Woodstock, GA, vehicle maintenance tips: Advice on checking the state of your car’s brakes

Your car’s brakes are vital to your safety when you are in your car and, as vehicle maintenance specialists in Woodstock, GA, we like to educate our clients about how to ensure that their car’s brakes are in great condition. Here are our top tips:

  • Top up brake fluid

Your car’s braking system is fairly complex and has many different elements that need to function together for effective braking. Brake fluid is essential to transferring force into pressure to amplify braking force.  Simply put, without this pressure, your foot on the brake pedal will not be able to activate the brakes. Checking the brake fluid regularly to ensure that it is at the right level goes a long way to staying safe on the road. If the fluid looks milky, it has been contaminated with water and should be replaced. You can stop in to see us for affordable brake fluid replacement.

  • Inspect the brake pads and rotors

For this part of vehicle maintenance, you have to take the tires off the car. You should be able to see the wear on the brake pads and, if you can’t see much of the pad, you should visit us for a possible brake pad replacement.

  • Buy quality parts

Quality brake parts are essential to your safety while driving, so always be certain that you have parts you can trust. A NAPA AutoCare partner will guarantee both the parts and the labor for 24,000 miles or two years for extra peace of mind.

For more advice on properly maintaining your car’s brakes or if you suspect that your car’s brakes aren’t in good condition, then contact us today. Our vehicle maintenance specialists in Woodstock, GA will gladly give you a no-obligation inspection.

Scott Holton – Owner

Scott has a real passion for cars. He has been developing and racing sports cars since 1971 has experienced the transition of the automobile industry from leaf springs, push rod engines with carburetors and no emissions to the current computer controlled, fuel injected and coil over/strut suspension systems. He is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a degree in Industrial Management (the precusor to a Computer Progamming degree), the University of Cincinnati with a MBA, and has a wealth of knowledge from his previous career in computer programming and then as an executive in corporate America. In 2001, Scott took over ownership of Aero Automotive which was in many ways was his real dream job.

Beverly – Service Advisor

Beverly joined Aero Automotive in 2011 and brings with her over 7 years experience as a Service Advisor from another NAPA AutoCare Center. In addition to her own experience, her husband is a ASE certified mechanic with over 35 years of experience and insights for her to draw upon.

Beverly and her husband have been married for over 30 years and have two grown children. When not working, Beverly enjoys reading, watching movies and planning for her next big adventure.

Jeff – Senior Technician

Though Jeff has been with Aero Automotive since 2005 his love of cars began at an early age when he started working on go-karts with his father. At 13 years old, he graduated into working on cars and has been doing it ever since. With over 25 years of experience, Jeff has been an ASE certified Master Mechanic and loves problem solving and fixing the hard problems that stump other people.

Another passion of Jeff’s from childhood is bowling, which he has been doing since he was 8 years old. In fact, Jeff bowls at a semi-pro level and has travelled all over the U.S. playing in various tournaments. When not working on cars or bowling, Jeff can be found fishing on lake Allatoona or racing R/C Cars.

John – Technician

John has been with Aero Automotive since 2010, but his passion for cars started when he was 14 years old and began working on hot rods with his step-father. Now with over 5 years of professional experience in automotive repair, John holds ASE certifications in Brakes, Suspension & Steering, and Heating & Air Conditioning; and is currently pursuing certifications in Engine Repair and Engine Performance.

Born and raised in Marietta, John has lived in the area his whole life. He has been married since 2009, he and his wife are the proud parents of a darling little girl. They are expecting their second child in March of 2012.

When not working on cars, John enjoys spending time with his family and is an R/C Car enthusiast.