Brakes Are the Most Important Safety System of Your Vehicle
April 23, 2020
Most Important Safety System The brake system of your vehicle is by far the most important safety system that it has. Being able to slow down or stop at a moment’s notice will help to avoid an incident or accident. Improperly working brakes will not do the job they are designed to do and will […]
Antilock Brakes — Of What Benefit Are They?
February 18, 2017
The anti-lock braking system, or ABS system, is a safety system which prevents the wheels on a vehicle from locking up in a panic stop braking condition, or if you are on a slick surface. The theory behind ABS brakes is simple. A skidding wheel has less traction than a non-skidding wheel. By keeping the […]
Brakes – What’s Stopping You?
January 18, 2017
Did you know that when you step on your brake pedal, you command a stopping force that is 10 times as powerful as the force that sets the car in motion? The brake system of a vehicle can exert as much as 1,000 pounds of hydraulic pressure on each of the four brakes. Yet, we […]
Dash Warning Lights – Brake, ABS, and Traction
November 12, 2013
The warning lights we will be discussing in this article have to do with the safety features of current and newer vehicles and may not apply to every vehicle that is being driven on the road. One thing to be aware of is that warning lights come in red or amber. The red color light […]
The Heart of Your Car’s Electrical System Is the Battery
October 23, 2013
In order for your vehicle’s electrical system to work properly a good healthy battery is essential. The primary purpose of the battery is to start the engine. But it is also used to stabilize power and provide extra power for the ignition, lighting and other accessories that when combined the load exceeds the capability of […]
How Often Should I Have My Brake Fluid Serviced?
August 16, 2013
Brake fluid is one of the most neglected fluids in vehicles today, but yet is vitally important for safe driving. It is designed to function in the hydraulic brake system under all operating conditions. The brake fluid is made from a combination of various types of glycol, a nonpetroleum based fluid. The brake fluid boiling […]