CHECK THE UNDERBELLY
Your car’s underside takes the brunt of everything – ice, tar, pebbles, salt and other materials. And your brakes lines take a beating in the process. Although most cars are engineered to protect those brake lines, keep tabs on rust, holes and other signs of wear – especially if your brake fluid reservoir is low.
GET ON A SCHEDULE
your auto owner’s manual already has the blueprint in place for proper brake maintenance. The vast majority of car owners don’t follow their particular car’s maintenance suggestions – heck, most don’t even bother to read the owner’s manual in the first place. If you can’t be bothered to read yours, or you want to start one on your own, check your brakes every 3rd oil change, or every 10,000 miles. All effective maintenance starts and ends with a clockwork-like, never-cut-corners mentality.