Should You Try Not to Brake Hard to Avoid Damaging Your Brakes?

Your vehicle's brakes are constantly under pressure as you drive along the road. You rely on them to slow or stop your vehicle when you need to, and an issue with your brakes can be scary. Now, you may have heard that resting your foot on the brakes can do damage. This is actually true, because it makes your brakes hotter and more susceptible to wear and tear. However, what about whether or not braking hard can do damage to your brakes?

Having to brake quickly and suddenly can definitely be stressful, because it means you need to stop at a moment's notice to avoid hitting another vehicle (or pedestrian). You have no choice but to do this in some instances. However, can it cause damage to your brakes?

The short answer is, yes, it can. Braking hard constantly can heat up your brakes more than usually and can lead to the brake pad wearing down excessively. In order to avoid this, we always recommend that you keep a very safe distance between your car and the car in front of you. Be aware of your surroundings, and try to drive safely so that you never find yourself dealing with a hard brake situation.

The issue with braking hard is that it can lead to brake overheating, which can cause brake fade. Brake fade is a temporary loss in all brake functions. When this happens, you can find yourself in a dangerous situation on the road. No one wants to find themselves almost hitting another vehicle, so be sure to give yourself plenty of time to brake while driving.

To keep your brakes running at their best, be sure to bring your car to our auto repair shop regularly for brake service. We offer a variety of brake services including brake pad replacement, brake shoe replacement, brake line repair, brake fluid flush, brake bleed, brake caliper repair, and more. You name it, we do it! Don't hesitate to contact us with your brake service needs today

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