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Give Me A Brake! How To Show Your Car Some Love This Valentine’s Day

Welcome to February! This is your reminder that there are just 13 more days until Valentine's Day. Don't put yourself behind the eight-ball in a pandemic with last-minute devotion-- get your plan together while you still can!

Of course, with it being icy and wintery in Calcium, we're facing many issues with the roads and ice. We hope you have remembered to get your winter tires put on, and if you hadn't, it's not too late until something terrible happens, so please get in touch if you need winter tires!

And while tires are essential to your car's function in this cold weather, brakes are just as important. You need to be able to stop, and on some roads, you're likely to slide slowly instead of crisply braking to a stop. If your brakes aren't up to the task, you will have even less control of your car. So don't hesitate if you think something's off with your brakes-- schedule service immediately.

There are three months in the calendar year that Service Plus asks you to check on your brakes:

  1. February, which is when cars have the least control on the roads in Calcium.
  2. June, National Brake Month, just before families traditionally go on long road trips together.
  3. October, with school back in, kids running around for Halloween, and the holiday travels soon to come. 

Usually, brake issues are easy for our mechanics to spot, and it's just the pads wearing out with use and time. But if it can't be the pads and yet you feel that something is amiss with your brakes, it's better to have your brakes system inspected than to ignore the issue. Many different issues could be at fault with brakes, so it's best to get them checked out as soon as possible to rule out the ones that will cause damage to your car.

We hope that if you have any concerns about your brakes and live in the Calcium/Fort Drum/Watertown area, you'll schedule an appointment today with Service Plus Automotive for a brake inspection. We are located at 27721 State Route 283, Calcium, NY 13616 (just across from Fort Drum), and we are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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