Why You Should Check Your Car Brake System Regularly

The major reasons for car collisions in the roads are brake failures and resultant accidents. This is the cue for you to ensure that the car brakes are proper and kept without any fault.

If the modus-operandi to follow for proper up-keep of brakes harp your mind, it is a needless one. Among all the equipments that give you a safe ride in a car, brakes are the least complicated, most vital, as well as a simple one to keep it up right.

You can notice, even a high-schooled driver be easily trains himself to get the feel of the problems cropping up in the car brakes through following easy set guidelines. At the same time, rectifications of car brake problems require the acumen of a qualified and experienced mechanic.

Here, let us see the simple diagnostic technique, which acquaints us to know that it is the time to take your car for a brake service. If the application of brakes results in a huge sound and if repeats, as we apply the brakes, it is the right time to visit the car mechanic along with the car to rectify the sound.

The mechanic needs to be talented to rectify the error. The sound implies the tear of brake pads and the metal-to-metal contact is now happening between the pads as you use your car brakes. After application of brake, the time gap between the car stoppages and application of brakes are vital.

If the time gap is high, it is high time you pay a visit to your mechanic along with the car. It is dangerous to continue driving like that as well as it may result in run-over’s and resultant accidents making you commit deaths. Such deaths may result in legal complications and wastage of your time and energy.

The steering wheel may shake violently in your hands in the event of a stop as you apply brakes, and this mal-function indicates problem with the brake rotors. A rotor gets a change in its shape due to its long operations and such symptoms are unseen commonly by over sight. Such violent shakes need attention and rectification at once.

Sometimes, you can find smokes near the wheels as you brake and stop. It is high time to rush to the car mechanic, since such an indication is a cue for an immediate repair of your car brake system. As told in the beginning, the self repair of car brakes are not advisable and this may not help you to improve the car’s brake system and cost saving.

A trained mechanic with a technical education background can only service your brakes following the set methods. The latest car variants come out with modern braking system with its operations highly complicated. Such developments have made the employment of technically qualified mechanic vital to repair your cars.

Hence, this will keep your car system fit as well as ensure the protection of the passenger as well as the driver. The installation of a right spares and parts is possible by a talented car mechanic. In brief, there is no time gap needed when you intend to set right your car brakes. The timely repairs of car brakes ensure safety of you as well the other road users.

By | 2012-09-20T22:50:39+08:00 May 3rd, 2012|Car Maintenance|2 Comments

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  1. Sebby May 3, 2012 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap ,
    I found this page of yours is very useful .
    I took my jpj test today , and i failed on the road test .
    And the reason is because i’m weak at shifting gears .
    I’ll get panicked whenever there’s a turn and roundabouts .
    I’m on the 3rd gear when i make a turn and about to enter the main road when all the sudden there’s a lot of cars and i decided to stop and change to 2nd gear . And the jpj tester asked me what gear am i using , so i thought maybe he asked me to change the gear to the 1st gear . I did and the engine just died
    So , now i am really confuse of what am i suppose to do in this type of situation .
    Which gear should i really use and what should i really do if i’m on the 3rd gear and am about to make a turn and roundabouts ?
    My car engine died twice when i put it on 1st gear from the 2nd gear .
    and any tips for this problem ?
    When is the suitable time to use 1st gear ?
    And should i be using 4rd gear after all ?
    I need help , i’m about to retake the test in a week ..

    And i forgotten to mention that i used Viva for the test and i found out it was quite difficult to be handled especially the clutch and the Gear stick . And most student failed when they get Viva than the student who got Kancil . Any tips for this too ?

    • Cikgu Yap May 5, 2012 at 8:45 am - Reply

      From the looks of things, you have not been well prepared for your practical test yet. I suggest more road practice be conducted by your instructor. Avoid faulting the car used.

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