Quick Tips for Healthy Brakes

Quick Tips for Healthy Brakes

For optimal safety on the roadway, it's imperative that your brakes are working strongly. With some simple measures, you can help to keep your brakes working just like they should. If a symptom of brake trouble does arise, you'll want to be proactive about getting to the shop for an inspection. At McKonly's Garage, our local mechanics are experts at conducting brake repair and brake maintenance. Come and see us when you need any type of brake service. We'll make sure that your car can be trusted to safely slow down.

Ways to Keep Your Brakes in Strong Condition

Following the speed limit is one simple way to prevent brake wear and tear. When driving at an excessive speed, you have less reaction time, meaning there's a greater chance that you'll have to slam on your brakes, which causes degradation.

Sometimes, drivers develop a tendency to softly rest their foot on the brake pedal even though they're not actively attempting to slow down. Doing this can lightly engage the brakes, leading to avoidable wear and tear. When you do need to slow down, it'll be best if you begin the deceleration process by simply letting off the gas rather than stepping on the brake pedal. Then, as you need to slow down at a faster rate, you can engage the brakes, but you'll want to do so as gently as safely possible. It'll be easier to brake lightly if you consistently keep a safe following distance, especially at night or when the weather is bad.

At our nearby auto shop, we can conduct maintenance tasks that will help to keep your brakes in excellent condition. Brake pads generally need to be replaced somewhere between 30,000 and 50,000 miles, depending on how aggressive/gentle you are on your brakes. And brake fluid should be exchanged every four to five years. The right amount of clean fluid will help to ensure optimal brake function.

Brake Service in Lancaster, PA

When you need brake service in Lancaster, PA, contact McKonly's Garage at (717) 208-8210. At our local auto shop, we'll make sure that your brakes are functioning flawlessly. Feel free to give us a call today to schedule an appointment for any of your vehicle's repair or maintenance needs!


McKonly's Garage Blog
Posted: September 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ