August is Brake Safety Awareness Month
When it comes to vehicle and motorist safety, one of the most important systems on your vehicle are your brakes. The Motorist Assurance Program (MAP) is bringing awareness to this critical vehicle system by declaring August Brake Safety Awareness Month™. August is a great time to think about your 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 motorist to have their vehicle inspected during the month of August and to learn proper brake system care and vehicle maintenance. This is particularly important this year with many of us deciding to take road trips over airlines or cruises. Our vehicles have been abused and now it’s time to makes sure the brakes are in good working order.” 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 your braking system inspected, potential issues can be identified before it affects your safety.
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As part of Brake Safety Awareness Month, the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will hold its annual Brake Safety Week