Monthly Archives: August 2021

Debunking Common Myths Surrounding the Braking System

Debunking Common Myths Surrounding the Braking System

There are countless misconceptions regarding your vehicle, especially about your brakes, that are being spread day and night. It's hard for most of us to distinguish between wrong and right, so we usually go off of what others tell us. Well -- our certified team of professionals is here to put a stop to these common myths!   #1: "Brake pads need to warm up first." This is FALSE. The brakes on the average car produce enough friction to stop your car even in freezing climates. It doesn't matter whether it is cold or hot; your brakes will bring your vehicle to a stop if the brakes are in good condition.    #2: "Wet brakes will increase your stopping time." It takes about 3x longer to break on wet surfaces than dry ones, but not because your brake system is wet. When your rotor gets damp, the water gets flung off by the intense force of your spinning wheels. Your stopping distance is compromised due to a loss of tire traction, not wet brakes ... read more