How often do you think about your vehicle’s brakes? Brake Safety Awareness month was in August. If you missed it, don’t worry because Safety Restore has broken down the signs you need to look out for to see if your brakes need changing. While brakes should be checked at least once a year by a professional, there are signs you can look for to make sure your vehicle’s brakes do not need to be changed. Below is a summary of the most obvious signs to look out for. If you have any of these signs, it is likely time to get your brakes replaced.
The first sign to listen for noise. When braking, you may hear a screeching, clicking or even grinding noise. The next sign is vibration in the pedal when braking. The pedal may be low and almost touch the floor mat before the brakes are activated. Conversely, the pedal may also be hard and require more force than is usual to engage the brakes. The sign may also present itself as a grab at the lightest pressure on the pedal. Additionally, the vehicle may gravitate or pull to one side during braking. Finally, the most obvious sign that you need to replace your brakes are if your brake light has come on.
Do not neglect your brakes, as they are one of the most important features of your vehicle. While you are checking your brakes, you should also consider making sure you are not in need of SRS airbag module reset. During an accident, the collision center sends a signal to the SRS airbag module to deploy airbags. Once airbags have been deployed, an airbag module reset or replacement is necessary. Most dealerships will recommend SRS airbag module replacement; however, Safety Restore offers SRS airbag module reseting that is affordable, fast, easy and reduces waste. Using OEM factory installed program, Safety Restore’s SRS airbag module reset service erases the collision data. SRS airbag module reset can save you upwards of $1,000! If your vehicle requires its SRS airbag module reset, contact Safety Restore today!
Most drivers have experienced the dread of a dead battery. Batteries always seem to die at the worst times, such as on a cold morning before work. Dead batteries are a nuisance to drivers; however, drivers can take steps to promote the longevity of their batteries.
First, drivers should always check their batteries when weather changes. Extreme temperatures damage batteries in different ways. Cold air thickens engine oil, and this oil becomes harder to move and turn. While cold is harmful to the battery, heat will also do damage. Extreme heat causes fluids to vaporize and evaporate. As a result, the internal structure of the battery becomes damaged. Thus, whenever the temperature changes drastically, drivers should be prepared to check on their batteries. In addition, drivers should be sure not to overcharge their batteries. Overcharging can also affect the longevity of your battery. If there is a defect with a part of the charging system’s voltage regulator, charging can occur at a rate that is too high. The result of this is a battery that dies slowly.
Furthermore, there are simple things drivers can do to attempt to promote the life of their batteries. Whenever you charge your battery, check to make sure the electrical system is functioning at the appropriate rate. If you have a battery which needs to be topped off routinely, build these checks into your schedule so you do not forget. You may also consider adding distilled water when it is needed. When it comes time to replace your battery, it should be replaced with one that is rated as high as the original one. If the lights on your vehicle become increasingly dim (headlights, interior lights), you likely need to check your battery. The same goes if the check engine light comes on. Finally, keeping your battery clean increases battery life. Debris and dirt become conductors when they get into the battery, and drain battery power and lead to corrosion, which prevents flow.
Like batteries, airbags are essential to vehicles. If your vehicle requires airbag module reset, you cannot procrastinate fixing it. SRS Airbag module reset is necessary in vehicles that have been in accidents or impacts. Whether you were in an accident or purchased your vehicle from an auction, Safety Restore can provide airbag chip reset for you. Instead of spending $1,000 on a new airbag module from a dealership, Safety Restore provides airbag module resetting and essentially restores the original airbag module by erasing all the stored data. Safety Restore uses factory OEM software to complete your module reset, leaving your airbag module as good as new! Contact Safety Restore about having your airbag module reset today!