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Caring for Your Brakes

Your brakes are one of the most important safety mechanisms on your vehicle. It’s important to care for them properly. Lone Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram can help. While routine inspections and maintenance are important in making sure your brakes last for years to come. Here are some tips.

Avoid Stopping from High Speeds

Slamming on your brakes does tremendous damage to them. The higher speed that you stop from, the more heat is produced and the more wear and tear is put on your brakes. This will decrease the life of your brakes and could lead to expensive repairs. It’s better to try coasting alone instead of speeding up and slamming on your brakes.

Don’t Carry Unnecessary Cargo

The extra weight in the car can cause extra strain on your brakes. It’s important not to carry around extra weight in your trunk if not necessary. The lighter your car, the easier for your brakes to stop it. Check your trunk and back seat for any unnecessary weight and store it elsewhere.

Don’t Use Your Left Foot

Only using your right foot for both pedals ensures that both pedals aren’t pushed at the same time and helps you avoid tapping your brake more than necessary. The less you apply your brakes, the longer they’ll last!

Remember When You’ll Need to Stop

If you take the same route home from work every day, remember the places where people are likely to stop and plan ahead to avoid having to put pressure on your brakes abruptly. Remember, easing into a stop is preferable.

Even the quality cars sold at Lone Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram can’t last forever without the right maintenance. Talk to our service technicians at our dealership in San Antonio to determine the right brake maintenance schedule for you, depending on your vehicle and the type of driving you do. You can make an appointment online or call 210-828-1515.