When Should You Do Your Brake Pad Replacement?
Brake pad replacement is the most important components in your vehicle, if no brakes, no safety. The need to press on the brakes to prevent an accident can arise in a split second. Because they mean the difference between life and death, brake pad replacement should be checked regularly if not every oil change, you can do it your self by removing the wheel and check the brake pad ceramic thickness.
The brake pad replacement should be Done as necessary.
Brakes send out several warning signs. If they are equipped with brake sensor the brake warning light come on in you car dashboard that indicate that there is trouble that mean you need brake pad replacement. The brake pad send out sound, squealing or grinding that indicate the brake has been worn. If you want to learn or you like to do your brake pad replacement read this article here inside my website Disc Brake Caliper.
For now there are all the brake pad replacement trouble.
In this article, we’ll explore the potential reasons your car’s braking system can generate a high-pitched shriek while stopping. We’ll start with your brake pads and work our way through the rotors, rattle clips, shims, and incorrect anti-rattle spring fitting. Just remember the positionnement of the anti-rattle spring when you remove theme from the caliper. On the pictures down here you going to find out other causes of squealing brake.
The brake pads removed this view here is normal use of the brake pads, and recommend periodical maintenance.
When the brake pads are partially worn on the outer edges (Denaturing), is caused by prolonged excessive pad temperature due to an intensive use or dragging. You going to have reduction in initial braking efficiency, an excessive material deterioration, material becomes chips, cracks, and brittle, and an excessive abnormal wear. This brake pads can be used because the damage is not that excessive and will be effective under normal use.
If you find your brake pad uneven wear and tapered. The piston sticking, an excessive caliper clearance, distorted caliper or the caliper slides sticking. This causes can effect premature pad wear, noise and squeal, and uneven braking pressure. To fix this problem you need to replace your brake pad, maintain and service you braking system caliper.
The friction material completely worn out. It was no periodical control of the brake pad wear. The first think is going to come to your mind, is to drive your car to wheel alignment garage, but that is not wheel alignment problems. The brake pad worn out your vehicle going to pull one side when you apply your brakes, your brake pad disc damage and that high squeal and noise you hear on your car front wheel. You have to check your brake disc ( Rotor) for damage , replace and fit new brake pad set.
You going to see shinny metal pick up on the friction surface, side ceramic of your car brake pad. When you wash your car or is rainning the water ingress of the brake disc causes a disc fragments to break away and transferring theme to the friction material. Particulary seen if heavy braking on poorly bedded rotors. You have to replace brake disc and pads.
The black mark on the middle of the friction surface, or surface contamination can be only from oil, grease or the brake fluid. Can happen during your car servicing, oil change, brake fluid was spilled on the brakes. The grease can be from your car cv’s boot thorn. This problem can cause your vehicle to pull to one side, and reduction in the braking system performance. To solve this problem you must replace your brake pads set.
The brake pad damage or the friction surface come off the backplate it was an incorrect fitment of the pads, can be also from the quality of the brake pads you using on your vehicle. The remedy to your braking system is to replace and fit new brake pads set.
If you car brake disc are irregularly worn on the top of the brake pads is shinny line like you see in this picture. The wear lip cause the brake pads an uneven wear. Your going to have problem of squeal and judder when you apply your brakes, and premature pad wear. In this case you have to replace and fit new brake disc and pads.
On the friction surface small cracks in the centre. The crack is caused by brake pad are not free to slide in the caliper. That mean the effect is the piston are bends in the back plate of your brake pad.
An incorrect assembly and excessive force used during the fitting of brake pad can damage the backplate. The efficiency is reduced, irregular wear and judder can happen to your car. Only way to fix this problem is to replace and fit new brake pad.
After the brake pad was removed pad friction surface glazed. That it was from high intermittent pad temperature at short duration’s. Only one effect going to happen temporary reduction in the braking performance. the brake pad can be remedied by normal use. Replace and fit new brake pad.
The only one side of your brake pad within the caliper set excessively worn. Your caliper guide pins piston are sticking, is the most cause can happen to your brake pad. Then your car going to start pulling to one side of the road and an uneven rapid pad wear can be caused to the brake pad. The maintenance and service of all your car calipers slide and piston must be done. Your brake pad must be replaced.
When you replace your brake pads, check the disc (rotor) if showing excessive wear, either skimmed ( within specification on auto data book) or replaced. Worn or damaged caliper anti-rattle springs, the pin and the guides should be replaced.
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