Owning and driving a car is not simply a privilege – it’s a responsibility. One of the major causes of road accidents is the degraded condition of the brake systems of the cars involved. It is a fact that the car’s brake system is its most important crash avoidance equipment.
It is important to have routine assessment and maintenance of your car’s brake system. The brake system of a car includes six important parts: master cylinder and brake lines, caliper pads and rotors, drum brakes for the rear wheels, handbrake, and brake lights.
The most common maintenance service for car brakes is changing the disc brake pads. These usually have wear indicators that show how much material has been worn away by friction. It is recommended that this be replaced every 25,000 miles.
Driving around in a drive test field is a good way to check your brake system. If the car tends to travel too far before coming to a stop after you step on the brakes, it is probable that the brake linings already need to be replaced.
A speeding car has a lot of energy that will cause brakes to heat up to 950°F. Ensure that the materials for your brake system are made of tough and heat-resistant materials such as alloys, ceramics, or composites.
Another problem that you might observe during braking is vibration when stepping on the brake pedal. Vibration in the brake pedal and even the steering wheel usually indicates an overheated rotor or drum.
Certain noises like squealing, grinding, or groaning also merits an immediate check of your brake system. Squealing noises indicate worn out brake pads while a grinding sound indicates brake pads that may be damaging the brake rotors.
Another factor to check is the level of brake fluid. You can easily check this visually when you lift the hood of your car. The fluid in the container must be up to half an inch from the cap. Low brake fluids will cause your brake pedal to feel spongy and will not stop the car at all.
It’s a good thing that high-quality parts and services are easily provided by your friends at Meyers Auto Parts. We are a family-owned business in Las Vegas, Nevada that have been established since 1976.
Our online catalog is inclusive of a wide range of car and truck models from 1962. Even vintage car owners will be able to find their needed auto parts with this very interactive website.
We are also known for their excellent customer service and very knowledgeable personnel. Our extensive worldwide connections enable them to find and supply rare original auto equipment that you might need.
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