Reasons Why Brake Services are Important in Winter Weather
Winter brings with it the holidays, plus tons of shopping and errand running. More than likely, the last thing on your mind this winter is auto repair and maintenance for your vehicle. By ignoring the warning signs that may indicate that your vehicle requires some brake repair, you are putting yourself and your family at risk. It’s important that you know how cold weather and driving conditions can adversely affect your brakes.
What you need to know about cold weather brake repair:
Road salt is important for driving in icy road conditions but it can be harmful to your vehicle’s braking system. Road salt can often build up on your brakes and can lead to them wearing unevenly, which can potentially cause them to wear out sooner. That’s why getting regularly scheduled brake repair and maintenance to prepare your car for winter conditions is highly recommended.
Snow and ice can also have an effect on optimal brake system performance. When snow and ice melt, it can add extra moisture to your brakes or your brake fluid. This extra moisture in your brake system often leads to a dragging sensation you can feel when braking. It’s also possible that moisture in your brake fluid can affect the length of time it requires to stop your vehicle. This is another reason why regular brake maintenance is so important.
Your brakes are a critical safety feature in your vehicle. Taking care of them, especially in the harsh winter months, is essential. Call today or stop in to AAMCO Lee’s Summit for all of the brake services and maintenance your car, truck, SUV or van requires.