Tommy's Auto Tech

Disc Brakes

Disc Brakes details

Your automotive brakes are one of the most important mechanisms in the whole vehicle. They play a vital role in your safety and that of your family while on the road. Therefore, proper brake maintenance requires close attention to details on a regular basis.  Here are some of our tips.  These brake maintenance tips don’t just ensure the functionality and safety of your brakes, but they also ensure a longer lifespan for your braking system.

The top 5 maintenance tips for brakes. 

  • Check your brake fluid. You need to make sure the brake fluid is good and that it stands at the appropriate level. If necessary, change the brake fluid. If your brake fluid has a milky color, it means that water or condensation has infiltrated the fluid and you need to change it. Leaving contaminated brake fluid alone destroys your master cylinder. It also deteriorates your wheel cylinders. To change the brake fluid in your vehicle, you need to add new fluid into your master cylinder.
  • Bleed your brake lines to get all the air out of them.
  • Inspect the brake pads and rotors to ensure they still look good. You can do this by removing the tire. If the brake pads are showing wear to the extent that you can't see much of the pad, it’s time to replace them.