Your Brakes Need Your Attention
If you neglect your brakes, you drastically increase the chances of an accident — or at least a higher repair bill. Finding the small problems with your brake pads typically saves you from having to replace the entire system. If your brakes are making noise or you need to push the pedal down to the floor to stop, contact Scott Clark Nissan for expertise that can’t be beat.
Routine brake inspections are the best way to prevent major problems. If your car is vibrating when you brake or you feel it veering towards one side or the other, you have to find out what needs to be done. By scheduling an appointment, you take a major step towards safety.
What should I know about my brakes?
The 3 Major Components of Your Braking System
- Brake Fluid
- The pistons and seals need to be able to move in your braking system, and the fluid lubricates all of the parts so they can do their jobs without resistance. Brake fluid is what allows the quick stops that can save you from a major accident. If you don’t change your fluid regularly, it can become contaminated with tiny particles. Talk to one of the mechanics at Scott Clark Nissan or check your owner’s manual for more information on how often to change it out.
- Brake Pads
- Your brake pads are made up of a friction component and a steel backing. Without the friction component (which will deteriorate over time), the rotors grind away at the steel backing, which is what causes the squealing or screeching noises. The repairs are extremely costly if you don’t take care of a pad that’s been worn down, so you need to have the pads checked regularly.
- Brake Rotors
- Made of cast iron and connected to the wheels of your car, the rotors work with the pads to stop your car. The good news is that rotors last longer than the pads do. An inspection will test the thickness of the rotors to ensure they can handle the pressure from the pads.
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