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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Back To School Brake Safety Check

It is hard to believe that Labor Day has passed and summer is over and the kids are back in school. So now is the time to make sure your vehicle is safe. When it comes to the safety of your family and your vehicle, the brakes should be at the top of your vehicle safety checklist.

"A properly operating brake system helps ensure safe vehicle operation and control under a variety of conditions," says Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "It is important for motorists to be alert and recognize the signs and symptoms that their brake system may need maintenance or repair. Letting the brakes get to the 'metal-to-metal' point can be potentially dangerous and lead to a more costly repair bill."

If your car is pulling to the left or right, or if you hear odd noises when you apply the brakes, you should inspect your brakes. Other warning signs include an illuminated brake warning light, brake grabbing, low pedal feel, vibration, hard pedal feel and squealing.

If you are worried about your brakes, or if you simply just want to get them checked, bring your car into Metric Wrench Billings. Our certified technicians will perform a complete inspection of your brake system and determine what's needed to restore your brakes to a safe operating condition.

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