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Extend the Life of Your Car’s Brakes

Try out these tips to make your brakes last longer.

Do you feel like you have to replace your car’s brakes too frequently?  If so, there are things that you can do to improve the longevity and functionality of your car’s brakes.  Try out these suggestions to increase the lifetime of your brakes.

  • Don’t Overuse Them

Many drivers use their brakes more than they really need to.  They ride their brakes as they go downhill or when they want to maintain a constant speed.  In fact, some drivers even brake at the same time they are accelerating.  If you are guilty of any of these driving behaviors, you are placing more strain on your brakes.  Simply avoiding these habits will add many more miles to the lifetime of your brakes.

  • Anticipate Stops

When you slam on your brakes, you are placing a ton of strain on your brakes.  A good way to reduce this stress is by slowing down when you know that you are approaching a stop.  Take your foot off the accelerator and let the momentum of the car carry you forward.  This will naturally decrease your speed and place less pressure on your brakes when you go to apply them.

  • Change Your Brake Fluid

Over time, your brake fluid can become diluted.  When this water seeps in, it can cause your entire braking system to corrode.  To prevent this from affecting your brakes, you should change out your brake fluid every two years or so.  This simple maintenance task will improve both the longevity and functionality of your car’s brakes.

Try out these suggestions to increase the lifetime of your brakes.  Want another way to care for your vehicle?  Make sure you have the proper auto insurance protections in place.  To get the coverage you need, contact the professionals at The Schwab Agency in Colleyville, Texas.  Our dedicated team is ready to assist you with all your insurance needs.


The Schwab Agency

The Schwab Agency, LLC has over 20 years of experience within the insurance industry in our community and our goal is to bring you unparalleled service and dedication. Since the majority of our business is through long-lasting relationships with our clients, fulfilling your needs is of the highest priority.

COVID-19 Update:

Due to new increasing cases of Covid-19 our office will be closed to the general public until further notice. Our team will still be working full-time in the office and here to assist with all your insurance needs. Please contact us via phone at (817) 485-5050 or email: info@schwabagency.com.

We hope everyone is doing their part to protect themselves and their loved ones during these hard times, and thank everyone for understanding our decision to do our part to help protect our staff and those in our community.

Tim Schwab.
President and Managing Partner