Every vehicle owner is worried about smooth running of various car parts including Brakes Pads and Rotors. The reason behind this is that braking system of your vehicle is very important and without proper functioning of this system your ability to stop car quickly in case of emergency gets affected and can also lead to serious accident.
As all car parts get affected from wear and tear due to use and time factor, brake pads and rotors are the parts which are more likely by wear fast due to use. The question that come in your mind as a owner of vehicle owner is that how long the brake pads and rotor lasts and when should they be replaced and how can one tell it something is starting to fail?
The first thing for you is to estimate how long both your brake pads and rotors are likely to last and only then you can you can go in for replacement is to get them inspected from trained auto mechanics. We at Sterling Clutch & brake in Auckland are happy to tell you about how you can prolong the Brake pad and Rotors life..
The general rule is:
* Brake pads can last anywhere between 30,000 to 70,000 miles. The variance is due to your driving style and the driving conditions in which the vehicle is driven. As per the vehicle manufacturers the brake pads will last depending on your vehicle daily milage but in typical conditions it will last between 3 and 7 years.* The life of brake rotor is roughly about 70,000 miles, but they need to be checked for the uneven war and tear. Any uneven surface on the rotors should be corrected through turning and machining and making it round again. This machining can be done for two to three times in actual rotor life before it needs complete replacement. But since the new vehicles are very sensitive and it is cost effective to replace rotor when some thing happens to rotor from wear and tear and brakes are not functioning properly.
Tips to make Brake Pads and Rotors Last Longer
You can make brake pads and rotors last longer by following few of the tips given below and your driving habits and techniques:
* Best way to increase life of your brakes is to obey the speed limit. It is very taxing on your brakes and your brake pads will wear out fast if you stop at high rates of speed and suddenly.
* Always use your right foot for both acceleration and brake pedals. Some vehicle drivers use their left foot to hit the brake before the right foot is completely off the accelerator, requiring more brake effort.
* Be aware of the traffic movement. It will be less taxing on your brakes if you brake slowly or coast. Make it a habit to stop gradually well before a traffic light, rather than suddenly applying the brakes quickly when you get closer to light signal.
* Always minimize the amount of weight in your vehicle. With less mass to stop, it will be less taxing on your brakes as they will have to work less.
* Have the brake system inspected regularly. If the brake pads are worn out more stress is put on the rotor and other parts in the braking system. By regular inspection and early detection of worn out brake pads, you’ll not only ensure the safety of your self and your vehicle but also other components of braking system. To avoid unusual Brake pads and Rotor wear and tear you can contact us us for brake replacement service in Auckland.
If you drive your vehicle cautiously, follow the recommended minimum maintenance and contact your car garage for regular brake service and vehicle, you will be able to keep brake pads and rotors lasting as long as possible and also ensure your safety as well as the safety of other drivers on the road and off course your loved vehicle also.
For getting complete Brake and Rotors check up, and any other replacement of parts you can contact your trusted auto shop Sterling Clutch and Brakes @ 09 636 4919 or in case you have any query regarding clutch or brakes regarding your vehicle you can contact us at http://Sterlingbrake.co.nz/.
Brakes are one of the most important parts in your car and also one which is quite prone to wear and tear. You will be committing a serious blunder if you ride your car with faulty brakes, as you are not only endangering your life and life of the other occupants of the car, but you are also putting the lives of other motorists on road in danger. With faulty brakes, an accident can occur at any time.
Here are few tips how you can maintain the top condition of your brakes with regular brake maintenance.
- Check you’re Fluids: Check your cars brake fluid every so often. Check the level first to see if the car requires brake fluid change. If the level is below the normal mark top up the brake fluid. Secondly, check the colour of the fluid, if it’s a cream colour then this indicates that some water or moisture has entered into brake fluid and this will need to be changed. In mechanical terms, it is called bleeding or flushing your car’s brakes. Flushing your brake fluid enhances the performance of your brake and helps with overall brake maintenance.
- Stopping from A Lower Speed: When you are stopping suddenly from 60 kmph to a halt when the brakes have to work a lot harder in order to bring the car to a sudden halt. This increases the wear of tear of brake pads. An easy tip to start controlling your car speed and stopping distance. Running down the gears and gradually stopping will help maintain your car’s brake.
- Excess Weight in the Car: Is there is any additional weight added to the car? or you have loaded the car boot with heavy luggage which is more than the recommended weight car can carry. Then you are putting extra load on the car brakes. This is quite similar to high speeds as this adds extra pressure to the brakes. If you are in a car or a van always has a full boot then think about keeping extra stuff at the store or somewhere else. In order to maintain your brake remove anything that is not needed from your vehicle and this will improve the lifetime of your car brakes.
Regular brake maintenance is something that all drivers should do. Some frequently asked question about brake maintenance is:
- How often should I check my brakes?: As a general rule check brakes with every car service, or kilometres/time recommended by the manufacturer ie about 6000 km or 6 months whichever comes first and most definitely once a year if you are not doing a lot of kilometres. You should also get your brakes checked if you notice any squeaks, squeals and spongy feeling in the brakes and replace brake pads or maybe disc also. Always get the brakes checked at regular interval for good maintenance. If you have any problem with your brakes and you need a replacement to consult brake specialist and get brake replacement service in Auckland Call @09 636 4919.
- What are the benefits of regular brakes maintenance: Every garage will look at the core areas of the braking system, having these regularly checked will prevent a costly repair bill in the future if they are maintained regularly. Fatal accidents are prevented by regular maintenance and keep the car safe.
If you are not sure about your car brake maintenance come to Sterling Clutch & Brake@ 09 636 4919 and have your car brake system fully checked and get brake replacement service in Hamilton. For any query, you can also contact http://Sterlingbrake.co.nz.