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Monthly Archives: October 2021

Putting a Stop to Brake Myths

Putting a Stop to Brake Myths

There are way too many misconceptions that have plagued the automotive repair industry. And every day, they're constantly getting spread around. Today, we are going to be putting a stop to some popular myths about brakes. Myth #1: You need to warm up your brakes The brakes on modern cars today produce enough friction to stop your vehicle, even in extreme temperatures. It doesn't matter how hot or cold it is; if your brakes are healthy, they should efficiently stop your car.  Myth #2: Wet brakes increase your stopping distance Indeed, it can take up to three times longer to stop on a wet surface over a dry one; however, it is not your brakes that cause the lag. Your stopping distance increases due to a decline of tire traction (not from wet brakes). That is why it is best to brake sooner than later in harsh weather conditions. Myth #3: There are specific laws regarding your brakes Surprisingly, your brakes are one of the few parts that have no laws or restrictions. It ... read more

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