BRAKE TIPS

 
 
 
Replacing brake pads and other components can add up, so you want them to last for their recommended lifespan. Below are some handy tips to reduce brake wear in your car.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1. NO MORE HIGH SPEED STOPS:

 
Braking at high speeds quickly wears out your brake pads, as it takes more pressure and longer braking to come to a stop.
 

2. COAST ALONG:

 
When you see a stop coming up, removing pressure from the accelerator will allow you to coast on your momentum and use the brake only when necessary.
 

3. MAINTAIN GAPS:

 
By keeping a space between you and the car in front, you can reduce a large amount of unnecessary braking.
 

4. KEEP THE WEIGHT DOWN:

 
Remove all those heavy items that are just taking up space in your car. Not only will you use less fuel, you will also reduce the amount of brake time you need.
 
5. SPLURGE WHERE YOU CAN:
 
You get what you pay for - cheap brake pads wear much faster, meaning you will need to replace them more frequently.
 
6. MAINTAIN YOUR BRAKE SYSTEM:
 
Modern ABS systems can accumulate dust or road fragments in the system, causing rust and damage to the braking surfaces.
 
The team at Blakey's Brake & Air-Con Services hopes that all your travels are safe ones, so be sure to drop by and see us if you have any concerns with your vehicle's brakes.