Keep Your Car's Brake System Healthy This Winter

Your car's brake system is already one of the vehicle's most sensitive components. Brake pads and rotors wear out with time and use. Mechanical parts can sustain damage or fall out of alignment.

Winter Brake Issues

The Northern Delaware winter season will put even more stress and strain on your delicate brake system. Wet, icy roads can kick up moisture, dirt, grease and debris that can affect the performance and health of your brakes. You may hear some extra screeching and squealing this time of year, or you may notice the brakes don't seem to stop you quite as fast as they normally would.

Pay Attention to Your Vehicle

These issues are common in the winter, but generally nothing to be overly concerned about. It is, however, smart to pay attention to how your brakes are performing and reacting this time of year. Some extra squealing may be no big deal if your brake pads are simply a little wet. It will be more concerning if you start to lose handling or control of the vehicle. If the brakes aren't stopping or slowing your car effectively, you don't want to take any chances. It is unsafe to drive with bad brakes, especially in the winter season when you have less traction and visibility on the road.

Brake Services at Fox Run Auto

If you think you might have a brake issue, bring your car into Fox Run Auto for a full brake inspection. We will check the pads, rotors/drums, brake fluid and all key mechanical components to make sure everything is healthy. If there are potential problems, we will let you know exactly which repairs or services are recommended along with an accurate price estimate for parts and labor. 

When it comes to your brakes in the Northern Delaware winter season, it's always better to be safe than sorry. Drive carefully and take care of any brake issues (or other automotive concerns) that can impact the performance, handling or safety of your vehicle. Call Fox Run Auto today at (302) 597-9205 to schedule a brake inspection or any automotive services. You can also book your appointment online.


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