Category Archives: Brakes

CHOOSING THE RIGHT BRAKE PADS

So you've found out that your brake pads are wearing out, and it' time for a replacement. But did you know that there are multiple types of brake pads, made from different materials and suited to the different needs of cars and driving styles? Our team at Ski Country Shell and Towing in Frisco, CO can help get the brake pads that best fit your car. Here' a quick guide to help you select the right brake pads for you. Semi Metallic Brake Pads Semi Metallic pads can be made from anywhere from 30% to 65% metal, from copper, wire, steel wool and other metal materials. Semi Metallic pads wear out the least quickly of all brake pads, but they also tend to wear out the brake rotors faster. Low-Metallic These pads are made from a special formula using about 10% to 30% copper or steel. Low-metallic brake pads are optimal for high heat and friction braking, and ideal for high speed braking. These types of pads are less clean than others, though. L ... read more

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BRAKE SAFETY AWARENESS, CHECK YOUR VEHICLE AT SKI COUNTRY SHELL AND TOWING

Brakes are your first line of defense against any accidents or collisions on and off the road. So it' important that you get them checked out before they begin to fail or make noises. If you're like most drivers in Frisco, you only get your brakes checked once you notice that something' wrong. It' important to get your brakes checked regularly. Note, an easy way to remember is to get them checked each time you go in for an oil or filter change at Ski Country Shell and Towing. Not maintaining functioning brakes is a danger to both you and other drivers on the road. Most common signs you need a brake check:Grinding or Screeching noises when you brake Cause: This usually indicates that the brake pads are worn down and need to be replaced immediately. Remember, the grinding and screeching is not a “friendly reminder” to change your brake pads, it is a sign of a mechanical problem. Not replacing your bra ... read more

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