The goal of any vehicle’s braking system is obviously to stop the vehicle so that it won’t hit anything. New Mini Coopers are available with their own active braking system. These brakes are designed to be more responsive than traditional brakes — they only require a tiny bit of force to be ready for any emergency stops that might be needed.
The Speed of Braking
When a driver makes a hard brake, they need their car to come to a stop quickly. Vehicles that are equipped with ABS braking systems achieve this when the driver applies force on the brake pedal. The brakes in a Mini Cooper work similarly. However, the difference is that when they aren’t engaged, ABS systems of braking create a space between the brake pads and the rotor. With the Mini Cooper’s active braking system, that space is closed. This allows for the car to come to a complete stop faster.
Caring for Your Mini Cooper
Taking care of your car and its braking system ensures your safety. You will want to make certain that your brakes are in good working order:
- Brake pads. You will want to have your car’s brake pads checked regularly. A good rule of thumb is to do this every 10,000 – 12,000 miles.
- Brake fluid. Your car’s brake fluid will also need to periodically be changed. Generally, it is a good idea to have the fluid flushed out and changed every other year or every 25,000 to 40,000 miles, depending on which happens first.
When you drive a Mini Cooper, you know how special your car is — and with its own active braking system, the Mini Cooper is extraordinary. It’s unlike other vehicles currently on the road. When it’s time for your Mini Cooper to be serviced, you will want to be certain it’s being cared for by professionals who understand just how special your car is. Get in touch with the experienced professionals at The British Garage.