WHAT’S THAT NOISE?
DON’T BE LIKE FRED…KEEP UP ON YOUR BRAKE HEALTH.
Cobb Tire and Auto Repair Greenville SC 29615
By Alicia Lewis. Service Advisor at Cobb Tire and Auto Repair
BRAKES LET YOU KNOW WHEN THEY NEED CHANGING.
If you can hear your brakes, you have waited too long. When your vehicle’s brakes are making noise, you have gotten to or past your wear sensors. This means, you may be metal to metal, gouging your rotors. You are definitely overheating your brakes. This causes brake fluid to overheat. Overheated brake fluid becomes corrosive and damages brake lines, brake cylinders, and other costly components. Your brakes are one of the most important systems in your car. Keeping up on brake system maintenance is literally a life saver.
WHY DO I NEED TO REPLACE MY ROTORS? DO I REALLY NEED A BRAKE FLUID EXCHANGE?
I love a deal, who doesn’t? I shop for bargains a lot, but one of the things I spend my money on is my car. More importantly, the things on my car that keep me and others safe on the road. When I was a younger woman, brake rotors were made differently than they are today. Rotors were twice the thickness they are now. Why? Due to emissions standards and road wear, there was a need to shave weight off of vehicles. Rotors are now half of the depth they were. Every time you replace your pads, replace your rotors. Heating up of the metal causes warping. Warping causes wobble and irregular wear on brake pads. You will end up replacing brakes more often and your drive performance will take a hit. As I explained in the previous paragraph, brake fluid becomes corrosive. When brake fluid gets hot time after time it starts to degrade brake components. Change your fluid when you change your brakes. We live in a fast-paced world, don’t forget to STOP and smell the roses!