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For Safe Driving - Choose the Right Brake Pads

By David Cooper Subscribe to RSS | January 20th 2012 | Views:
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Many people base their decision of buying a new automobile on the basis of safety features that are installed in the car. These include: airbags, crumple zones, etc. However one of the most overlooked safety feature which many people do not take into consideration is the braking system which includes the brake pads. Although it may sound a bit technical and complicated, changing brake pads on your vehicle wheels is a very easy to do it yourself task that you can learn right away, and with some experience. However one should know the basic functionality of brake pads in Sydney to be in a position to change or service them when required.

In layman’s term they are basically simple, flat quadrangular metal structures or plates that are fitted inside the braking unit attached on the wheel of a vehicle. As the brake pads are fitted in such a way that they are almost in contact with the wheel disc, what they basically do is they approximate against each other when the brake is applied. This virtually holds the wheel in between and reduces speed due to the resulting friction.

Now the question arises, why should one change them? It is common sense that since brake pads decreases the speed of the wheel and brings it to a stop by causing friction; they will definitely suffer massive wear and tear over a period of time. This may be a slow process but it definitely occurs. It is why one needs to keep a check on their performance and keep them in optimum condition. There will be definitely a high demand for brake pads in Sydney since the traffic situation is not getting better by the day and people apply brakes more than they drive.

Another important question to address is what is the time to change brake pads? There are quite a few ways to ascertain if your brake pads in Sydney need to be changed. One of the most obvious indications and simplest ways to know if you have to change the brake pads is the squeaking noise produced when you apply the brakes. It is a direct indication that the brake lining has completely eroded and needs replacement. Upon hearing this kind of noise, one should get the brake mechanism changed as soon as possible, ideally within a period of one month. This will ensure lesser damage to the brake pads and also will not endanger the safety of the driver.

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