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When we talk about the safety elements in a car, one of the most important is the braking system, which we must keep in perfect condition for optimal use. Not only must we change the pads when they have come to an end, but we must also take into account the condition of the brake discs.
The importance of changing brake pads and discs
Brakes are key pieces of safety on every trip. The wear of the braking system is affected by the quality of the driving and may lead to the need for a brake change. Periodic reviews will prevent bad brake pads from damaging the brake discs, and with this, it will cause us to spend more on our pockets.
The brake pads have the function of ensuring braking at any time and in any condition. They are important wear elements for vehicle safety. Under normal conditions they last approximately 40,000 km or 50,000 km and are replaced every time the brake discs are changed.
It is possible to find different models of brake pads for the same car. In fact, depending on the first factory assembly, the manufacturer may use different pads during production. The brake pads used have different shapes and dimensions. In this case, you can choose between different models of pads depending on your vehicle. The best system to identify the right version of brake pads is to compare directly with your car's own pads.
When to change the brake pads and discs?
You must change the brake pads and discs in the following cases:
When indicated by the vehicle through a warning light or message on the dashboard (if it has a brake wear control system).
When the brake pads are excessively worn (visual inspection in your WETAXI workshop).
When the brake discs are changed.
Depending on the type and driving environment, the wear will be higher for the same vehicle. By way of illustration, urban use wears down the brakes more quickly than road or motorway use. Manufacturers recommend changing the brake fluid every 2 years.
Good brake maintenance will prevent damage to other parts and, in addition, considerably reduce the risk of accidents. Our recommendation is that you check the brake pads and discs every 6 months or 20,000 km and the brake fluid every 2 years.
Why change brake pads and discs?
Used brakes have a lower quality contact surface with the disc, which reduces braking efficiency and may lead to the need for a brake change. Especially they should be changed if the disc shows marks and when the pad holder touches the edge of the disc. Therefore, it is mandatory to check the condition of the brake pads to keep the brakes in optimal conditions.
A basic knowledge of the operation of this system will help us to interpret possible signs of failure and also to become aware of the importance of maintenance and to change the pads and change the brake discs on time.
Due to wear, the brakes gradually lose effectiveness and the driver adapts to these changes. As time goes by, the braking distance increases, the pedal becomes more spongy, and we don't realize that we have to take it to the workshop to check the brakes.
How do we change the brake pads and discs in WETAXI ?
At WETAXI we make the change of your car pads for high quality and durability pads.
The brake change operation includes:
Specific pad set for your car
Labor of the operation to be carried out
Review of more than 15 security points.
In WETAXI the change of brakes and pads is very easy. When we talk about the safety elements in a car, one of the most important is the braking system, which we must keep in perfect condition for optimal use. Not only must we change the brake pads when they have reached their end, but we must also take into account if it is necessary to carry out a brake disc change