The latent threat of sick brakes
Dec 23, 2020
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Brake system vulnerability
If you change the pads without caliper service, then each time it becomes more difficult for the brake pads to move: the grease becomes older, loses its plasticity, dirt gets under the protective covers, and corrosion appears.
The skew of the pads and jamming are inevitable.
Piston and guide pins сorrosion and wedging: Increased stopping distance
Misalignment, uneven brake pad wear: Squeak
Disk overheating: Beating steering
A jammed caliper leads to overheating of the hub and failure of the wheel bearing, uneven braking, accelerated rubber wear, uneven pad wear, etc. This affects the braking distance and the accuracy of the dosing of the braking force – the effectiveness of the brakes is reduced.