My name is Louis Alexander, and I want to thank you for stopping by my website. I have an active family that consists of my wife Janice, our three children, two dogs, three horses, and me. We needed not only a truck that could tow, but also one that would comfortably seat my family. We are on the road for many hours when traveling to horse shows or on camping trips. We needed a new vehicle. One that would be capable of towing our horse trailer and travel trailer. I did a great deal of research online before venturing out to test drive trucks. I learned a lot about tow capabilities and capacities. I also discovered some differences between trucks that ran on diesel and gasoline. I’m going to share some of the information I found out about trucks and hope you find it of value.
While it's conventional for many vehicles to require a change of their brake pads every 35,000 miles, this number can vary according to the quality of your brakes. The good news is that this number can also vary based on your driving style – and there are plenty of ways that you can adjust how you drive to get more life out of your brake pads. You don't need to be an automotive buff to extend the life of your brake pads; by adopting these three important habits, you'll find your brakes will have plenty of life left for much longer than you might have thought.
Skip Rush Hour Driving
Not everyone is able to avoid driving during rush hour, but there are a few ways that you can minimize your exposure to these conditions. In addition to being stressful, rush hour is detrimental to the life of your brakes – the frequent slowing and stopping can drastically reduce their lifespan. Think about traveling to work via public transportation or even setting up a carpool so that you're driving only half the time. Another approach is to consider staggering your working hours so that you're traveling to and from work at times other than peak rush hour.
Lengthen Your Following Distance
If you have a habit of following other motorists too closely, you might find yourself frequently slamming on your brakes or simply tapping them in response to seeing brake lights in front of you. In either case, you're putting unnecessary wear on your pads. Make a point of lengthening your following distance and you'll have more time to decide whether you need to brake or whether the motorist in front of you simply has a habit of tapping his or her brake pedal. As your speed increases, it's generally advisable to increase your following distance, too.
Coast When You Can
If you're vigilant about watching down the road in front of you, you can easily see traffic situations developing early. This means that instead of reacting at the last minute by applying your brakes, you can coast for a short distance to lower your speed, and then brake less to reach a low speed or a stop, depending on the situation. Every moment that you're not spending with your foot on the brake pedal is helping extend the life of your brake pads and coasting, when possible, is a simple way to achieve this goal.
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23 January 2016