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.
By having it checked by the pros, they will do any of the following, assuming that there is an issue with your car brakes like replacing worn brake pads, replacing of machine rotors, flushing brake fluid, lubricating caliper slides as well as other metal contact points, cleaning and adjusting brake shoes and hardware and examining the brake wear sensors.
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. What the disc brakes do is use the calipers that then utilize the pads to get a firm hold of brake rotor which ultimately slows the 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 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 improves in our automobile, car manufacturers were able to distribute weight evenly on the vehicle which lessens the strain put 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. 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. In any car, fluids play a significant role. 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.