Winter and slippery roads can magnify any problems with your brakes. Any of Madison Aut6o Care's seven conveniently located NAPA service centers can help make sure your brakes are up to coping with cold weather and icy roads.
You know driving is going to be hazardous when the weather guys take time to tell you to stay home: "It might be a good day to stay bundled up indoors."
It's best, of course, to be able to take that advice and stay hunkered down at home when ice and snow cover the roads. But that's not always possible. When you have to be out and about on hazardous roadways, it's wise to slow down and be careful. It's even wiser to be alert to any problems with your car. Problems with your brakes, for example.
"Cold weather can take its toll on your vehicle, especially its brakes. Not only is it hard to brake on a surface that is covered with ice and snow, but just exposing your brakes to cold temperatures is enough to cause problems for them.," autocartimers.com says. "Now, don’t get confused here because cold temperatures won’t destroy your brakes. This is a mechanical braking system which can tolerate both hot and cold temperatures. However, cold temperatures will speed up the wear and tear of certain vital components of your braking system. This is when braking problems arise."
Autocartimes.com notes five problems with brakes that are especially hazardous in cold weather:
- Worn brake discs and pads
- Worn tires
- Bad brake lines
- Brake noises
- Difficulty slowing down
"Since you have no control over the cold weather, the best thing you can do is keep up to date with your car maintenance," autocartimes.com says. "Have your braking system checked every six months to ensure all its components are in good condition. If any of them look to be worn or damaged, replace those components right away."
A reliable Madison auto care specialist, like the trusted Madison auto care technicians atany of Madison Auto Care's seven NAPA service centers can help you with checking your braking system and keeping it in good repair so it can cope with any hazardous road conditions: Clausen Auto, Handel Auto, Genin’s Auto, Capitol Tire, Odana Tire, Hansen’s Auto, or Aeschbach Auto.
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