If you have ever been driving in the rain or, even worse, in the snow or on ice and needed to stop but found that pressing the brake did not stop your vehicle as quickly as you needed it to, you immediately understood the importance of your vehicle’s braking system. Most people tend to take their brakes for granted, and for good reason. Most brakes are very well constructed and built to last. But your vehicle’s brakes also experience great friction and are under constant pressure, and all mechanical parts eventually wear down. Your vehicle’s brakes are no different. If you have concerns about your brakes’ ability to stop your vehicle when you need it to stop, pay a visit to Clark Automotive.
Brake Assessment, Repair, Resurfacing And Replacement
Our technicians are experts in brake assessment, repair, resurfacing, and replacement. Even though the braking system is relatively simple in that pressing the brake pedal initiates the process of slowing and stopping your vehicle, the system is still made of moving parts, which experience the forces of friction over time. When one or more components in the braking system wear down, your ability to slow and stop your vehicle can become compromised. The wearing down of the various parts of your brakes does not always mean that failure is imminent or even that replacement is necessary. A frequent repair that we offer is the resurfacing of brake rotors, which can restore the integrity of your brakes and return them to almost new condition.
The fundamental importance of your vehicle’s brakes means that they should be checked periodically, according to your manufacturer’s recommendations. Clark Automotive is ideally suited for this type of essential maintenance. To help you maximize the life of your vehicle’s brakes, we can make some recommendations based on what you share with us about your driving habits. For instance, if you inform us that you spend a lot of time on your commute in stop and go traffic, your brakes are likely being stressed more than they need to be. This problem is made worse by aggressive driving, which occurs when accelerating quickly and stopping quickly. All brakes will eventually experience some degree of wear, but that process is hastened by frequent acceleration and hard stopping.
Auto Shop Specializing In Brake Repair
Attention to how you drive will not make your brakes last forever, but it can extend their life. Clark Automotive can accurately assess the state of your brakes, and repair or replace when necessary. Call us at (763) 784-7944 and we will schedule a time to look at your brakes.