Brake Maintenance and Fuel Efficiency

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Brake Maintenance and Fuel Efficiency

Does neglecting brake maintenance impact fuel consumption?

The answer is yes. Neglected brakes can impact the fuel efficiency of your vehicle in a few different of ways. When brake components become worn or damaged, they can create more resistance and drag, which can cause the engine to work harder to maintain the vehicle’s speed. Thus more fuel is used.

This extra effort from the engine can result in decreased fuel efficiency and increased fuel consumption. Also, if the brakes are not working properly, the driver may have to use more force when applying the brakes, which can also lead to decreased fuel efficiency. 

It is important to do regular brake maintenance to help ensure that brakes are functioning optimally, reducing resistance and drag and helping to improve fuel efficiency.

Why not give us a call here at Stittsville Automotive and have a brake inspection done on your vehicle today.