Are Your Car Brakes Okay?

A brake dust cover or sometimes called a brake shield is manufactured of aluminum plates custom molded to specific automobile brake system.

It is located between the rim and brake discs of your car right above the wheel arch. It's 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.

Providing substantial savings on vehicle maintenance and less frequent system component replacement costs, brake dust covers make a worth while add-on. They're sleek and look great as well as add vehicle protection.

How to fix car brakes

A Volkswagen brake dust cover can extend the life of a vehicle's brake system. But if you can't afford to purchase this special VW part, then it's a good thing to check the brake system once in a while.

It's the device that stops the vehicle. So it is vital to keep them functioning longer with the best protection you can ever give. If you have even in some measure lost your brakes in the past, you may be thinking now about repairing them as heavy-duty as possible. Inspecting your brakes at least twice a year for wear (and possible damage) can provide you and your passengers with protection and a great degree of safety, while at the same time saving you money by catching any damage before it becomes too costly.

Why Brake Systems Are Crucial

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. It's better to inspect the disc first. It should be shiny from the inside to the outer edge, and fairly uniform. There's NO need to worry if you can see slight variation and lines in it. This is considered to be normal wear. However, if there are any rough spots or distinct grooves in the disc, you should probably replace them.

Discs should ALWAYS be replaced in pairs.

This is to assure that your car's drivability and safety will not be compromised. The next thing to do is to check the pads. You will have to peek up to see them. But if you look at the surface of the disc to the very top, you'll see the outside pad touching the disc. If there's 1/8 inches (or less) remaining on the pad, it is time to replace them with brand new ones. That is about the height of two cents stacked together. No need to worry about the cost. After all, brake pads are cheap and installing them is "a no-brainer job." You can find other helpful advice and information regarding auto care and diagnostics.