You know your brakes are important, but do you know when it's time to stop by a New Orleans auto care shop for a new set?
You're headed off to the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival and everything seems fine. At least until you try to stop and your car keeps going. With any luck, you don't hit anything and can get your car stopped. But you definitely know you need a new set of brakes.
"While neglecting your brakes until your car is grinding to a halt instead of gliding is always an option, it can cost you in unnecessary rotor replacement and possible towing bills," driverside.com says. "That's not to mention the likelihood of losing most of your stopping ability right when you need it most. Keeping up with brake maintenance, paying attention to the signs of brake wear and choosing the right equipment for your vehicle will let you slow down like you should."
There are ways to tell - short of running a red light or rear ending someone - to know when it's time to get a new set of brakes. Among them: your car seems to take longer to stop, your brake pedal seems to travel further down when you press on it, you hear a squealing sound when you brake, or you hear a grinding noise while braking. All those are indications you need to drop by one of Twin Tire and Auto Care's convenient locations to get your brakes checked or replaced.
Twin Tire has been the trusted New Orleans auto care and auto repair expert since 1973. Twin Tire has three convenient New Orleans auto repair and auto care locations to serve you - Marrero, Harvey and Hammond. Twin Tire also has a location in Harahan for heavy commercial vehicles.
Be sure to sign up for the free Twin Tire Rewards loyalty program. You get points for every qualified purchase that you can trade for more quality New Orleans auto care and auto repair. Or you can cash them in for travel perks. Or donate them to a New Orleans charity like Cafe Hope of New Orleans.