Are your brakes ok

Are your Brakes Ok?

A brake dust shield or sometimes called brake dust cover is actually aluminum plates that is custom molded to specific vehicle brake system applications. It located between the rim and brake discs of your car right above the wheel. Its strategic location gives effective shielding and collection of debris. To install it, simply slide it to fit onto the wheel. As a performance and maintenance equipment, it is designed to serve as a protective cover or shield to minimize wear and tear due to daily driving. Giving huge savings on maintenance and less frequent system component replacement costs, brake dust cover makes a practical add-on that as a sleek cover that looks great for a protective gear.

VW brake dust cover extends the life of a vehicle’s brake system. But if one cannot afford to buy such Volkswagen part, a practical alternative is to check the brake system once in a while.

Brake systems are one of the most important safety features of your car. It dictates the stops of the vehicle. So it is important to keep them functioning longer with the best protection you can ever give.

If you have even partially lost your brakes in the past, you might be thinking now repairing it as durable as possible. Inspecting your brakes twice a year for wear and damage can protect you and your passengers while saving you money by catching any damage before it becomes too costly.

On many cars, of different types and brands, you can inspect the brakes without even removing the wheel. If your car has alloy wheels with spaces in the middle, you can get a proper assessment done by just peeping through the hole. Whether you can peep through your wheel or you have to take the wheel off, be sure you have a clear view of the brake pads and the big shiny disc.

Try to inspect the disc first. It should be shiny from the inside to the outer edge, and fairly uniform.

No need to worry if you can see slight lines in it. This is a normal wear. If there are any rough spots or pronounced grooves in the disc, however, they should probably be replaced. Brake discs should always be replaced in pairs. This is to assure that your car’s drivability and safety will not be compromised.

Now take a look at the pads. You will have to peek up to see them. But if you follow the surface of the disc to the top, you will see the outside pad touching the disc. If there is 1/8 inches or less remaining on the pad, it is time to replace them with new ones. That is about the height of two pennies stacked. No need to worry about the cost. After all, brake pads are cheap and installing them is “a no-sweat job”.

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