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Does your car pull to one side when you try and stop? Do you hear that painfully loud and embarrassing squeaking when you stop at an intersection? Have you had to hit the brakes quickly only to find that you had to practically press the pedal to the floor to feel the results? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, then it’s time to visit your local Colony Tire & Service location for a brake inspection.
Your brakes are directly responsible for slowing and stopping your vehicle. When neglected, they’re less likely to work as intended, which severely impairs your ability to control your vehicle, putting you at an increased risk of losing control and getting in a wreck. By taking a proactive approach to your vehicle’s maintenance and having your brakes regularly inspected and replaced, you’re helping prevent any potential problems before they ever arise.
Brakes slowly degrade over time. If you’re prone to riding your brakes or often find yourself in stop-and-go traffic, then they can wear down even quicker. One of the obvious signs that it’s time for new brakes is a tattle-tale squeal or squeak emitting from your wheels when you press the brake pedal. As the material on your brake pads is worn down, it becomes harder to notice the small, incremental changes that can slow your stoppage time. If you have brakes that squeak, a steering wheel that pulls to one side, or a brake pedal that is hard to press, then it may be time to visit your local Colony Tire & Service for a brake repair or replacement.
What factors come into play when a vehicle goes from stop to start? Brake pads, fluid, rotors, calipers, and discs working in unison all contribute to a rapid, clean stop.
Your braking system is one of the most important parts of your vehicle — don’t let these key components go without the proper care needed to prevent them from failing.
Are all aspects of your car’s brakes in proper working order? There’s only one way to find out — reach out to our local technicians today! Our team specializes in more than just tires — Colony Tire & Service is the one-stop-shop for all of your vehicles' needs!
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