Archive for October 8, 2014


3 Ways to Ensure the Health of Your Car’s Brakes


Even drivers who don’t know much about how cars work know that brakes are a vital component of a safe-to-drive car. If you have no interest in learning how to do brake maintenance yourself, here are three ways you can ensure your car’s brakes are all in working order.

  1. Inform Yourself

    If you want to get the best brake service, educate yourself to at least a minimal degree on how your brakes work and what an auto repair shop technician is actually doing when you bring it in. There are several mechanical pieces that work together to transmit the force you exert on the brake pedal all the way to your car’s wheels. And since most brake systems are hydraulic, meaning that the force is carried through a fluid, there are additional parts that store and distribute brake fluid.