Driving fast down an empty road is all fun and games until you can’t hit your brakes. Even worse, driving around either a city or the suburbs without the ability to slow down and stop your car is a serious health hazard –– one that can cost you lots of money and be potentially fatal. What can you do? Replacing your car brakes diligently is a good first step, which is why you want to stop by ASJ Industrial Hose & Fittings to pick up your next piece of BrakeQuip equipment.
The brake and clutch hoses are among the cornerstone of what BrakeQuip offers. They are compliant with the Department of Transportation’s requirements, and they are individually pressure-tested for a safety and reliability each time.
BrakeQuip also offers power steering hoses that can reduce noise, vibration, and harshness from the system, but only if you choose the right equipment.
How often should you replace your brakes?
The answer to this question depends on your particular driving habits. As you can imagine, a person who drives every day and regularly steps on their brakes will need to replace them sooner than someone who rarely uses their vehicle. On average, however, brakes have a lifespan of about 30,000 – 40,000 miles.
In between replacements, however, you should have your brakes inspected every time you take your car to the auto shop, especially if you spot any troubling signs. For example, if you notice a strange noise, pulsation, or a pull to either side while braking, this could be a sign that there is something wrong with your brakes.
What does a brake check-up looks like?
Inspecting your brakes includes checking the friction material, measuring the brake pad/shoe thickness, measuring brake discs, and also checking for any disc runout. Different mechanics might run different tests, but this is a good general overview of the procedure.
Why ASJ Industrial Hose & Fittings
ASJ Industrial Hose & Fittings is an authorized distributor of BrakeQuip, which means we’re allowed to sell their products. Not only that, but you also have the peace of mind knowing you can trust the quality of the products you’re purchasing. And with a 24,000 square foot facility in Corona, California, we are sure to have something for you and your business. If you have any questions and would like to see what we can do for you, feel free to give us a call today: (951) 735-1351.