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 rule of thumb in general. Fortunately, there are ways you can ensure your European brakes last longer. Take care of your vehicle, take care of your brakes, and you’ll continue to enjoy superior performance for years to come. 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 drive fast in a heavy car, you will need to have your European brakes replaced more often. It’s science. If you slow down, however, you’ll also slow down the speed at which you go through import brake jobs..

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. If you are are familiar with the road, you can slow down before you get to the curves that you usually brake for, and lessen the wear and tear on your car’s European brakes. 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 knows the ins and outs of import car maintenance like the back of our hands. We’ve been repairing European cars since 2001, and our BMW, Porsche and Audi mechanics have over 60 years of combined experience. We know that European brakes need that extra special touch, so if you bring your car into our auto repair garage you can be assured our import brake jobs are top-class. Our Cincinnati car repair technicians are experienced and professional, so we know what makes European cars special and how to treat them right. 

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.

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.