Case Study: My Experience With Brakes
When it comes to vehicle safety, among the most significant aspects that have to be maintained is its brakes. 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. There may be things that are wrong with your brakes that reduce the vehicle safety and increase the braking distance.
Let’s presume that your car’s brakes really have an issue, if that’s the case the technician will be examining the brake wear sensors, replace machine rotors and worn brake pads, flush brake fluids, clean and adjust brake shoes as well as hardware and last but not the least, lubricate caliper slides and other metal contact points.
As time goes by, some brake parts are wearing out and have to be either replaced or serviced. There are two types of brakes used in a car and these are drum or disc type but then again, some vehicles use 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. The rotors, the pads and shoes will wear out as time passes by and when such thing happens, it ought to be replaced to keep the car’s safety on road. 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. 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.
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. 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.
Never compromise your road safety by having the brake system checked regularly.