At-Home Brake Maintenance


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Brakes are a crucial part to any car. They convert kinetic energy into heat to slow your vehicle down. Modern brake pads can last for a long time, but there are still maintenance tips you can follow to avoid bringing your car in for brake repair service.

First, jack the car up and remove the tire. Make sure you keep track of all the nuts, bolts, and washers so that you can easily put it back on. The disk containing the brake pads will be exposed. You hit that with a hammer to jar it loose and it will come right off.

Wipe off the inside of the brake disk cover to remove the dust. Use a clean spray to clean out the rust. Then clean and spray the brake pads, springs, and other hardware. Do this for the other rear tire, too.

When it comes to the disks on the front, you can clean off the surface rust and check for signs of leaking on the brake itself. Check the brake pad to see if it is too thin, as you don’t want metal on metal. Make sure to replace your brake fluid every five years or so.

For more information, check out the video above.

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