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How to self-test brake pads
- Jun 20, 2017 -

① View the thickness

Look at the thickness of a new brake pad thickness is generally around 1.5cm, with the use of continuous friction will gradually thinning the thickness.

When the thickness of the brake pads have been left to the original thickness of about 1/3 (about 0.5cm) or so, the owner will increase the self-test frequency, ready to replace. Of course, individual models due to wheel design reasons, do not have the conditions to see the naked eye, you need to remove the tire to complete.

② listen to sound

If the brake at the same time accompanied by the "iron rub iron" squeak, this time the brake pads must be replaced immediately.

Because at this time the limit on both sides of the brake pads have been directly rubbing the brake disc to prove that the brake pads have exceeded the limit. In the replacement of the brake pads at the same time with the brake disc to check, there is often the sound of the brake disc has been damaged.

③ brake pads wear warning lights

Some high-end models are also equipped with brake pads wear warning lights, according to the warning light or not light to determine whether the need to replace the brake pads. General warning light that is close to the limit, the need for timely replacement.

④ by car sense

When the brake thinning when we brake effect will be affected, then need to step on the brake pedal deeper to achieve the original light step can achieve the braking effect, the first half of the brake effect is significantly reduced, many people feel their own Brakes become soft, a bit impatient, and at this time to check the brake pads need to be replaced.

Summary: the maintenance of any parts of the car we need to carefully, to develop a good self-test habits. Of course, there is some noteworthy that the wear and tear of the brake pads and driving habits have a very direct relationship, so the timely correction of their bad habits is to make their own worry the biggest guarantee.