When you are cruising down the highway in your diesel, it’s likely that your focus is on the curve of the road, the feel of the steering wheel beneath your palms, and the way the open sky tugs at your heartstrings. If you have a family, your thoughts are probably lingering on your day and whether football or dance practice is the next stop scheduled on your itinerary. Your diesel keeps you safe and gets you to all the places you need to go, allowing you to focus on other important things. You don’t even give it a second thought–until you feel that unfamiliar grind and hear a strange rattling when you brake.

Out of Sight…

Most people don’t even think about their brakes until a problem arises. With something as crucial as the ability to stop, it doesn’t make much sense to allow brakes to be relegated to the “out of sight, out of mind” category. Why take a chance? At Cartender Auto, we understand just how valuable your brake system is. We offer a variety of repair and maintenance services to keep your diesel running smooth. In the meantime, practice these good braking habits to preserve the life of your brakes.

Good Braking Habits

  • Coast: Coasting when appropriate can go a long way towards preserving the life of your brakes.
  • Look ahead: Be aware of the traffic in front of you, as well as any upcoming stops. The earlier you prepare to stop, the better it will be on your brakes (especially if you allow yourself to coast before hitting the brake pedal).
  • Be aware of brake fluid levels: Brake fluid is important and needs to be monitored and regularly changed. Replacing brake pads is all well and good, but it matters little if the inside of your brake system isn’t where it needs to be.

For all of your diesel maintenance and repair needs, visit Cartender Auto in Houston, home of the $199 or less disc brake job. Make an appointment today!