Brakes are an essential part of the car; it allows you to control the acceleration-deceleration with reduction of gears or sudden stop. We have talked about various events about the security triangle of the car: tires, brakes, shock absorbers. These are the three key components that we should control while keeping up the vehicle. The most effective method to know whether the brakes of your auto function admirably. Albeit here we attempt to educate what are the most well-known issues in the brakes and how to recharge them, but before you distinguish any problem, go to your mechanic for clarity.
- Brake Fluid
When we travel in the car, we use the brake pedal often, if the travelling is long, then it will be used more otherwise less. Frequent use of brake pedal in one journey (more than usual usage) can weaken the brake fluid’s condition or lowers its level. It could also be due to leakage in the circuit, but it’s important to check them. Also, do not forget to take a look at the brake pads. If the brake pedal does not return to its initial position, then you may need to take your car to the workshop.
- The Brake Pedal is Hard
If the brake pedal is too hard or resistive, then it could be due to stain or dirt stuck between the gaps of the pads or maybe there’s a problem with calliper piston. The brake pedal also gets hard when the brake pads need to be crystallised. Check for the discs in brake and brake booster if they are damaged or have failed that means you can never use the brake pedal and it will remain hard.
- Free-Fluffy Pedal
Brake hoses can easily be deformed depending upon how much the car has travelled and used it. The pressure of the fluid expands the tube, dampening the pressure that much reaches the jaws or pistons. However, the free-pedal phenomenon also occurs due to the presence of air in the hydraulic system which softens the grip of brake pedal at the other end.
- Vibration and Hotness in Brake Pedal
When the car is new, the brake pads work perfect, but as the car experience low brake fluid, it damages the brake pads which sometimes makes the brake pedal hot and vibrate. The brake pads are made from rubber when its surface becomes non-resistive or increases friction; the tyre gets the heat that is transferred to the brake pedal. Never hit the brakes with a clutch pedal, it’s unprofessional and will damage the brake pads.
- Screeching Sound when Braking
It usually happens due to dirt on the pads which slowly weakens the pads, but the brake makes a screeching sound when a piece of pad worn of and hit the tyre’s metal when braking, this produces a screeching sound. However, it’s also created when the pads are completely damaged and worn off; then you need to replace them with new ones.