Want to Avoid Brake Repairs? Here’s How

You can make your brakes last longer so you won't be searching for brake repair in the Metairie-New Orleans area.

Picture this: You’re on your way to the NOLA Jitterbugs for a free swing dance lesson when the traffic light ahead turns red. Time to stop. But you don’t. Your brakes have failed.

It’s a driver’s nightmare come to life. With luck, you avoid an accident and take your car to Twin Tire and Auto Care to let our trusted ASE-certified mechanics fix the problem. Once you’re on your way again, there are some things you can do to help your brakes last longer (although if you own your car long enough, you’re probably going to have to replace them at some point). The best thing you can do is to make sure you get regular maintenance at Twin Tire where checking your brake fluid is a must. If it’s low, we can top it off and we can also check to see if there are any leaks or broken lines.

But there are some other ways to prolong the life of your brakes, according to autoeducation.com:

*“Avoid ‘riding’ your brakes. It's better to slow down with moderate pressure and then releasing the brake to cool, than riding the brakes and overheating them.

*“On steep grades consider downshifting to save your brakes. Only do this when traction conditions are good. In ice, snow, or even rain, downshifting into too low of a gear may cause a skid. Downshifting lets your engine do some of the braking instead of your brakes.

*“Keep your wheels and braking system clean. Clean brakes work better and keep temperatures down. Use a good wheel cleaner which you know is safe for your wheel finish.”

Twin Tire has been providing auto care to the greater New Orleans and Metairie area for more than 41 years. We have three convenient car repair locations in Marrero, Hammond and Harvey to handle cars and light trucks. For heavy trucks and commercial vehicles, try our Harahan location. We provide service, auto and brake repair to all types of vehicles – traditional gas powered, hybrid, diesel and electric.

Now is a good time to stop by Twin Tire because we have a $25 gift certificate for our customers to use whatever way they way (except on a conventional oil change). It’s good for service to all types of cars and light trucks (gas powered, diesel, hybrid, electric). You have until Jan. 31 to use it and it can’t be combined with any other offer.

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