Why do the brakes fail?

To paraphrase Bulgakov’s Woland, one can characterize a car’s braking system something like this: “Brakes kill, but that would be half the effort. The bad thing is that they sometimes die suddenly.”

Indeed, a car’s unwillingness to slow down is not necessarily the fault of its braking system.

If the car suddenly stops responding to the brake pedal, the culprit could be, for example: slippery road Another variant – flat wheel And then weather: In extreme heat, the brake fluid is dangerously close to boiling. After an icy rain, the pads and the brake disc (drum) can freeze so that the brakes do not slow down, but you do not feel much difference.

This can separate the liner from the base. The phenomenon is especially typical for counterfeit sanitary napkins.

This can separate the liner from the base. The phenomenon is especially typical for counterfeit sanitary napkins.

Many of these situations are often the driver’s fault. Brake fluid can boil as a result of a pseudo-sporty driving style with sudden acceleration and frequent braking. Or for adventurous driving on mountain roads. And icing can occur after a winter wash if the driver, after getting off the road, does not dry the brakes with a series of brakes in safe areas.


But the worst is of course breakage of brake pads Overheating of a low-grade surface layer of the liner immediately reduces the coefficient of friction: goodbye, normal braking. Friction material often strives to crack, or even come loose completely. This is a catastrophe: the piston of the brake cylinder, not meeting the usual obstacle, is pushed out too much, the system is depressurized – in general we have arrived.

To protect the brake cylinders from excessive “liberties”, we recommend not to wear the brake pads to the limit of lining thinning, but to replace them beforehand.

Why do the brakes fail?A normal budget choice for older Hyundai Accent and Getz cars. The front pads “Behind the wheel” are one of those that successfully passed the test. The rear brake pads for Solaris and Rio are made with the same technology as the front ones, and therefore, given the lower load on the rear axle, they are guaranteed to be reliable.

A normal budget choice for older Hyundai Accent and Getz cars. The front pads “Behind the wheel” are one of those that successfully passed the test. The rear brake pads for Solaris and Rio are made with the same technology as the front ones, and therefore, given the lower load on the rear axle, they are guaranteed to be reliable.

When replacing brake pads with new ones, it is usually recommended to pay attention to branded products that enjoy well-deserved authority in the market. However, it is reasonable for owners of mass-produced cars to rely on budget products from well-known suppliers, compensating for their relatively limited capabilities with more frequent replacements, without waiting for the metal-on-metal squeak. Still brake pads are a typical consumable that needs to be replaced regularly

However, you should not take the pads of some Asian manufacturers. Our test of the pads for the mechanical separation of the friction lining from the steel base showed that not all of them can withstand a large load. It makes sense to pay attention to cheap and high-quality pads of domestic brands.

  • You can buy front brake pads “Behind the wheel” for Hyundai and Kia in our trading house or in partner stores.
  • “Driving” can also be read on Viber.

Source: Z R

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Popular

More from author