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.
Some brake parts wear out and need to be serviced or replaced as time goes by. The brakes could be either drum or disc type while some vehicles have 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. On the other hand, the drum brakes push the shoes inside the drum to be able to put the vehicle into ac complete stop. 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. There are some cases wherein the rotors can be machined to be able to give it a new contact surface for pads.
Generally, there is a higher chance for the front brakes to worn out faster than the rear; this is due to the fact that the entire weight of the car is shifted to the front while it’s slowing down. 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.
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. When the sensor is on onto the dashboard, it means that it has to be serviced. The moment that the brakes are serviced, it is normal to also replace the sensors. In any car, fluids play a significant role. On this matter, we are talking about brake fluids which are compressed whenever you step on the brake pedal and the shoes or pads have contacts with the drums or rotors.
By making sure that the brake system of your car is properly working, you can have assurance that you and your passengers will remain safe while driving on road.