When it comes to vehicle safety, among the most significant aspects that have to be maintained is its brakes. If you hear squealing or grinding every time you hit the brake pedal, then you should not doubt of having it inspected ASAP. There are a number of things that could go wrong with the brakes which can reduce its safety and increase braking distance as well.
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. The brakes of your car may be drum or disc type but there are some that uses both. Disc brakes use calipers that utilize pads to be able to get a firm hold of brake rotor which will slow down your vehicle. The drum brakes on the other hand are pushing the shoes inside of the drum in order to put the vehicle to a complete stop. The shoes and the pads need to be replaced and as for the rotors, it needs to be replaced to. There are cases to which the rotors could be machined in order to give them 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. Thanks to non-stop efforts and research applied by car manufacturers, they were able to find ways on how to distribute the weight of the car evenly that lessens strains on front brakes.
More modern and luxurious vehicles have built-in brake pad wear sensors which is displaying indicator light when the brakes worn down. So when the light on the dashboard is turned on, then it means that the driver has to have their car serviced. It’s just normal to replace the sensors as well the moment that the brakes are serviced. Fluids play a vital role in any vehicle. In this regard, we’re concerned more on brake fluid which is compressed every time you step foot on brake pedal and your shoes or pads are brought into contact with the drums or rotors.
See to it that your brake system is in good working order to ensure that your safety isn’t compromised.