We all feel grateful to live and work in such a beautiful, unique and vibrant city. However, when it comes to caring for your car's brake system, San Francisco can be one of the most punishing cities in the country. We have plenty of stop-and-go traffic, especially during the rush hours. We have super hilly streets, many of which are old, bumpy and/or lined with cable car rails. There are so many twists and turns throughout town, it'll really do a number on your car if you drive around here every day.
Wear and Tear from City Driving
The suspension system, wheels and tires will also take some abuse with daily San Francisco driving, but the brakes may take the worst of it. Even your parking/emergency brake will get a lot more use here than other metropolitan areas. Brake pads and brake rotors tend to wear out more quickly in this kind of environment, which also offers a lot of salty air and humidity with the ocean and bay.
Brake Inspections and Maintenance
If you live or work in the Bay Area, it is a good idea to get your brakes inspected and serviced regularly. If they are getting worn out, then you can install new brake pads, replace the rotors or have the rotors refinished if they are salvageable. Good brakes will help keep your car performing well and can also help increase the lifespan of other parts like suspension components or the wheels/tires themselves. The worse your brakes are, the more damage is being done to those systems, as well.
Most importantly, having your brakes in good condition is a matter of safety. You want to be able to slow down as you are going down a steep hill or stop quickly if you have an emergency braking situation. There are a lot of drivers in this city and it sure helps having brakes that work well.
Brake Repair at San Francisco Automotive Solutions
San Francisco Automotive Solutions is here to help with all your automotive repair and maintenance needs, and we'll be happy to inspect and service your brakes whenever you need it. We can also take a look at your E-brake and make sure it's in good shape. We'll take care of your brakes, so you can relax and enjoy all the great things that make San Francisco such a special place to live.
Call or text San Francisco Automotive Solutions today at (415) 957-1170 to schedule a brake inspection or brake service appointment, or you can also book your visit online using our scheduling link.