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Brake Pads: Fitting & Advices
- Jul 03, 2017 -

Today we are sharing with you some advices for fitting your brake pads.

As we mentioned in other post, is recommended to replace your brake pads every 20,000 to 40,000 km, and your car’s brake disk at 90,000 km. we recommends as well to check your  brake system every time your car passes through the workshop.

In order to guarantee that the brake system works properly and everything is on place, we suggest take your car to your trusty workshop for a correct brake pad installation and brake system check.

Brake pads can directly reflects the braking effect is good or bad, so the brake pads in car’s brake system are the most fundamental and the most important components. Ensure you choose the best quality for your car.

Find here some general advices about brake pad installation:

When to change the brake pads:

1. Inspect the brake rotor for any scoring, grooves or excessive wear.  Consider replacement.

2. Inspect caliper and hardware for excessive wear.

3. Ensure that the caliper slides and pins are clean and out of rust.

4. Pay attention to pins lubrication. They should have enough lubrication in order to ensure free movement.

5. Ensure that the piston can move freely and return it to original position.

6. Use a synthetic anti-noise lubricant in some specific points as caliper slides, brake pads’ backing plates… where the caliper is in contact with the pad. Avoid applying grease in friction material surface.

7. After replacement, test brake system to ensure that all components are operating properly. Test Drive vehicle.

Don't forget to check the brake fluid!

1. Make sure the vehicle is parked on a level surface.

2. Use gloves and glasses when manipulating brake fluid.

3. Choose an appropriate brake fluid for your car; we are proud to announce that REMSA will offer soon to their customers REMSA DOT4 Brake Fluid. Always follow your car manufacturer specifications to select an appropriate brake fluid. Only use fluid from a sealed and unopened container.

4. Before open the reservoir, clean the reservoir cap to avoid any possible contamination during manipulation.

5. Test the brake fluid regularly, if the boiling point is too low, is needed a replacement.

6. Before brake fluid replacement, ensure that there is no any leak in the main cylinder.