August is Brake Safety Awareness Month.

Your brakes are the most important safety system in your vehicle. When was the last time you had a brake inspection or had them replaced?

Is your brake warning light on? Does your car pull to one side when braking? Do your brakes make grinding noises or squeal? Do your brakes feel spongy or vibrate when engaged? These are signs that your brake system needs some attention.

Brakes go through normal wear and tear and eventually need replacing. Brake wear is affected by driving habits, weather and road conditions, vehicle type and the quality of the brake lining material.

To ensure safe and worry-free driving, a thorough brake inspection should be performed on your car once a year and the brake fluid replaced every three years. The inspection should include checking the brake fluid level, brake lining wear, the hoses and brake lines, brake warning lights, rotor thickness, and a test drive to identify any other problems.

Your brake system is only as good as its weakest component. Call today to set up your appointment.

Source: Car Care Council

Written by Hillside Automotive

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