No one would dare to compromise their vehicle’s brake system because it is among the things that make a car safe. If you hear squealing or grinding every time you hit the brake pedal, then you should not doubt of having it inspected ASAP. There are a number of things that could go wrong with the brakes which can reduce its safety and increase braking distance as well.
By letting pros to inspect it, they are going to do the following, supposed that there really is an issue with the brakes such as flushing brake fluids, replacing of machine rotors, replacing worn brake pads, lubricate caliper slides and other metal contact points, clean and adjust brake shoes and hardware and lastly, examine the brake wear sensors.
As time goes by, some brake parts are wearing out and have to be either replaced or serviced. The brakes of your car may be drum or disc type but there are some that uses 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, 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 keeps developing, car manufacturers were able to find a way on how to evenly distribute weight on the vehicle that lessens strains 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. In any car, fluids play a significant role. 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.