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General definition: Action to create a retarding force to cause a slowing or stopping of a machine.

  1. The brake pads and brake disks: what are the pads and discs? The brake pad to reduce the speed of brake disc solidarity of the wheel and therefore to reduce the speed of the vehicle thanks to the phenomenon of friction. Excessive wear of brake pads and brake discs represents a real danger for your safety. Specifically, excessive wear of the pads results in:

-A less efficient braking (braking distance lying).

-A risk of damage to the disc.

Excessive wear of the brake disc results in:

-A less efficient braking (braking distance lying).

-Excessive consumption of platelets.

-Noises, vibrations.

-A rupture of the disc long term (security issue).

When changing the brake pads and discs? Of the pad and the brake disc wear varies according to your type of driving and the type of road you encounter. (Usury is far more important on mountain on highway roads). When important braking, brake disks can reach a temperature of 400 ° C. Thermal constraints are considerable and often accentuated by the ongoing projections (pebbles, gravel, salt, water,…). Therefore, it is recommended to check your disks every 20,000 km or at each change of platelets.

  1. Brake hoses: what is the flexible brake?

It is a pipe rubber, flexible, shielded, that allows to move the brake fluid in the vehicle body (rigid part) the front and rear trains (parts always in movement).

Like many products of simple appearance, the flexible brake, quintessential security organs, are actually very sophisticated products that must meet specifications and controls multiple and severe conditions. It is advisable to carry out a Visual examination of the external condition of the rubber, it is one of the main causes of refusal to the technical control. When to change the flexible brake?

It is advisable to change the brake hoses every 5 years. For this operation, it is recommended to call in a professional.

  1. Brake fluid: what is brake fluid? It is a solidarity component of the braking system, which is the “motor nerve.

-Brake fluid transfers the force applied to the brake pedal to the organs of braking of the wheels.

-The brake fluid is hygroscopic (absorbs water).

-The boiling point of water is 100 ° C. The temperature in the circuit of braking being higher, bubbles will form.

-More water content increases, the more the risk that the formation of steam bubbles causes a lack of braking of the vehicle. (Gas is compressible).

-According to the different brake fluid, there is a so-called value ‘boiling point wet”below which there is a real danger to use your vehicle.

When to change the brake fluid?

It is advisable to call a professional in order to control the boiling point of the liquid, or to test it with the tester. It is recommended as a precaution to change every 2 years.

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