Three Major Ways Of Preventing Brake Issues


Nobody wants to deal with sudden brake failure. These three measures will help you to preempt and prevent brake issues before they become serious problems:

Clean the Car Thoroughly to Prevent Corrosion

Corrosion in the brake system is never a good idea. For example, the parking brake uses a mechanism that pushes a brake caliper or piston when you pull the parking brake. If the system is rusted, the piston may get stuck and fail to apply or release. Corrosion can also affect the brake lines, tearing the rubber seals and contaminating the brake fluid. It can even cause the metallic parts of the brake lines to deteriorate and break.

One way to prevent rusting is to clean and dry the car thoroughly during the winter. This is necessary to prevent rusting since road salt accelerates rusting. Even corrosion that doesn't begin at the brakes may spread there and cause damage. Therefore, monitor the brake system for signs of corrosion and consult the mechanic for a professional diagnosis is you notice any of the symptoms.

Check the Brake Fluid Regularly

Brake fluid amplifies and transfers applied force (the force from your foot) into braking pressure. Therefore, low brake fluid may lead to reduced brake pressure or even braking failure. Check your brake fluid regularly to preempt such issues.

To check the brake fluid:

  • Locate the brake reservoir – It may be made from plastic or metal, but the exact location depends on your car's model, so check your owner's manual for the location. In most car models, the reservoir is located under the hood on the driver's side between the engine and cabin.
  • Confirm the fluid level – The level is satisfactory if it is located at the "Full" mark.
  • Have a mechanic check your brake system for leaks or disc brake wear if the fluid is below the "Add" line.

Listen For Strange Sounds When Braking

Brake noises may or may not be normal. Driving conditions, such as dust and humidity, can make your brakes squeal. At times, it may be a warning that your brakes are about to fail. Worse still, the squealing sound may be a sign of an imminent problem even if your brake system is still working efficiently. Most brake pads are designed to make noise when they are going bad so that you can take the appropriate measures. To be on the safe side preempt serious damage by having your brake's noise diagnosed by a professional mechanic, like one at Care Muffler & Brake Shop, especially if the noise seems to increase with more driving.


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