At Big Apple Automotive in Victorville, California, we know how important your braking system is to your vehicle. It’s because of this crucial system that you’re able to stop your vehicle at a moment’s notice. We want to make sure that you always have that option available to you, and we do that by providing a comprehensive list of brake repair & maintenance services. Our ASE Master Certified technicians utilize OEM parts, industry standard service techniques, and the latest equipment to provide your vehicle with high-quality brake care. Call our shop and see how we can get the best out of your vehicle’s braking system!
Outside of having your braking system regularly serviced, the best way to maintain its level of performance is to check its status and practice good driving habits. By doing so, you help extend its lifespan and you’ll be able to catch any issues before they become significant. Before and during your next drive, make sure you implement these brake maintenance tips!
Brake pads provide a cushion to your metal calipers and help prevent metal-on-metal contact. As you continue to use your brakes, the pads slowly start to wear out. If not promptly changed, it could lead to that dreaded metal-on-metal grinding that could cause major damage down the road. When checking the brake pads, make sure that you can still physically see them. If you can’t see much of the brake pad, or you see a metal spring or “hairs” sticking out, the current pad needs to be replaced.
Heat is the enemy of the braking system. The more heat generated, the shorter your braking system will last. To control the amount of heat you generate when you drive, consider adopting more conservative driving habits. Instead of coming to a sudden halt, come to a slow stop. Instead of riding the brakes, place a two-car cushion between you and the vehicle in front. By implementing better habits, you will lessen the amount of heat generated by your vehicle, which will help your brakes last longer!
Your braking system plays an important role in not just your vehicle’s operation, but your safety on the road. Make sure you’re always driving the safest version of your vehicle by scheduling a brake service with Big Apple Automotive in Victorville, California. Our team of automotive professionals takes the time to inspect your braking system and repair or replace any failing components within it. We’ll make sure your vehicle is safe and prepared for the road ahead! Give us a call at 760-245-7255 to schedule your brake repair with us! Are you on a tight schedule? No problem, just visit us at 12850 Hesperia Road, just down the street from Farmer Boys. We’re ready to help you!