It’s always important to ensure your brake system is operating at maximum capacity. If they aren’t working at maximum capacity, they could still work effectively enough for a little while, but they will eventually fail quicker as well. The last thing you want to experience is a situation where you have to slam on the brakes in an emergency and they don’t work how they should. Part two of our three-part series on the safety triangle explains everything you need to know about maintaining your brake system.
The Front And Back Brakes Should Work Properly
Your front and back brakes should both be operating at the same capacity to minimize the weight transfer as much as possible when braking. Shifting excess load to one part of the vehicle isn’t good for it and can cause significant problems. You can maximize the lifespan of your brakes when they are working correctly and the best way to ensure this is by having an annual brake inspection.
The Value Of An Annual Brake Inspection
At DeBoer’s Auto, we perform a brake inspection annually to determine whether your brakes are still in good health. We will check all the calipers to ensure they are clean and free and operating how they should. We’ll also check the pad thickness and the brake rotors to confirm they are in good working order and don’t need to be replaced.
Clean Brake Fluid Can Improve Vehicle Safety
Flushing your brake fluid regularly can be vital to ensuring your brakes work properly when you need them most. We recommend flushing your brake fluid every two years, which is usually sufficient enough to allow the brakes to perform at optimal levels. This is a regular maintenance routine that shouldn’t be skipped.
In the past, a New Jersey inspection involved getting your brakes checked for operability. It’s hard to tell how well your brakes are performing when driving the vehicle, so it needs to be evaluated by a professional. That’s what we do at DeBoer’s Auto. Our physical brake inspection can keep you safe on the road and ensure your brakes are in good working order for as long as possible. For more tips or to schedule a brake inspection, contact us today. And don’t forget to check out part three of our three-part series on the safety triangle, which discusses the steering and suspension system.