Brake Repair Specialists Mile High Denver Auto Repair Releases Braking Tips
Denver Auto Brake Services Shop Mile High Denver Auto Repair Releases Public Service Announcement to Inform Drivers on Braking Best Practices
Denver, Colorado, June 30, 2010 - Mile High Denver Auto Repair today released summary information to inform drivers on recommended braking practices for motor vehicles. Best practices and tips include:
1. SUVs and larger vehicles. While the appeal of SUVs and other recreational vehicles is high for a significant percentage of the driving public be aware that these vehicles’ higher profile and other perceived advantages don’t necessarily correspond to a stopping advantage relative to other cars. There can be a perception of invincibility among SUV drivers but overconfidence in the performance of a vehicle can lead to driving practices that are inappropriate for road conditions.
2. Consider size and weight of vehicle. Heavier vehicles according to the laws of physics require more time to stop all other things being equal. Again this caution applies to SUV owners in particular whose larger vehicles may require more time and distance to come to a stop. The mechanical capabilities that propel a vehicle and may provide superior acceleration are generally independent of stopping ability. Four-wheel drive capabilities do not allow faster stopping.
3. Maintain situational awareness. Always be alert to the vehicles around your car. Safety experts cite something known as a “space cushion” that should be preserved surrounding the car you’re driving in. The closer other vehicles are the less the margin of error is for stopping should it become necessary. A three to four second interval between your car and surrounding cars is recommended.
4. Preserve your car’s operating condition. Proper maintenance of your car, especially those components that directly impact traction and stopping, will improve a driver’s ability to slow and stop their vehicle. Tire condition especially is important. Also pay heed to the type of road surface being driven. Stopping distance for a car on a dirt road will typically be longer than for one on pavement.
5. Antilock brakes. Antilock (ABS) brakes will provide superior braking with decreased stopping distances under most road conditions. Antilock brakes are engineered to decrease the potential for cars to go into dangerous skids. Antilock brakes work automatically by “pumping” the brakes to prevent a skid and decrease braking distances in most conditions. Keep this in mind when purchasing your next vehicle.
Mile High Denver Auto Repair is open Monday through Friday from 7am to 6pm. Additional information about our services is available at our website at www.denver-auto-repair.com.
About Mile High Denver Auto Repair
Mile High Denver Auto Repair is a long-established auto repair and service center located in Denver, Colorado. The facility provides expert auto repair services for all makes and models of vehicles. Appointments are available though not required for most repairs and routine maintenance.
Name: Brian Michael
Phone: (303) 743-5197
Mile High Denver Auto Repair
2777 S. Havana
Denver, CO 80014