GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR BRAKES IN MA THIS WINTER
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR BRAKES IN MA THIS WINTER.
KEEP UP WITH ROUTINE MAINTENANCE.
No matter what season it is, you should check your brakes regularly. Have a mechanic you trust inspect your brakes to ensure there are no worn parts that you need to replace. You also want to make sure that you’re using the right brake fluid. In the winter, it is important to use a brake fluid that is meant to be used in cold temperatures. If you use the wrong type of brake fluid, it can freeze, which makes your brakes less effective.
DO A LITTLE EXTRA SEASONAL MAINTENANCE.
Because of the condition of the roads, there is some extra maintenance you should do in the winter. Snow, ice, and road salt can all accumulate on your brakes, so keeping them clean is key to effective brake performance. Wash your car regularly, and wipe down the brake calipers and rotors with a clean, dry cloth.
You also might consider upgrading your brake pads. Ceramic or semi-metallic brake pads are less likely to fade in cold weather and perform better in cold temperatures.
PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR DRIVING HABITS.
When it’s cold, it’s important to give your brakes a chance to warm up before you start driving. You can do this by gently pressing on the brakes a few times. You also want to do your best to avoid sudden stops. This can make your brakes lock up, which can cause your car to skid. Instead, try to brake gently and allow yourself plenty of time to come to a stop.
AUTO REPAIR & BRAKES IN MA
At Ray’s Auto Service, we want to ensure that you are your car are safe on the road, especially when the driving conditions are treacherous. Our technicians will ensure that your car is in good shape, including your brakes!