The last thing we need in this fast-paced life we live in, is to have trouble ” putting on the brakes!” We can all benefit from slowing down and enjoying the ride every now and then. And just as we need to engage our “life brakes” we also need to be able to use the brakes on our vehicles. Sometimes this can be a challenge if our brakes haven’t been taken care of properly.
If the brakes on your vehicle are not working properly, or if the brake pedal seems soft or spongy, it might be time you looked into having a brake system service.
The brake system is the most important safety system on your car. The brake fluid used in your vehicle transmits pressure from the driver’s foot to the wheel cylinders, that pressure is then converted into a frictional braking force on the wheels. The frictional braking creates heat that can get transferred to the brake fluid itself. In order to operate properly, it is important that the brake fluid isn’t allowed to boil, even when this heat is created. To make sure it doesn’t boil, your brake fluid must be free of contaminants. Contaminants, including moisture can lead to early failure of brake components. Moisture absorbed by the brake fluid also causes the brakes to feel soft, spongy or to lose your brakes altogether. This is why we recommend a brake system service. Regularly changing the fluid in your brake system can improve the performance of the braking system and reduce the chance of costly repairs due to the failure of brake components because of fluid contamination.
When we perform a brake system service, one of our technicians will remove all of the existing brake fluid in the master cylinder using a specialized brake fluid service system. This brake fluid service system is connected to all four wheels and will completely flush and refill the entire brake system and master cylinder.
Give us a call at (303)691-2760 or come in and see us if you’re having a little trouble “putting on the brakes” or for any of your other auto repair needs.
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