When it comes to vehicle safety, among the most significant aspects that have to be maintained is its brakes. Having said that, if ever you hear grinding or squealing whenever you hit the brake pedal, you’ve got to bring it to a professional technician. There may be things that are wrong with your brakes that reduce the vehicle safety and increase the braking distance.
Let’s presume that your car’s brakes really have an issue, if that’s the case the technician will be examining the brake wear sensors, replace machine rotors and worn brake pads, flush brake fluids, clean and adjust brake shoes as well as hardware and last but not the least, lubricate caliper slides and other metal contact points.
On the passage of time, you will need to replace worn out brake parts. There are two types of brakes used in a car and these are drum or disc type but then again, some vehicles use both. The disc brakes are using calipers that utilize pads in order to have a firm hold of the brake rotor which then slows your vehicle. On the other hand, the drum brakes push the shoes inside the drum to be able to put the vehicle into ac complete stop. The shoes and the pads need to be replaced and as for the rotors, it needs to be replaced to. There are some cases wherein the rotors can be machined to be able to give it a new contact surface for pads.
In general, the front brakes have a tendency to quickly worn out, which is because of the reason that the car’s weight is transferred to the front while slowing down, putting more pressure on front brakes. But as technology keeps developing, car manufacturers were able to find a way on how to evenly distribute weight on the vehicle that lessens strains on front brakes.
One of the best things when buying new car models is the fact that this comes with sensors for brake pads to know if it needs to be serviced or not. The light on dashboard will warn the driver that it needs servicing. When the brakes are serviced, it’s natural to replace the sensors as well. Fluids play an important role to any car. In relation to this matter, we are more focused on brake fluid that is compressed every single time you hit the brakes which the shoes or pads get contact with the drums or rotors.
Never compromise your road safety by having the brake system checked regularly.