When your brakes aren't working, you need the New Orleans auto repair specialists at Twin Tire.
Your mind was wandering a bit while driving home from the farmers market. You happened to look up and saw - a stop sign. You slammed on brakes, but your car didn't stop as quickly as you expected. It stopped, but slid almost all the way into the intersection. Now you're wondering if you need to go to Twin Tire Auto Care to have the New Orleans auto repair professionals install a new set.
Your New Orleans brakes certainly might need to be repaired or replaced. But there could be other things wrong that contributed to the long stopping distance. For example, your tires could be at fault. Auto.howstuffworks.com says, "Tires are one of the most important elements when stopping a vehicle quickly and efficiently. ... Tires with little or no tread will be more susceptible to skidding during heavy braking. When the tires skid (a decrease of the traction coefficient), they lose traction and increase the braking distance."
It's not just tires that contribute to problems when braking.
"Tires work hand in hand with the vehicle's braking and suspension systems. If any of these components aren't up to specification, the vehicle's braking distance can change," auto.howstuffworks.com says. "Worn brake drums, rotors, pads, shoes or leaky brake lines will have an adverse affect on braking. And since weight transfer has so much to do with braking, worn shocks and springs will only add distance during braking."
So, yes, you DO need to take your car to the certified New Orleans auto repair experts at Twin Tire so they can figure out the real problem.
Twin Tire has been the trusted New Orleans auto repair and auto care service center since 1973. Twin Tire has three convenient New Orleans auto repair and auto care locations to serve you - Marrero, Hammond and Harvey. Twin Tire also has a New Orleans auto care and auto repair service center in Harahan for heavy commercial vehicles.