How do I extend the life of my brakes?
Brakes are the most important safety feature on a vehicle regardless of the type. Before finding yourself having to get them replaced by a certified mechanic such as Paul Campanella’s Auto & Tire Center, there are a few ways you can prolong the life of your brakes.
- Allow plenty of room to stop:
Sudden stops are hard on your brakes and put a lot of pressure on the brake pads which will wear down the rubber and metal. By leaving a fair amount of distance to come to a full stop, you minimize the amount of pressure you need to apply to stop the vehicle.
Speed also contributes to wear on the brakes. Braking at a lower speed dissipates less energy than braking at a higher speed.
Be cognizant of the load your vehicle is carrying. The heavier the vehicle, the more power required to stop it.
- Have your brakes inspected regularly:
We encourage you to have your brakes inspected regularly by a reputable automotive repair shop such as Paul Campanella’s Auto & Tire Center. It is always a good idea to have your brakes looked at when you are in for service, particularly for a wheel alignment or tire rotation. If your brakes are thinning or squeaking, it may be time to have them repaired or replaced.
When it comes to brakes and safety, your objective should not be to frugality. Rather, you should always opt for quality when it comes to your brakes. It may cost a bit more, but your safety is priceless. At Paul Campanella’s Auto and Tire Centers, we stand behind the quality of our work by extending a 2yr/24K mile warranty on our brake services.