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How to Preserve & Maintain Your Brakes in Sarasota, FL

Of course you want your car to go, but you also need it to stop when you want, which brings us to the topic of brakes. If you haven't had yours inspected recently or are experiencing symptoms like squealing or crunching noises, visit our auto service center in Sarasota, FL, to have your brakes checked. Here at Gettel Acura, we take pride in keeping you safe and your vehicle in peak condition.

In the meantime, we've also rounded up some helpful tips that will keep your brakes performing to the best of their abilities.


How to Preserve Your Brakes

We recently discovered an awesome article from written by race car driver Mac DeMere. As a driving professional and enthusiast, he's shared some of his tips for keeping brakes in top condition for long:

  • Never allow both feet to touch both pedals simultaneously
  • Coasting to slow down reduces brake wear
  • Flush brake fluid to keep internal components lasting longer
  • Look ahead at stoplights to determine correct braking times
  • Don't carry unnecessary weight in your car
  • Have brakes inspected with each tire rotation

Most cars require brake service about every 30,000 miles. You should have your brakes inspected before every summer and winter, as extreme temperatures may hinder the effectiveness of your brakes. At Gettel Acura, we're proud to provide you with excellent service standards.

If you have any questions or think it's time for repairs, stop by and see our experts at Gettel Acura in Sarasota, FL at 4891 Clark Rd., Sarasota, FL 34233. We look forward to serving our customers from Sarasota, Bradenton, Clearwater & Tampa.