What is power brake service and why do Calgary drivers need to have it done?
Imagine you pour a tablespoon of water in your hand and throw it as hard as you can. Now, suppose you suck up a tablespoon of water into a syringe, push the plunger and squirt it out. Which would go further? Of course it’s the water squirting out of the syringe. That’s because you pressurized the water.
Your power brake system is kind of the same thing. When you step on the brake pedal, the master cylinder pressurizes brake fluid which actuates the brakes so you can stop. Calgary drivers who don’t have enough pressure – can’t stop.
A leak in your brake system would decrease – or even eliminate – your stopping power. Brake fluid attracts moisture which can cause leak-inducing corrosion. So a great way for Calgary drivers to keep their brake fluid free of contaminants is to change it when recommended. Enough brake fluid is needed for the proper function of anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control systems.
Your friendly and knowledgeable pros at Precision Alignment & Brake in Calgary will inspect your brake fluid level during a full-service oil change. If it’s low, it may indicate that a thorough brake inspection is needed. Low brake fluid is most often caused by worn brake pads. Some of the signs of a leak are reduced stopping power and spongy or hard pedal feel.
If you suspect a problem, come into Precision Alignment & Brake in northeast Calgary for a brake inspection right away.