The Important Items to Check with Brakes

Imagine: you pour a tablespoon of water in your hand and throw it as hard as you can. Now, suppose you suck up a tablespoon of water into a syringe, push the plunger and squirt it out. Which would go further?

Of course it’s the water squirting out of the syringe. That’s because you pressurized the water. Your power brake system is kind of the same thing. When you step on the brake pedal, the master cylinder pressurizes brake fluid which actuates the brakes so you can stop. Phoenix car owners who don’t have enough pressure – can’t stop.

 

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A leak in your brake system would diminish – or even eliminate – your stopping power. Brake fluid attracts moisture which can cause dangerous leak-inducing corrosion. So a great way for Phoenix car owners to keep their brake fluid free of contaminants is to change it as recommended. This should be checked when your brakes are being serviced or replaced during times like this with our NAPA brake special.

Enough brake fluid is key for the proper function of car owners anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control systems. Your knowledgeable National  Automotive Repair service specialist will also review your brake fluid level during a full-service oil change. If it’s low it may indicate that a thorough brake inspection is key. Low brake fluid is most often caused by worn brake pads.

Some of the signs of a leak are reduced stopping power and spongy or hard pedal feel. If you suspect a problem, come in for a brake inspection right away. 

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