Tips for Keeping Your Brakes in Great Condition

Tips for Keeping Your Brakes in Great Condition


As you drive to work and back each day, your brakes play a pivotal role in keeping you safe, making it very important that you keep them in strong shape. When you first notice a symptom of brake failure, you'll want to visit the shop for an inspection. Common signs of trouble include squealing, grinding, and veering. By taking some precautions, you can help to prevent major brake problems from emerging in the first place. At K2 Auto Specialties, our local mechanics are experts at conducting brake repair and brake maintenance. Come and see us for expert brake service in Worcester.

Ways to Maintain Healthy Brakes

Drivers sometimes form the habit of resting their foot on the brake pedal during times when they're not actually trying to brake. Even if you're just barely pressing down on the brakes while accelerating, this can increase wear and tear. Then, when you do need to slow down, it's best not to be overzealous with the brake pedal. When you have plenty of room to safely slow down, it's better if you can just ease up on the accelerator instead of hitting your brake pedal. Then when you need to slow down faster, you can engage the brakes. Following this approach can reduce wear and tear on pads and rotors.

You can also reduce degradation of your braking system by simply abiding by the speed limit. When you exceed the speed limit, it becomes more likely that you'll need to hit the brakes hard, which can cause increased wear. And, obviously, following the speed limit will also reduce your risk of getting in a wreck.

At our local auto shop, we can conduct brake maintenance that will help to keep your brakes working like they should. Pads should be replaced as needed. Usually, brake pads need to be replaced at a point between 30,000 and 50,000 miles. This can depend on how hard you are on your brakes and the type of pads used. Also, brake fluid generally should be exchanged every four to five years. Driving with the right level of clean brake fluid will help to ensure that you can safely come to a stop.

Brake Repair in Worcester, MA

When you need auto repair in Worcester, contact K2 Auto Specialties at (508) 893-4420. At our local auto shop, we can expertly address any of your vehicle's repair or maintenance needs. Feel free to give us a call today to make an appointment!


K2 Auto Specialties Blog
Posted: September 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ



Tips for Keeping Your Brakes in Great Condition - K2 Auto Specialties
Tips for Keeping Your Brakes in Great Condition

Tips for Keeping Your Brakes in Great Condition


Right after you turn the key, your engine temperature begins rising. As long as your cooling system is healthy, you'll have the measures in place to moderate the heat. But if any facet of your cooling system is malfunctioning, then your engine could overheat, potentially resulting in serious damage. At K2 Auto Specialties, our local mechanics are experts at fixing cooling system problems. Give us a call if you encounter any of the following signs of cooling system trouble.

Warning Signs of Cooling System Failure

If steam is emerging from under your hood, then you've got a sign that your engine is overheating. Steam is liable to appear when coolant hits its boiling point. In the event that you need to check or add coolant/water, you'll want to be sure that you first park away from traffic and then let your engine cool sufficiently. If your engine is still hot when you open the cap to add coolant, then dangerously hot fluid may shoot up at you.

If your dashboard temperature gauge rises into the red zone, then you'll want to safely get off the road. At that point, you can give the shop a call and describe any symptoms that are present. Then you can get professional guidance on whether your car seems safely operable, or if you should instead play it safe and get a tow.

When an engine overheats, it's often due to cooling system leaks. If your coolant level has gotten worryingly low, then there could be a leak. If coolant is leaking internally, then you may notice white exhaust smoke, which could indicate that you have a blown head gasket. It's smart to also watch out for external coolant leaks. If there's bright green fluid accumulating on the pavement where your car has been parked, then an external coolant leak could be present. But it's worth bearing in mind that your coolant could be another color, such as pink, yellow, or orange.

Cooling System Repair in Worcester, MA

When you need auto repair in Worcester, contact K2 Auto Specialties at (508) 893-4420. At our local auto shop, we can expertly address any of your vehicle's repair or maintenance needs. Feel free to give us a call today to schedule an appointment!


K2 Auto Specialties Blog
Posted: August 22, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ