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How to take care of your car brakes, 5 useful tips

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Brake system is an important part of any car as slightest performance decline can lead to accidents, physical and financial losses. Having regular checkups and optimizing its use can help maintain the brakes in good condition.

180 degree view

The car drivers are told to have a 180-degree view of the road and not a narrow view of just the front of the road. Having a 180-degree view helps in understanding the vehicular and pedestrian movements in the front, sides and back (rear view mirror). This will prevent unnecessary braking. A good driver is one who uses the brake at optimum level and this can help in reducing wear and tear of brake pads. It also improves the life of tyres and increases fuel efficiency.  Similarly, if you can see ahead that a red signal is likely to appear, it is possible to slow down and apply brakes rather than drive up fast to it. Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and those in front of you to prevent unnecessary barking.

Prevent Overloading

Overloading your vehicle makes it harder for the brakes to function properly. This leads to more wear and tear. Hence, it is good to maintain the recommended weights set by the manufacturer in the boot area for luggage and also don’t allow more than recommended passengers to travel in the vehicle.   

Brake Fluid

Brake fluid should be flushed or replaced at regular intervals.. Brake fluids are an important part of the brake system as it transfers the pressure from the master cylinder through the brake lines to be transferred to brake pads and rotors. Brake fluids attract moisture and cause damage to the braking system. The moisture causes corrosions of the brake system. It reduces the boiling point of the fluid. Brake fluids should be checked every 25000 miles. If it appears cloudy, it is time to replace it. 

Brake Pads and Rotors

The brake pads and rotors diminish in performance faster than any other components. They are the point of contact between the vehicle’s braking system and tyres. Heat is generated due to friction between the tyres and brake pads. This causes wear and tear of brake pads. If you find it difficult to stop the vehicle without depressing the brake pad further, it is a symptom of worn out brake pads.The rotors have to be skimmed if required. Get your brake system checked during each service,replace your brake pads and discs if they are worn out.


Bleeding the Brake Lines

The brake line has to be cleared of excess air. When air gets trapped in the brake line, the efficiency of braking is reduced. Car mechanics remove air by depressing the brake pedal as they adjust the bleeder valve. It has to be done every two or three years. Such work can be done during brake inspection service.


One of the ways by which brake life can be extended is through observing traffic rules. There are speed limits and speed bumps set to prevent accidents. Obeying traffic rules can help minimize use of brakes and its wear and tear.

During periodic service, it is always good to mention the examination of brake pads and fluid as this will ensure that they are in good condition. Upgrading or replacing braking parts on time can prevent accidents and costly repairs later on. Routine checkups help in knowing the wear and tear of brake pads, disc or drum damage, vacuum hose inspection, brake fluid check and related issues. Compromising on brake maintenance can prove to be costly. 

If you are in need of car brake service in Dubai, Carcility can provide assistance and support whenever required.