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The Importance of Brake Service

When talking about vehicle safety, the brakes undoubtedly play one of the pivotal roles for it. 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. 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 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.

Some brake parts wear out and need to be serviced or replaced as time goes by. 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. 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 speaking, the front brakes have higher chance to worn out faster which is mainly because of the fact that the weight of the car is transferred to the front while it is slowing down which puts more pressure on the 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.

Modern and upscale vehicles are integrated with brake pad wear sensors which displays indicator light when the brakes are 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. Fluids play an important role to any car. 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.

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