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You surely know, your car's brakes are one of the most important components of your vehicle. Negligence and overlooked defects in this area can have a life-threatening effect! Do not let it get that
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Change brakes - the brake system and its maintenance
The continuous maintenance of the brake system at our workshop is not only for your safety but also helps to reduce costs in the long term, since an expensive repair can be avoided. Improperly functioning brake discs, brake pads and brake fluid is not only a safety risk but other vehicle parts, such as tyres and shock absorbers, can also be affected. If you are on the road with the brake pads worn out, the brake discs will wear more, which means that you will not only have to change the brakes, but you will also have to pay a higher repair cost.
A non-uniform braking effect of the brake damages the tyre. In no case, it is advisable to neglect the safety and to save costs in repair and workshop by using a part beyond the wear limit. Particularly in the case of an older vehicle, it is essential to visit the workshop on a regular basis, to check the discs and brake pads, and possibly to change the brakes. But important is not only the regular inspection of the individual parts but also the selection of the material for the brake pads.
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Function of the brake - you should know
During braking, the brake fluid is directed to the brake calliper and the brake cylinder via the brake pedal. Thus, friction is generated between brake discs or brake drum and the brake lining, which provides for the deceleration of the car. Usually, the vehicle remains stable on the track even with maximum braking effect and reacts to steering manoeuvres of the driver. This also depends on the perfect condition of the tyres and shock absorbers. The enormous compressive forces and temperatures occurring during braking are responsible for the wear of brake discs, brake pads and brake calliper. Accordingly, a forward-looking driving system not only improves safety but also extends the service life of the brake, brake discs and brake linings. Thus a brake change is rarely necessary. Frequent and abrupt braking, on the other hand, results in a faster wear of brake, brake disc and brake lining. Automatic transmissions also increase wear and tear, thus making frequent changes necessary.
In your Canklow Service Station, you can get information about the condition of your brake system and the wear limit of the brake. Also, you will learn whether a repair, such as changing the brakes, is necessary.
You should pay attention to the brake discs
The brake disk of the brake is fixedly connected to the wheel and is enclosed by the brake calliper. In the brake calliper, the pads are positioned which are pressed onto the brake discs during the braking process. Due to the friction between the brake pad and the brake disc, the wheel and thus also the car is decelerated. This results in temperatures of 700 to 800 degrees so that the brake discs start to glow when the brakes are pressed hard - but this should be avoided if possible.
Brake discs are more resistant than the brake pads. Brake discs consist mainly of grey cast iron brake discs made of other materials such as carbon or ceramics and are primarily used in vehicles of the upper class as well as in racing.
Despite their resistance, the brake discs also wear on the brake and must be checked regularly in the workshop. If necessary, the brakes must also be changed during a repair. The wear limit specified by the manufacturer indicates the minimum thickness of the discs. When the limit is reached, the brake discs must be replaced in any case, regardless of the condition of the individual brake discs.
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Replace the brake fluid regularly
The brake fluid hydraulically applies force to the braking system of the brake. Since it absorbs water from the ambient air in the course of time, the power transmission deteriorates noticeably, as well as corrosion damage can occur in the braking system due to the water. This is why many vehicle manufacturers have set regular intervals to replace the brake fluid in the workshop. We may, if necessary, check the boiling temperature. Do not forget to get the cables and pipes checked by a qualified technician and have damaged parts, as well as the brakes, replaced.
Replace the brake linings in good time
Blocked brake pads are not only a safety risk but can also cause damage to the brake discs. To avoid additional costs for changing the brake discs, you should change the brake pads in time before the brake discs are pulled with compassion.
Please look after your brakes
There are some signs of wear on the brake system that make a repair or brake change urgently necessary. Pay attention to the following warning signals on your brakes:
The brake warning light is visible on the car's dash board
The brake pedal is not responding the way it used to
Braking takes too long
Unusual creaking noises when braking
Deep scratches in the discs
Should you recognise one of these signals, it is high time for an appointment at the workshop to have the brakes changed. We always have some emergency appointments available.
Break service - Canklow Service Station in Rotherham.