August 03, 2012
When was the last time you had your brakes inspected? August is Brake Safety Awareness Month. Don’t wait until you notice a problem such as grinding, soft brakes, or a shimmy in the steering when braking. Stop by your Chicago-area Tuffy shop for a brake inspection today.
Facts about brakes:
• A vehicle traveling 30 mph will need 80 feet to stop completely.
• The first production car with hydraulic brakes was the 1920 Duesenberg. Chrysler brought them to mass-produced cars in 1924.
• A suggestion from former Secretary of Transportation, Elizabeth Dole, prompted automotive manufacturers to add a brake light to the rear window for increased visibility.