The brakes on your car are arguably the most important mechanism because they stop your vehicle. They allow you to slow down in a traffic jam or come to a sudden halt when a child runs out into the street. Your brakes protect you and those around you while you’re driving, so it’s extremely important that you have properly working brakes. In Calgary, drivers turn to Change Auto & Diesel for inspections, repairs and maintenance help ensure the ability to stop when needed. When you visit us, we will thoroughly inspect your braking system to make sure effective braking is possible.
How Brakes Work
Your moving vehicle has a lot of kinetic (moving) energy, and in order to bring the giant piece of metal that is your car to a stop, your brakes have to get rid of the kinetic energy. To do so, they rely on three things: leverage, hydraulic force and friction. Depending on the type of braking system you have (disc brakes or drum brakes) your vehicle will use different machinery (brake pads or brake shoes) to stop, but the general concept is the same.
When braking, the more force you use when you push the brake pedal, the more stopping force is applied at the wheels.
Signs You Need Brake Repair
Because your car’s brakes are so integral to the functioning of your vehicle, it’s very important to pay attention to the warning signs. Visit a mechanic to get your brakes checked out as soon as you notice:
Book an Appointment for Your Brakes in Calgary
You rely heavily on your brakes in Calgary, so be sure to maintain them. Properly calibrated brakes will allow your car to run smoothly, prevent costly repairs in the future and most importantly keep you safe. If you think you have a problem with your brakes, or you just haven’t had them checked out in a while, please call us to schedule an appointment with the experienced team at Change Auto & Diesel.