service.
To schedule a brake system inspection today, call Christian Brothers Automotive in Granbury, Texas. Make safety the top priority when you drive, and see the nice difference!