Tricks to Lessen the Wear on Your European Brakes in Cincinnati

Let’s face it. Nobody looks forward to a brake job, but like the old joke about getting older, it certainly beats the alternative. Keeping your brakes in good condition is an important aspect of European car repair. Fortunately, there are ways you can ensure your brakes last longer. Take care of your vehicle, take care of your brakes, and you’ll continue to enjoy superior performance. Here’s what you need to know when it comes to caring for your European brakes.

Both stylistically and when it comes to mechanics, owning a European vehicle has its advantages, but nobody looks forward to a brake job, especially if you drive fairly often in Cincinnati’s bumper to bumper traffic. The good news is there are techniques and strategies you can adopt that can dramatically improve the longevity of your brake job.

Hard Braking from High Speeds Eats Brakes like a European Breakfast

Speed is rough on your brakes. In fact, hard stops from just 55 to 65 miles an hour will eat your brakes a third faster than more casual braking. Kinetic energy is affected by both your car’s weight and your rate of speed. This means that the heavier your car, and the faster you drive, the more wear on your brakes. If you slow down, you’ll also slow down the speed at which you go through those pads.

Turning Soon? Take Your Foot Off the Gas and Coast Your Life Away

Another easy way to lessen the wear on your brakes is coasting. If you spot the light changing red, take your foot off the gas and coast for a while to lessen your speed before braking to a stop. Coast to the end of freeway ramps or before slowing down for that right turn. The “easy does it” method helps to make your  European brakes last in Cincinnati.

Proud to be Serving Cincinnati European Auto Enthusiasts Since 2001

European Auto Specialists will treat your car like it’s our baby. We’ve been repairing European cars since 2001, and our BMW, Porsche and Audi mechanics have over 60 years of combined experience. Our technicians are experienced and professional, so we know what makes European cars special and how to treat them right. Most importantly, we live and breathe European cars. It’s not only our job, but our passion.

We specialize in brake jobs, car electrical work, scheduled maintenance, brake and radiator flushes, and vintage car repair. Our Cincinnati team can handle any car repair, European or domestic. Interested in finding out more or wondering how long a repair will take? Be sure to contact us for an estimate.

Do You Really Need a Brake Flush Service?

Some mechanics recommend you flush your brakes every 30,000 miles, but the reality is that brake fluid should be able to go longer. In theory, your brakes operate in a closed system, so it shouldn’t go bad. But any mechanic will tell you that if theory were reality, swear words would never have been invented. No system is completely enclosed. Leaks from hoses and valves are inevitable, and these release moisture into the brake fluid. This dampens their stopping ability and wreaks havoc through your components. The bottom line is you should have your brake fluid periodically tested. If it is dark brown in color, it’s time to flush your entire system.