STOPPING AND STEERING2
Today there is a growing estimation of 250 million cars and light trucks crowding our roads each day. The safety of you and that of others is at risk when your vehicle doesn’t stop and steer at its best. Reducing your vehicle’s stopping distance by inches could make the difference between a minor scare and a major accident.
Remember roads are a huge factor as well to your stopping and steering capabilities. Our infrastructure needs so much attention that would help make our travels so much safer and more pleasant. However, until then all you can do is assure that your vehicle is the best that it can be.
Colder climates with freezing temperatures creates cracks and holes in the pavement. The result can be numerous pot holes and wear imperfections that can affect the handling of your vehicle. Bad roads can cause suspension components, so vital to steering control and handling, to fail early. Good Service and maintenance slows the deuteriation process 100’s fold.
But you don’t have to be an automotive expert to keep your vehicle’s stopping and steering systems safe. Just go to GETYP.com and their local directories and find a great service repair facility for inspection and repairs. Legitimate companies listed here have also their feedback and reviews as part of their ad. Their consumers can peruse these detailed ads for their location and hours of operation as well.
Pay a little now, or much more later
Do not procrastinate good repair maintenance. Avoid costly repairs by not having to fix when broken due to poor maintenance. A typical brake job should only be a pad replacement. Wait to long and rotors will need replacement and maybe even the calipers. Avoid the additional costs and maintain sooner, better than later.
It is important to perform needed maintenance at the right times. Allowing the situation to blowup in an inoperative vehicle that leads you stranded.
Safety tips from GETYP.com for brake service:
• Pay the small extra amount for top-quality brake pads.
• Keep your rotors with plenty of material to keep the rotors round, true and smooth.
• Have the brake calipers inspected to ensure that any moving parts, such as slides and bleeder screws, are in adequate and excellent operational condition.
• Shop brake services by the company and make sure you are pleased with the overall price and level of work that the final shop will do for you. Ask for their warranty and guarantees.
• Brake hydraulic system flushing is a good consideration when servicing brakes to remove moisture and impurities from the fluid reservoir, lines, calipers and/or wheel cylinders.
• Check those rubber-type flex brake hoses and replace when they’re hard, cracked or simply old.
• Check the wheel bearings and have them services as well with good quality grease for a longer lasting parts with no failures.
• Drum brake applications, may need a new brake hardware kit installed when the brake shoes are replaced and the drums are refinished. Have your emergency brake assembly tested periodically? These are important to the overall safety of you and your passengers.
This approach to vehicle maintenance may cost more up front, but if you make the expenditure now, you can be sure that old or new your car or truck will stop in the shortest distance possible-and can steer around trouble.