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Monthly Archives: January 2022

How to Extend the Life of Your Brakes

How to Extend the Life of Your Brakes

Your car's brakes are one of the most important safety components, which is why you should have them serviced as soon as you notice unusual signs. Typically, brake pads can last anywhere between 20K - 50K miles, depending on the road conditions, how often you use them, and how easy or rough you are on them. A considerable factor is the last one: driving habits. There are specific precautionary steps you can take to preserve the life of your brakes. Here are some important braking tips to keep in mind when driving: Avoid Hard Acceleration & Braking Speeding never leads to good things, including premature wear on your brakes. Brake pads wear down a lot faster when there is more power to dissipate. If you decelerate smoothly, your brake pads will last longer. Remove Excess Weight Off Your Vehicle Hauling heavy items in your car, SUV, or truck all time can not only put extra strain on your engine, but they can strain your brakes as well. Try to keep your vehicle load at a minim ... read more

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