Most people are more concerned with how fast their car can go or if it will even start in some cases but the inverse is equally important. How fast can your car stop? This is not a question a lot of drivers consider because we often take our braking system for granted but it is our first line of defense when it comes to road hazards, extreme weather conditions or avoiding an accident.
When considering your vehicle’s safety features, airbags are often to first thought that pops into your mind but what you should be thinking about is your brakes. Being able to safely stop will hopefully help you avoid ever needing to use your airbags.
Most drivers use their vehicles daily either to get to work or shuttle the family around from appointment to appointment. So if you have not gotten your brakes check in a while be sure to call Sutton Automotive where we will be happy to take a look and provide you with that peace of mind you’ve been looking for.
Brake Pads Pagosa Springs, CO
Both disc brakes and drum brakes rely on the use of brake pads. Whenever you depress the brake pedal you are causing a lot of friction between the brake shoe and the calipers. This friction causes heat and that’s where the brake pad comes into play. The brake pad helps reduce the amount of heat caused by braking allowing the drive to come to a predictably smooth stop. As many drivers have discovered at one time or another, braking with worn down or worn through brake pads is unpleasant. There will be a loud grinding or screeching and the stop can be bumpy and unnerving.
So if you are experiencing anything like excessive vibrations or hearing a loud squeal while depressing your brake pedal it is time for a brake inspection. We want you to be safe out there on the road for yourself and the drivers that share the road with you. Drive on in, give us a call or conveniently schedule an appointment online and we’ll gladly help you with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your automotive needs.