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Battery and Brakes -- A Big Part of Winter Preparedness

You step on the brake pedal and your car stops. You turn the ignition key and your car starts. Two pretty basic things that we take for granted. Your brakes and Car Battery in Raleigh NCbattery, however, are even more important in winter weather.

Brakes…well, that’s kind of obvious. If you’re driving on snow or slush, your car’s braking and steering performance are already going to be compromised. It just makes sense to get a running jump at winter conditions by making sure that your brakes are in good shape before the weather gets bad.

If you’re noticing problems like longer stopping distances, noise, vibration or a pull to one side while braking or a tendency for one or more wheels to lock up and skid, it might be time for brake work. At least make an appointment with us for a brake inspection! ...

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Improve Vehicle Safety with Brake Repair

brake repair raleigh ncHolding utmost significance as one of the most important vehicle safety features, properly functioning brakes are necessary to both vehicle operation and dependability. Responsible for all slowing down and stopping motions, brake repair should never be ignored or overlooked. Servicing customers for over 85 years, Black’s Tire and Auto Service in Raleigh, NC encourages drivers to participate in regular brake repairs and inspections per driving practices. Recognizing the importance of brake repair to vehicle safety, driving with improper brakes could at best cause vehicle immobility, although at worst a potentially avoidable accident.

The greater majority of non-commercial vehicles operate using a brake system called “friction braking”. This system involves heat storage in a rotating part, either a d ...

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