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Why DeSoto Auto Owners Need Brake Power Service

Posted on March 31,14 by admin

Imagine: you pour a tablespoon of water in your hand and throw it as hard as you can. Now, suppose you suck up a tablespoon of water into a syringe, push the plunger and squirt it out. Which would go further?

Of course it’s the water squirting out of the syringe. That’s because you pressurized the water. Your power brake system is kind of the same thing. When you step on the brake pedal, the master cylinder pressurizes brake fluid which actuates the brakes so you can stop. DeSoto auto owners who don’t have enough pressure – can’t stop.

A leak in your brake system would cut down – or even eliminate – your stopping power. Brake fluid attracts moisture which can cause harmful leak-inducing corrosion. So a great way for DeSoto motorists to keep their brake fluid free of contaminants is to change it as recommended.

Enough brake fluid is vital for the proper function of DeSoto drivers anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control systems. Your friendly Gillette Automotive Service Inc. tech will check your brake fluid level during a full-service oil change. If it’s low it may indicate that a thorough brake inspection is important. Low brake fluid is most ordinarily caused by worn brake pads.

Some of the signs of a leak are reduced stopping power and spongy or hard pedal feel. If you suspect a problem, come into Gillette Automotive Service Inc. for a brake inspection right away.

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Gillette Automotive Inc.

1321 E Parkerville Road

DeSoto, TX 75115

Phone: 972.230.1359

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