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Hitting The Brakes In Parkville

Hitting The Brakes In Parkville

Hello North Kansas City, let’s talk about brakes. Braking, as all Missouri auto owners know, is slowing or stopping your vehicle. As you can imagine, brakes are engineered to work well on a particular vehicle application. For example, you would expect more powerful brakes on a heavy-duty pickup that routinely hauls big loads and pulls trailers, than you would on a compact car. And a Corvette that can go over 180 miles per hour would have much different braking needs than the family mini-van you drive around between North Kansas City, Kansas City and Parkville. But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There’s also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes. Let’s step back. A new SUV or truck rolls off a loca ... read more

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Put On The Brakes: Brake Service At Northtown Auto Clinic

When it comes to preventive maintenance and car care, most North Kansas City motorists know how essential it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order. The pads and shoes are known as the friction materials in the brake system. They push together, providing friction, which stops the vehicle. It’s no wonder they have to be checked regularly for wear, and that brake pads and shoes need to be replaced periodically. Brake pads/shoes gradually wear out, but that doesn’t mean your braking gradually becomes less effective. The pads are engineered so that they maintain good braking until they wear too thin to provide adequate friction. At this point, they need to be replaced. But your braking system also has mechanical parts. These pistons and springs can also gradually wear out or g ... read more

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Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, “You’ve gotta have good brakes. If you’ve got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.” That’s why a regular brake inspection is on every North Kansas City driver’s maintenance schedule. An inspection at Northtown Auto Clinic will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems. Of course, if you’re having trouble with your brakes, get your car into Northtown Auto Clinic inNorth Kansas Cityright away. Here are someessentialsymptoms forNorth Kansas City driversto watch for: If you are experiencing any of these, it’s time to get your brakes checked. To to your friendly Northtown Auto Clinic technician. There are two types of brakes: disc and drum. Disc brakes have a rotor that’s attached to the axle. Calipers straddle the rotor, kind of like the brakes on a bicycle. Drum brakes are most common on back wheels. Both types have pads or shoes that press a ... read more

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