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20:36  10 july  2018
20:36  10 july  2018 Source:   cnet.com

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Brake jobs seldom feel good. A lot of money goes out of your pocket and you often can't see or even feel a difference. But assuming we aren't arguing over the importance of stopping, here's the tech you need to know about next time you need a brake job .

Brake jobs seldom feel good. A lot of money goes out of your pocket and you often can't see or even feel a difference. But assuming we aren't arguing over the importance of stopping, here's the tech you need to know about next time you need a brake job .

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Brake jobs seldom feel good. A lot of money goes out of your pocket and you often can't see or even feel a difference. But assuming we aren't arguing over the importance of stopping, here's the tech you need to know about next time you need a brake job. 

There are three main components that make up your brakes at the wheel:

  • Pads, which are the most common wear item.

  • Rotors, or the disc that the pads grind against.

  • Caliper, which presses the pads against the rotor.

Of these three, the pads and rotors are the ones you most commonly see on a brake job bill. 

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Brake jobs seldom feel good. A lot of money goes out of your pocket and you often can’t see or even feel a difference. But assuming we aren’t arguing over the importance of stopping, here’s the tech you need to know about next time you need a brake job .

Pad wear is affected by how you drive (a complex stew of factors) as well as the terrain on which you drive, the weight of your car and the formulation of the brake pads you choose. Rotor wear involves a similar batch of factors along with a unique one: Most rotors can be placed on a lathe and machined down to a fresh surface for another service cycle, though some carmakers are starting to use lighter rotors that don't have enough metal for that and must be replaced when out of spec instead.

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Brakes are evaluated not by mileage, like engine oil, but by material thickness. The pads and the rotor have a minimum amount of material parameters derived from aspects of mechanical design and heat dissipation. 

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Brake jobs seldom feel good. A lot of money goes out of your pocket and you often can't see or even feel a difference. But assuming we aren't arguing over the importance of stopping, here's the tech you need to know about next time you need a brake job .

Finally, you may be asked to authorize a brake-system flush as brake fluid can absorb water from the environment or become contaminated with small particles of metal from corrosion in your hydraulic system. Satisfy yourself that this is not just a profit grab from the shop, and then have it done as a flush can prevent brake fade now or very expensive service in the longer term.

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