Helpful Tips for Keeping Your Brakes Healthy

Helpful Tips for Keeping Your Brakes Healthy

As we head toward the winter months, it's particularly important that your brakes are functioning flawlessly. By taking some basic precautions, you can help to optimize brake function. But if you do encounter any symptoms of brake failure you'll want to be proactive about getting to the shop so the mechanic can take a look. At Fuzion Autoworks, our local mechanics are experts at conducting brake service for European vehicles. If your Euro car needs a brake job, don't hesitate to give us a call.

Ways to Keep Your Brakes in Great Shape

If you have the habit of resting your foot against the brake pedal during times when you're not actively trying to slow down, then you'll want to be careful that you're not pressing down whatsoever. If you're inadvertently engaging your brakes---even slightly---this can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your brakes. When it does come time to slow down, it's best if you've given yourself enough following distance that you can begin decelerating by just easing up on the gas rather than hitting the brakes. Then as you need to slow down faster you'll want to engage your brakes as gently as safely possible.

You'll also be able to reduce wear and tear on your brakes by simply following the speed limit. When you drive at an excessive speed, there's a greater likelihood that you'll end up slamming on your brakes, which causes braking system parts to degrade.

At our local Euro auto shop, we can expertly address brake maintenance tasks that will keep your brakes in peak form. Brake pads usually need to be replaced at some point between 30,000 and 50,000 miles. How long your brake pads last is largely determined by how hard/gentle you are when braking your car on a daily basis. Brake fluid generally needs to be changed every four or five years. The right amount of clean brake fluid will help to ensure that your brakes function optimally.

European Brake Service in Washington, UT

When you need European brake service in St. George or Washington, UT, contact Fuzion Autoworks at (435) 681-2161. At our nearby auto shop, we can expertly complete any of your European vehicle's repair or maintenance needs. Feel free to give us a call today to schedule an appointment!

Fuzion Autoworks Blog
Posted: October 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ