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5 Reasons To Get Your Brakes Checked Before Winter

The most important piece of car maintenance you need to do before winter is making sure your brakes are in good condition. Here are the top 5 reasons to get your brakes checked before winter:

 

  1. Ice, snow, and freezing rain all create hazardous road conditions. You will need all the stopping power you can to avoid any weather-related accidents.
  2. You have less traction on the road during the winter, so you apply more braking power which can erode the brake pads faster than during the summer. You will need to make sure that your brake pads are in good shape to deal with this extra pressure.
  3. Cold weather can impact fluid stability. Older, dirty brake fluid can congeal in cold weather and be less effective at lubricating the brakes.
  4. Water and dirt can get into your brake system. In the winter, they can freeze leading to grinding noises and in severe cases, can damage the rotors.
  5. Brakes can get stiff in the cold weather, leading to less braking capability. Checking your brakes before you hit the road is the best way to make sure that they will work even in the cold.

So before you drive this winter, make sure to have your brakes fully inspected for any wear and tear to keep you safe on the icy roads.

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