Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Brake System is Your Car's Most Important Safety System

When you think about your vehicle, what is the most important role your vehicle must play in your everyday life? Safety. When you are driving it is very important to be able to stop quickly and safely, yet many people put off replacing their brakes because it does not hamper them from driving in their mind. At 60 Minute Tune your safety is our number 1 priority.

Brakes are a normal wear item for any car. Eventually, they're going to need to be replaced for both performance and safety reasons. Planning can also save you money —your brakes won't get to the "metal-to-metal" point, which usually means accelerating expensive rotor or drum replacement.

In between replacements we recommend the BG Brake Service.

Brake fluid becomes oxidized and contaminated over time and use. Heat and moisture cause corrosion on parts and brake fluid failure. This causes a spongy brake pedal and shows up in discolored brake fluid.

The entire brake system is inspected for leaks, master cylinder corrosion, worn pneumatic parts, harmful varnish build-up, broken or rusted bleeder valves, worn rotors and drums and air in the brake lines. All old brake fluid is replaced with BG Heavy Duty DOT 3 or DOT 4 Brake Fluid. The result will be a longer lasting, more efficient and safer braking system.

Your Brake System:
The brake system is your car's most important safety system. Never put off routine brake inspections or any needed repair so that your car can continue to operate as designed. Brakes often have wear indicators that produce noise when it's time to change the pads. Brake noise may sound like high pitch squealing or a grinding noise. Or your brakes may feel different when you press on them. If you think there may be a problem with your vehicle's brakes, have them inspected at 60 Minute Tune in Granada Hills. Our automotive shop features quality ACDelco parts, with a safety rating you can depend on.