2012 Cadillac SRX in Columbia SC Receives New Braking Improvements

The 2012 Cadillac SRX for sale in Columbia SC can automatically dry its brakes under certain conditions, improving its stopping ability. (GM Media)

Jim Hudson Cadillac, Columbia South Carolina’s exclusive authorized Cadillac dealer, is pleased to announce new safety features on the 2012 Cadillac SRX luxury crossover SUV.  The Cadillac SRX has long featured StabiliTrak electronic stability control, which has proven to help prevent crashes by helping to keep the car under control during emergency maneuvers. The 2012 Cadillac SRX wrings a new benefit from the system –removing water from brake components during wet highway driving conditions.

Drivers can feel more in control in soggy conditions because Auto Dry Brakes can help to improve overall brake effectiveness during rainy conditions on the highway.  This is very important for the safety of Columbia’s drivers, as the U.S. Department of Transportation says 620,000 crashes on the nation’s roadways in 2009 – one in 10 – occurred in the rain.

“The important thing is to assure the brakes are as dry as possible before the driver applies the brake pedal,” said Randy Leek, a Cadillac brake development engineer. “We designed this feature to ensure that the brakes provide optimal braking performance while driving in inclement weather.”

Auto Dry Brakes work in a very specific set of operating conditions on the 2012 Cadillac SRX.  Auto Dry Brakes start when the SRX RainSense automatic windshield wiper system detects rain, or when the standard windshield wipers are operating, and the SRX has been traveling over 20 mph continuously for more than four miles without using the cruise control system. StabiliTrak generates a slight amount of brake pressure automatically, which pulses pressure to the vehicle’s brake calipers at intervals to wipe water from the brake rotors while the car is moving.  With less water on the brake rotors, the driver will receive a more assured stopping feel and better brake effectiveness when the brakes are applied.

Auto Dry Brakes are designed to apply pressure to all four of the SRX’s disc brakes at roughly six kilometer (or 3.75 mile) intervals, while the accelerator is applied. The system works seamlessly with StabiliTrak, anti-lock brakes and traction control without the driver knowing anything is happening, providing the effortless luxury Cadillac is known the world over for providing.

2012 Cadillac SRX for sale in Columbia SC

Jim Hudson Cadillac is proud to offer the 2012 Cadillac SRX, available now at its showroom located at 7201 Garners Ferry Road in Columbia.  Jim Hudson is Columbia’s exclusive Cadillac dealership and has served the midlands for over 30 years with a focus on complete customer satisfaction.  Jim Hudson has been voted Best New Car Dealership by readers of The State an unmatched eleven years running, which underscore’s Jim Hudson Cadillac’s customer service excellence.  For more information on the 2012 Cadillac SRX in Columbia SC, visit Jim Hudson Cadillac at 7201 Garners Ferry Road or call (888) 377-4971.

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