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, and a good idea in general. 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. The good news is there are techniques and strategies you can adopt that can dramatically improve the longevity of your import brake job. Here’s what you need to know when it comes to caring for your European brakes.
Hard Braking from High Speeds Eats Through Your Brakes
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, the faster you drive, and the faster you slow down, 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
Another easy way to lessen the wear on your brakes is coasting before you hit the brakes. 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—make sure to put on that blinker as soon as you start slowing. The “easy does it” method helps to make your European brakes last in Cincinnati.
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 Cincinnati car repair 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
- European brakes
- Brake flush services
- Radiator flushes
- Vintage car repair
- Car troubleshooting
- And much more
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.