Signs You Need New Brakes

A car is only as safe as its braking system and with today’s accident prevention technology, that’s truer than ever. Unlike with tires, a car’s brakes don’t come with a recommended service date or mileage, making it difficult for some drivers to know when they need to have their braking system inspected. Here are a few of the common indicators that you need new brakes from us here at Pantili Mitsubishi:

Need New Brakes

  1. Screeching – Modern brakes are designed to alert you when the pads are nearing the end of their lifespan. One way they do this is through a loud screech caused by a metal piece within the pad scraping against the metal rotor. If you hear a loud, unmistakable screeching sound, make a service appointment for your braking system immediately.
  2. Sight – One of the easiest ways to inspect your braking system is by looking through the spokes of your front wheels. The brake pad should be pressed against the rotor and easily visible. If it doesn’t look like the pad is at least a quarter inch thick, make plans to have your car serviced sooner rather than later.
  3. Fading – If your braking system is generally unresponsive, it’s time for a new set of brake pads. Should the pedal be sinking to the floor under little pressure, it could indicate an air or brake fluid leak. Either way, schedule an appointment to have your brakes inspected.

Mitsubishi’s Flight of the Swans Expedition

Every year, the Bewick’s swan makes its annual trip from the Russian Artic to the United Kingdom. Sacha Dench, a pilot, follows the swans on their journey of more than 4,500 miles in an effort to bring attention to their flight. This year, Mitsubishi will be joining the swans and Dench by providing five support vehicles that will make the journey as well.

Three Mitsubishi L200s, a pickup truck, and two Shogun SUVs will follow the swans from the Russian Artic to their destination in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. As the swans cross over 11 countries, the Mitsubishi models will pass through them.

Mitsubishi’s Flight of the Swans expedition won’t be easy which is why top engineers are helping the vehicles gear up for the journey. Most of the modifications provide additional power sources used for charging equipment as well as a 240-volt converter. Off-road tires and roof racks also made their way onto the short list.

While Dench travels with the swans through the air via paramotor, the Mitsubishi vehicles will test their metal on the 4,500 mile trek. The Flight of the Swans began earlier this month and lasts a total of 10 weeks. Versatility is key as Dench could run into trouble and rely on the Mitsubishi vehicles at any moment.

Here at Pantili Mitsubishi, we’re glad to see Mitsubishi stepping up to new challenges every day!

Mitsubishi’s Flight of the Swans Expedition