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Monthly Archives: March 2021

Why is Brake maintenance important?

At 210 degrees we have hot water; if we add a couple of degrees and now we are at 212 degrees we have steam capable of moving a train. Well brake fluid, depending on the type, can have a boiling point of 500 degrees to 800 degrees when there is no contamination. Now if we add some moisture, just simply added from years of temperature changes. Add some contaminates from the various related components, now the brake fluid boiling point is 300 degrees to 600 degrees. The idea of brake fluid is to be used as a hydraulic pressure agent, but when it reaches its boiling point it turns to a vapor and you lose your brake pedal. This is especially true if you are towing or maybe your vehicle is very heavy like an RV or motor coach, then your brakes have the ability to reach the boiling point very quickly. So regular brake fluid flushing is extremely important for correct brake performance. Another overlooked service is keeping the calipers and pad slides lubricated t ... read more

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Safety Warning!

Something Many Have Never Thought About! This is especially important with the rainy season upon us. Brought to you by your friends at TPS Tire and Service Center Subject: Hydroplaning Warning I wonder how many people know about this? A 36 year old female had an accident and totaled her car. A resident of Kilgore, Texas she was traveling between Gladewater & Kilgore. It was raining, though not excessively, when her car suddenly began to hydro-plane and literally flew through the air. She was not seriously injured but very stunned at the sudden occurrence! When she explained to the highway patrolman what had happened he told her something that every driver should know - NEVER DRIVE IN THE RAIN WITH YOUR CRUISE CONTROL ON. She thought she was being cautious by setting the cruise control and maintaining a safe consistent speed in the rain. But the highway patrolman told her that if the cruise control is on when ... read more

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