When talking about vehicle safety, the brakes undoubtedly play one of the pivotal roles for it. If you hear squealing or grinding every time you hit the brake pedal, then you should not doubt of having it inspected ASAP. As a matter of fact, there are various factors that may be the reason why your car’s braking power is reduced and thus, increasing its braking distance.
By letting pros to inspect it, they are going to do the following, supposed that there really is an issue with the brakes such as flushing brake fluids, replacing of machine rotors, replacing worn brake pads, lubricate caliper slides and other metal contact points, clean and adjust brake shoes and hardware and lastly, examine the brake wear sensors.
As time goes by, some brake parts are wearing out and have to be either replaced or serviced. The brakes could be either drum or disc type while some vehicles have 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. What the drum brakes do however is, it pushes the shoes in the drum to be able to stop the vehicle. As the shoes and pads wear away, it has to be replaced and the rotors which wear down might have to be replaced at the same time. To give the rotors new contact surface for pads, some technicians are suggesting clients to have it machined.
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. The moment that the brakes are serviced, it is normal to also replace the sensors. In any car, fluids play a significant role. 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.
Never compromise your road safety by having the brake system checked regularly.