When it comes to vehicle and motorist safety, one of the most important systems on a vehicle is the brakes. The Motorist Assurance Program (MAP) is bringing awareness to this vehicle system by declaring August Brake Safety Awareness Month.
August is a great time to think about a vehicle’s brakes, with many families wrapping up the summer with a road trip, sending kids off to school and the increase in vehicle use with additional after-school activities. Ensuring the braking system functions properly confirms safety and peace of mind to the motorist.
“We encourage all motorists to have their vehicle inspected during the month of August and to learn proper brake system care and vehicle maintenance,” said Jeff Cox, president of the Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association.
Most brake inspections will include measuring the thickness of the friction material, inspection of the brake fluid, checking for leaks along with a visual inspection of the brake system components. By having a braking system inspected, potential issues can be identified before it affects a driver’s safety.
To find a MAP participating facility, visit motorist.org.