Brakes – make sure you can stop when you need to

While driving, it’s important that you are able to stop – every time you need to. When you first got your vehicle, the brakes were firm, and you barely needed to press on the pedal to activate the brakes. Every time you step on the brake pedal, the callipers push the brake pads against the rotors, stopping the tires. Each time this happens, the brake pads wear a little bit and the pedal gets a little softer. It’s so gradual that many drivers don’t notice that they have to push the pedal that much farther before their vehicle stops.

That’s why it’s so important to have your brakes inspected and serviced on a regular basis. If the pads wear down too far, the callipers can begin scraping the rotors, damaging both parts. More importantly, if your brakes fail when you need to stop, you could become involved in a serious accident.

When you bring your vehicle to RPM Automotive, one of their licensed technicians will take the tires off of your vehicle and take a good look at your braking system. The pads will be checked for wear and they will let you know if they need to be replaced. It’s also important that the callipers are properly lubricated to ensure that all of them are moving properly. If they are not, it can cause uneven wear on the pads.

An essential part in your vehicle’s safety, don’t leave your brakes until it’s too late. Make an appointment at RPM Automotive to have your brakes inspected and repaired if needed. Whether you drive a foreign or domestic vehicle, these technicians are experts on brakes!

RPM Automotive is located at 225 Elgin Street North in Cambridge. Call (519) 620-1774 to make an appointment, or visit for more information.

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