Disc Brakes Versus Drum Brakes: Which Are Better?

Disc Brakes Versus Drum Brakes: Which Are Better? More than 40 years ago, auto makers began replacing drum brakes on the front of most vehicles with disc brakes. The two systems are different, but most cars run with both. When customers visit our Shakopee, MN shop for brake repair, we’re often asked if one brake type is…

The Difference Between Engine and Exhaust Brakes

The Difference Between Engine and Exhaust Brakes The brakes are one of the most important parts of a vehicle, as they play the important role of slowing it down. However, not all braking systems are created equally. Many vehicles, specifically trucks, rely on either engine or exhaust brakes on top of their regular brakes. We’d…

A mechanic works on a car's brakes.

Braking Bad: When to Service Your Brakes

Braking Bad: When to Service Your Brakes Winter is on its way, but driving in the ice and snow doesn’t have to be a scary proposition. Proper brake maintenance ensures you’ll be able to stop when you need to. Avoid unnecessary slips and slides with these tips from Kennedy Transmission, serving Minneapolis and other area…