Tired of spending thousands on replacing your car’s brakes? How quickly your car’s brakes wear out is entirely up to you! CarSwitch is here to the rescue yet again with some pointers that will help make the brakes of your used car in Dubai last longer. Armed with these tips you can save up to AED 2000 on your car’s maintenance in the UAE. Intrigued yet? Discover more below.
- Drive Slowly – Coming to a sudden halt when you are driving full speed is the mortal enemy of your car brakes. The more the speed, the more energy the brakes will require to stop the car.
- Coast Along – If you know ahead that you are going to need to stop, start slowing down at a distance. Instead of stomping on the brakes at a traffic light, stop sign or turn, you can reduce the wear and tear on the brakes by coasting along till you come to a stop. That way the car engine will be doing some of the work.
- The Golden Rule – Remember driver’s ed, particularly those instructions about maintaining a safe following distance? That’s the Three-Second Rule and by following it you can reduce the wear on your car brakes by keeping enough space between you and the car in front. It simply means that you won’t have to tap the brakes too often, especially when moving in stop-and-go traffic.
- Lose Weight – Don’t carry unnecessary stuff around in the car, and consider the weight of the vehicle before you purchase a new or used car in UAE. The heavier they are, the harder they will be on the brakes, tires and fuel consumption. If you are taking your used car for maintenance, watch out for these scams.
- Flush It – Change brake fluid periodically, especially for older vehicles and used cars. You can even do it yourself, it’s easy and inexpensive. Regular flushing and general maintenance extend the life of the brakes.
So follow these driving and maintenance tips to give your car brakes a well-deserved break! If you are looking for used cars for sale in Dubai, UAE, remember that at CarSwitch you can know everything about the brakes BEFORE you buy a used car in the UAE. All you have to do is head over to the ‘tires and brakes’ section of the inspection report and all the details will be at your fingertips. Happy Switchin’!