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Monthly Archives: April 2022

Disc Brakes

  Apr 3rd, 2022 Your brakes are extremely important.  Having good brakes just keeps you out of trouble.  You’ll want to carefully maintain your brakes.  With disc brakes, brake pads rub on a disc – or rotor – to slow the wheels.  The pads are attached to a caliper that squeezes the pads against the rotor.  It’s kind of like how squeezing the handbrake on a bicycle pushes the brake pads against the wheel of the bike. Now pads just wear away with use – kind of like a pencil eraser wears out.  The good news is that replacing brake pads is a straight-forward repair. If you hear squealing or grinding when you use the brakes, have your service advisor check them out.  He’ll have a technician perform a thorough brake inspection to see what needs to be done.  He’ll check for signs of brake problems and go over other brake components to see that they’re working properly. He can tell you if it&rsquo ... read more

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