Disc Brakes – part 2
- Have been overheated the disc from short braking at high speed. If the disc is overheated (even firing) and pass from a point with water, the sudden temperature change will warped the disc.
Effects and indications of worn brake discs
- The important consequence is that from the moment when the brake pads are worn – and with them the disk plates – there is an increase in the distance of stopping the vehicle.
- In most cars, there are lights in the instrument cluster or some messages appear on the screen controls, which urge you to make a change in the friction materials in brake pads.
- When the brake pads are worn, during braking the wheel displays some trembling.
- During braking, there is shaking at the brake pedal while the damage is a major cause for reduced braking sense.
*It should be noted that the cars equipped with ABS when using the whole pedal, it makes a distinctive move as “jitter”. Do not think that you have a problem with the disk brakes.
- Through the rim you can easily distinguish if the disc is worn. Damaged discs have the characteristic of many engraved rings.
- By pressing the brakes a “whistling” noise will be produced. This is a classic example of worn brake pads.
How to avoid the sharp deterioration
- It is advisable to change the pads every 9,500 to 12,500 miles. But of course this is not standard.
- Avoid panic braking at high speeds and drive sensibly and not “nervous” trying to avoid as much as possible the use of the brake pedal.
- Also try not to drive through points with water when the brakes have been overheated because the sudden temperature switch will twist the brake discs.
- When you realize that the brake pads are worn make an immediate change because if you forget you will need to change the brake discs.
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