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the Stop to Your Brakes
you drive more than a half an hour to work each day? Do you travel
with children in the car often? If you can rack up the miles on your
car, you need to pay particular attention to your brakes so that you
don’t end up in an accident or cause an accident when your brakes
fail. When you press on
the brake and feel that something is different, that is the first
warning sign that something is wrong with your brake system.
So let’s talk a little bit more about your brakes and how
to determine if something is wrong.
are all types of brakes used on all types of cars. Different
carmakers have their own designs and features for their types of
cars, refer to your car owners manual if there is any doubt whether
your breaking system is working properly. The type of brake that
your vehicle has also depends on how old it is.
If you don’t feel comfortable in changing the brakes in
your vehicle there are a variety of dealers, garages, and mechanics
that are available to through out the country to help you change
problems with your brakes can be felt when you are driving no matter
what speed you might be traveling.
Here are some of the most well known braking problems that
you step on the brake, and you here a high pitch noise, your brakes
most likely need changed. The
high-pitched screeching noise is the metal scraping on your rotors,
which is an automatic indicator that your brakes are low.
If you allow this screeching noise to continue too long, you
may also need to replace the rotors that the brakes grab onto to
stop the car.
other time that you hear this high screeching noise is sometimes
when new brakes are installed.
The type of brake that is put on sometimes has to get a
little ‘worn in’ before the noise ‘goes away’ but often this
doesn’t take more than a day or two to disappear.
you have really soft squishy brakes, and when you step on the pedal
it doesn’t spring back up – the answer is often that you are low
on brake fluid. A bottle of break fluid only costs a couple of dollars and
you can find container under the hood of you car, marked brake fluid
only. If this solves
the problem for a short time, and then the squishy brake problem
appears again, you may have a brake line that is leaking and you
most likely will need to consult with a mechanic or you can consult
another article ‘How to change the brake lines’ that you can
find in an automobile manual for your car.
your vehicles braking system is not working correctly, or not even
one half as much as you know it should, you should not be driving
the vehicle. You will
need to fix the brakes before driving it again to avoid having an
accident because you can’t stop the car properly.
Car's Mechanical Condition
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-do you really need to change your oil every 3000
miles? The answer may surprise you.
Auto Repair Manuals for the Do-It-Yourselfer
-are you the fix-it-yourself type? Find great
sources for your manuals.
Let your Mechanic Take you to the Cleaners
-more tips for choosing
a trustworthy mechanic.
vs. Remanufactured Engines
-Your engine has
failed and must be replaced. Which type do you choose?
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