The braking system is the number one most important safety feature in a car. When it comes to brake repairs or a brake service, it should only be carried out by a trusted source. The cost of repairs varies and is dependent on the make of the car and the problem with the brakes. The following discusses the different types of brake repairs and the importance of proactive checks to ensure your ride’s stopping power is as good as its acceleration.
· Pads, calipers, and drums
· Master cylinders and wheel cylinders
· The importance of brake fluid
Brakes differ from many other elements of the car in that they’re designed to wear out. Brake pads, in particular, have a finite lifespan. Once worn to a certain level they need to be replaced. Every time you hit the brake pedal the pads are what slows the car, creating friction that causes the pad to degrade.
The key to changing brake pads is to do so before they wear too extensively. It’s a relatively cheap fix—perhaps in the region of $75 to $100. But leave it too long and damage might occur to the drums, calipers, or rotor. Repairing these will leave a dent in your wallet that typically hits the several hundred dollar mark, depending on the make of car.
For brakes to function, they need brake fluid. This is stored in the master cylinder. When you depress the brakes this fluid is forced out of the master cylinder and down into each wheel cylinder. This allows for the necessary force to be applied to the brake pads. Replacing a master cylinder ranges anywhere from $200 upwards, and will increase in cost if the wheel cylinders are affected.
Brakes can’t work without fluid, making it essential that the system has an adequate amount. One of the most common problems is a low level of brake fluid—and it’s an easy fix. However, depending on how low the fluid is the system might need bleeding, in addition to topping it up. Unless you’re experienced in doing so, this is best carried out by a professional car technician.
· The essential elements of brake maintenance
Quite simply, good brake maintenance will drastically reduce the likelihood of unexpected repairs. Such checks form a part of the annual vehicle service or can be carried out in isolation, during a brake service. Either way, they should include the following:
The health of your vehicle’s brakes can never be left to chance. Whether you need a brake repair or brake service, Boca Raton residents have a high-quality solution on their doorstep—Autobahn of Boca. Thanks to marque-trained engineers, including BMW, Mercedes, Audi, and BMW, plus a highly motivated and efficient support team, Autobahn is fast becoming the car shop of choice for savvy motorists who demand the best.
Find out more at https://www.autobahnofboca.com and book your brake repair or brake service today.
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