Tips For if Your Brakes Fail

Brake Failure

Brake failure is nothing to joke about it. Knowing what to do if you suddenly lose all stopping power can make the difference between getting off the road and ending up in an accident. Stay safe on the road with these tips for if your brakes fail from us here at Joe Holland Chevrolet.

  • Remain calm. Keeping a clear head and staying aware of what’s going on around you is critical to making it out of traffic safely.
  • Try the brakes again. Most modern vehicles have a dual braking system. That means your rear and front brakes are independent of one another. To lose all braking power, both systems would have to fail. That’s a pretty unlikely (and unlucky) situation. Try putting strong, consistent pressure on the brake pedal to see if you can slow down at all.
  • Leave the engine running. Don’t turn off the engine. While it may be a good way to cut power to the engine in order to slow the car down, doing so also cuts power to the rest of the car. This includes the power steering. Without power steering, you’ll have a much more difficult time navigating out of traffic.

If you feel like you may need to change your brakes soon or have any other maintenance or services done on your Chevrolet, be sure to contact our Service Department.  We will be happy to help you with any questions you may have, even if you would like us to take a quick look.  It is always better to be safe than sorry and have your car checked in order to avoid any damages in the long run!

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Performance Parts

2016 Chevrolet Camaro

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro was redesigned from the ground up, but that doesn’t mean it will meet everyone’s expectations. That’s why Chevrolet has gone the extra mile and introduced a line of Camaro performance parts and accessories. From engine components to braking packages, Chevrolet is looking to introduce the sixth-generation Camaro like none before it.

“These accessories and parts were designed, engineered and tested by our Camaro team, assuring proper fit and integration — and they are backed by Chevrolet,” said Jim Campbell, GM’s U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports.

The axle-back exhaust kits will increase performance in the V6 and V8 models. Owners of the LT1 SS Camaros can add an air intake that improves airflow, increasing performance in the engine.

Also included in the part sets are four suspension-lowering kits, braking packages, suspension upgrades, and exterior graphics packages.

Chevrolet is also introducing accessories like three aluminum wheel styles, grille kits with body color inserts, rear spoiler, and ground-effects kits. Interior trim kits will also be available in multiple colors.

Some performance parts will be available immediately while others will be introduced in the beginning of 2016.

We here at Joe Holland Chevrolet are excited to see just how tough the newest muscle car can be!