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What To Do If Your Vehicle’s Brakes Fail While Driving?

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December 3, 2020 Topic: Safety Tips

What to do if your vehicle’s brakes fail while driving?

Have you ever experienced complete brake failure while driving? Most of us have not, mostly due to advanced technology failsafes. However, the unlikely scenario is still possible. It is essential to know how to react if your brakes fail. The split-second decision could be lifesaving.

How to stop a vehicle that has total brake failure.

How can you prevent brake failure?

Regular brake maintenance can prevent brake failure. Most brake failures are due to vehicles losing brake pressure. Brake pressure is most often lost when a caliper is overextended because the brake pads and rotors are too thin. The other most common hydraulic issue is master cylinder failure. If you feel your brakes gradually becoming weaker and weaker, you should have your vehicle serviced to insure you don’t have a faulty master cylinder. Brake fluid loss due to breached brake lines will also cause brake failure.   Maintaining your vehicle will insure you don’t develop brake line leaks.

Brakes To Go can help with any of these problems.  Our inspections are free! And proper maintenance of your braking system is the only way to ensure safety.  Even though brake failure is rare, you can be ready in the event this happens to you.