Question: What is power brake service and why do St. Thomas drivers need to have it done?
The Auto Guys Answer:
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. St. Thomas drivers who don’t have enough pressure can’t stop.
A leak in your brake system would lessen or even eliminate your stopping power. Brake fluid attracts moisture which can cause harmful leak inducing corrosion. So a great way for St. Thomas drivers to keep their brake fluid free of contaminants is to change it as recommended.
Enough brake fluid is vital for the proper function of St. Thomas drivers anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control systems. Your The Auto Guys service advisor 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 vital. Low brake fluid is most usually 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 The Auto Guys for a brake inspection right away.
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The Auto Guys
135 South Edgeware Rd.
St. Thomas, ON N5P 4C4