If there’s one thing that’s a sure thing, it’s that the brakes on your vehicle need to be in supreme working condition. The braking system’s purpose in life is to give control to the driver to slow or stop their car, truck, or SUV. If you’re experiencing anything less than perfection when applying pressure to the brake pedal, you’ll need to have your vehicle looked at by a professional. This is where Mecklenburg Automotive & Collision Center in Charlotte, North Carolina comes in. We are your one-stop-shop in Charlotte, North Carolina, prepared to inspect and repair your brakes so you can drive around, safe and sound. Boost your confidence by having our ASE certified technicians inspect and repair the brakes on your vehicle. You deserve nothing less than flawlessness when it comes to your safety and the safety of your family. When you call (704) 392-1253, our warm and insightful staff will pencil you in at a time that is convenient for you.
How Brakes Work
Energy builds up when your car is on the move. For the car to stop, that energy has to convert into heat by friction. By pressing on the brake pedal, it activates a lever that pushes a piston into the master cylinder. In a Frictional-Hydraulic brake system, the master cylinder is full of hydraulic fluid that sprays over a network of pipes and other cylinders that are beside the brakes on each wheel. This process creates pressure. With enough force, the heat resistant brake pads push against the calipers that put pressure on the rotors. The rotors slow the tires down and eventually bring the car to a stop. In electromagnetic systems, a motor provides power to electromagnets on each side of the disc rotors that cause the vehicle to stop. In most hybrid vehicles, the electric motor that powers the car is the same motor that stops the car. In either situation, each component or function leads to another, making it necessary for these parts to all be in excellent working condition. Come have your brakes perfected by the professionals at Mecklenburg Automotive.
Preventing Expensive Repairs
Precautionary measures can be taken to prevent the need for extensive and expensive brake repairs. First, and foremost, exercise good driving habits. It may seem obvious to suggest going the speed limit, but humans err, especially when in a hurry. Be conscious of time, and your speed. Every time you hit the brakes hard, you wear down the brake pads. Give yourself plenty of time to get where you’re going to avoid this Every time you hit the brakes hard, you wear down the brake pads. Give yourself plenty of time to get where you’re going to avoid this. And on a regular basis, pay attention to your dashboard brake light. If it illuminates, you’ll want to bring it to Mecklenburg Automotive & Collision Center right away. Most likely we’ll just need to add brake fluid. If however, you avoid having it serviced, you’ll likely end up with much bigger problems. You don’t want that, and we don’t want that for you. You’re just a phone call away from quality service and safety. Give us a call, or visit us at 3227 Wilkinson Boulevard.