As winter settles in, it’s important to be aware of the seasonal effects on driving. Your car brakes may be affected, and knowing what to watch out for can help you get the auto care you need to avoid unnecessary collisions.
It Can Take Longer to Stop in Cold Weather
Low temperatures affect how easily brake fluid moves so you may need to give yourself more time to stop your vehicle during winter months. Other possible causes may include water in your brakes, too, so having a mechanic check it out is best.
Treat the Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light Seriously
You count on those anti-lock brakes to slow your vehicle safely on slippery roads, so if the dashboard alert for the ABS goes on, they may not work as you expected them to when needed. Schedule an appointment with your mechanic as soon as you notice it.
Pay Attention to Vibrations When Braking
If there’s a problem with your brake rotors, you’re likely to notice it first when braking. There is usually a feeling of vibrating when you press the brake pedal. If it happens consistently, it could be caused by rust formed over time by moisture picked up from snowy, icy and slushy roads.
Need Help with Car Brakes in CDA?
Johnson Automotive is your local source for personalized service with clear communication and affordable pricing for all your tire, car brake repair and service needs. Our ASE-certified mechanics are seasoned repair pros with decades of auto repair experience, including brake services. And as a Federated Car Care Center member with state-of-the-art computerized diagnostic equipment, and financing available, you can feel confident that any auto repair work we do on your vehicle is trustworthy and reliable. So if you need help with your carburetor, A/C, tune-ups, fluids, tires, brakes and alignment, steering or suspension, contact us today for a convenient appointment and quality results from skilled auto mechanics.
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