Posted by Jean B. on May 19, 2006, 10:59 pm
B. Peg wrote:
I've got to check my tires too. I tell them to fill them, but
I don't think they do. Also, someone here told me to stomp on
the emergency brake 10 times in a row, and that helped the
first time my car's mpg dropped a lot post service.
Posted by richard schumacher on May 20, 2006, 12:18 am
What? That's ridiculous.
Posted by Bill on May 20, 2006, 3:22 am
An old cure for brakes that drag as a consequence of oxidation.
Posted by richard schumacher on May 20, 2006, 11:07 pm
D'ohh!! That wouldn't happen if one simply set the emergency/parking
brake every time one parks. Shit happens, so use the parking brake.
Posted by Bill on May 21, 2006, 12:47 am
I've read here or in the Yahoo groups that extensive use of regenerative
braking instead of mechanical braking will result in the build-up of rust on
the drums and rotors. My relentless quest for that 55 mpg tank will
probably lead to squeaky brakes that last the life of the car.