With the recent pandemic, savings money is no longer an option and changing your brakes isn’t cheap either. Here are five keys to brake maintenance that will help you stay safe on the roads and saving money at the same time.
1. Check Brake Pads and Rotors.
If you notice you need to press the brake harder or time to stop your vehicle increases drastically or smell of burning odour, take your car to the nearest reliable service centre. If you notice wear or damage, replace them immediately. Repairing might saves you a few bucks but not your lives in times of need.
2. Flush Your Brake Fluid.
Brake fluid carries the pressure builds when you depressed the brake pedal and the pressure is transferred to the brake pads and rotors. Unfortunately, brake fluids attract moisture that causes corrosion of the brakes metal components and reduces the effectiveness of the brakes. We recommend a good flush and replacement every 1 year or 30,000km.
3. Bleed the Brake Lines
As brake fluid level drops with usage, air moves in to fill the void and trapped inside the brake line which reduces the effectiveness of the braking system. Bleeding is a process of removing the airs from the brake line by depressing the brake pedal while adjusting the bleeder valve. We recommend this to be done every brake maintenance service by a reliable service centre.
4. Replace or Upgrade Brake Parts
Although you can prolong the costly replacement, it is necessary at one point. Upgrading to higher performance parts with better heat resistant such as ceramic pads which are quieter and produce less brake dust are few of the popular upgrades. Upgrading and replacing on time will improve the longevity and performance of your vehicle’s braking system.
5. Braking System Care
There are many factors that contribute to brake deterioration from heavy and sudden braking, wet weather, poor quality parts and many more. One of the most effective ways to ensure the performance and cost-saving of your brakes is to look after them. Avoid few of the earlier highlighted factors while maintaining a regular brake maintenance will most likely to reduce a brake failure while keeping your wallet away for other important spending.
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