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Did you know that driving style affects how long your brakes last? Just a few changes in the way you drive could help prolong the life of your brakes, enabling your vehicle to go many more miles before needing a brake replacement.

Here are five easy tips that don’t require much time or money, but could end up helping you save big bucks in terms of the amount you spend on brake service:

  1. Coast -- The harder you brake, the more pressure and wear it puts on the brake pads. Try to coast every once in a while to reduce your speed before having to brake.
  2. Look ahead -- Make sure that you look well into the distance and anticipate any braking before you need to stop. This gives you time to take your foot off the accelerator and let your speed drop before braking.
  3. Lighten the load -- Driving with more weight in the car than is necessary could dramatically reduce the lifespan of your brake pads. Simply unload your car and trunk of all unnecessary items.
  4. Plan your trip -- Give yourself enough time for the journey. Rapidly accelerating and decelerating doesn’t really save much in time, but puts a strain on your brakes. 
  5. Regular brake service -- Regular brake service will give you the chance to have small issues taken care of before they turn into big problems. Spending a few dollars now could save you from having to shell out big bucks on a premature brake replacement service.

Worried about a pending brake replacement? Contact our ASE Certified technicians today at Elk River Tire & Auto for more information about brake service and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop in Elk River, MN proudly serves residents in the areas of Zimmerman, MN and Otsego, Minnesota.

If you want to know more about how to maintain your car brakes to prevent a premature brake replacement, schedule a brake service with a professional auto technician at Elk River Tire & Auto.

Did you know that driving style affects how long your brakes last? Just a few changes in the way you drive could help prolong the life of your brakes, enabling your vehicle to go many more miles before needing a brake replacement.

Here are five easy tips that don’t require much time or money, but could end up helping you save big bucks in terms of the amount you spend on brake service:

  1. Coast -- The harder you brake, the more pressure and wear it puts on the brake pads. Try to coast every once in a while to reduce your speed before having to brake.
  2. Look ahead -- Make sure that you look well into the distance and anticipate any braking before you need to stop. This gives you time to take your foot off the accelerator and let your speed drop before braking.
  3. Lighten the load -- Driving with more weight in the car than is necessary could dramatically reduce the lifespan of your brake pads. Simply unload your car and trunk of all unnecessary items.
  4. Plan your trip -- Give yourself enough time for the journey. Rapidly accelerating and decelerating doesn’t really save much in time, but puts a strain on your brakes. 
  5. Regular brake service -- Regular brake service will give you the chance to have small issues taken care of before they turn into big problems. Spending a few dollars now could save you from having to shell out big bucks on a premature brake replacement service.

Worried about a pending brake replacement? Contact our ASE Certified technicians today at Elk River Tire & Auto for more information about brake service and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop in Elk River, MN proudly serves residents in the areas of Zimmerman, MN and Otsego, Minnesota.

Kerry Bannister
Elk River Tire & AutoAuto Repair Shop in Elk River, MN

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690 Dodge Ave NW, Elk River, MN 55330763-441-2889service@elkrivertireandauto.com
Mon:7:30am - 6:00pm
Tue:7:30am - 6:00pm
Wed:7:30am - 6:00pm
Thu:7:30am - 6:00pm
Fri:7:30am - 6:00pm
Sat:8:00am - 4:00pm
Sun:Closed
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