Brakes are among the most important components of an automobile in Bahamas. Let's see how performing proper maintenance on the system can help prevent accidents and take the opportunity to give you some brake maintenance tips. The purpose of the braking system is as simple as it is crucial: to stop the vehicle in the shortest possible time and to keep the braking force constant. 

Some useful tips

1 - Discs and pads should be constantly checked.

Once a certain wear limit is reached, they should be replaced immediately. Sometimes, in fact, many environments involve increased brake wear, up to and including the need for a workshop check well before the scheduled service.

Driving the car fully loaded, facing steep descents, driving on particularly dusty roads or roads characterized by the presence of fine gravel, can in fact wear out or damage the brakes, the pads. 

2 - Preventive control of the car's brakes should be carried out every 15,000 kilometers.

As already mentioned, any system anomaly perceived by the driver should result in an immediate check of the system by expert hands. A typical alarm signal is the appearance of perceived vibrations in the wheel during braking. 

3 - Checking brake fluid level

The brake fluid level must be checked frequently: the slow and progressive wear of the brake pads and discs implies a greater tension, which is subjected to a greater effort to decelerate or stop the car. In short, the more the piston excursion, the more brake fluid is consumed.

4- Much more about the braking system

Speaking of the braking system, the symbiosis between discs and lugs must be taken seriously into account. Delaying the replacement of a worn component can compromise the effectiveness of the entire system.

5 - Final Brake Maintenance Considerations

Remember to always follow the instructions in the car's maintenance manual and always pay close attention to the warning lights on the dashboard.

In any case, you may find that your car's brakes are worn when you notice that the pedals seem stiffer than normal and if you notice that to brake you have to step on the pedal much harder, or when the steering wheel of your car begins to "flicker" slightly. In these cases, it is essential to go to the workshop immediately.