See if your brake pads should be changed?

[Car World] Maintenance The life of the brake pads is difficult to define with a clear number of kilometers or time. Because the materials of the brake pads are different, the habits of each person driving are different, the driving road conditions are different, and the frequency of using the brakes is different, so the wear of the brake pads will be different. Some people need to change the brake pads after 20,000-30,000 kilometers. Some people may not need to change the brake pads for 100,000 kilometers.

In addition, the same car
front and rear brake pads wear degree also may differ (usually front brake wear fast), automatic and manual transmission There will also be subtle differences (automatically blocking traffic jams will often loosen the brakes), in short, can not be generalized
How to judge whether the brake pads need to be replaced?

1, see

The easiest way is to look at the dashboard prompts. When the brake light is always on, you need to change the brakes in time. The film is gone.

course, we can usually observe thickness

brakes, be aware.
Normally, the thickness of the new
brake pad is about 1.5cm

brake pad thickness if your less than 5mm
time, it is necessary to replace the considered.

Because of the angle of viewing problems, error
, the inner brake pads are sometimes difficult to see. So it is best to let the master help you look at each maintenance.
Of course, some cars have special wheels and may not see the brake pads. This requires removing the tires or going to the repair shop for inspection. This hub



drum brakes due to structural limitations, can not be observed directly, or preferably Go to the repair shop regularly to check.
Although the brake shoes of the drum brakes generally have a longer life than the disc brakes, the brakes are safe for driving and must not be taken lightly.
2, need to pay attention to the phenomenon

Measurement inspection is the most secure method, but some phenomenon
can also remind us of the degree of wear of the brake pads. When you hear metal friction sound
while brake
, there may be a problem with the brake pads, so be sure to check as soon as possible.

seat of your pants fly it?

There may be problems with the brake lines, etc. There are many reasons involved
. So it is best to use it, seeing is believing.

replace what

brakes brakes have different material, commonly with semi-metallic brake Sheets, non-asbestos organic brake pads, ceramic brake pads, etc., performance is also low to high.
For most of the small partners, you can choose the same material and specifications
as the original factory. If you want to improve some performance, you can also choose ceramic brake pads
(not really ceramics, actually synthetic materials), of course, the price will be slightly more expensive.

brand also has a lot of options, international brands AP, brembo, ferodo, Bosch, etc., made in China have faith and so on. In short, the brake pads must choose regular manufacturers
products, inferior brake pads will not only affect the braking effect, but also damage to the brake disc

The guys who have just changed new brake pads
should also pay attention to the fact that the surface of the new brake pads is flat and needs to be worn with the brake disc Time
can achieve the best braking effect, so be careful and drastic driving during this time.


brake is about our traffic safety, so the guy who daily have to pay more attention, be aware of.

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