Your vehicle’s brake system is way more than just the pedal. You should know other various connected pieces work together in the brake system. Depending on the type of vehicle, if one of the small pieces develop a fault, this could stop your brake from working properly, or not even work at all.
Here are some of the major brake repairs to give your vehicle:
1. Shoe Replacement
This is one of the most basic brake repairs done on vehicles. Usually, it is recommended to have a brake pad replacement after every 20,000 miles. Although, some pads can still work properly for up to 50,000 miles while some pads wear out around 10,000 miles. If your brakes are screeching or sticking, that means it’s due for a checkup, and you need to go to a brake repair shop.
2. Replacing the Brake Lines
This is more of an emergency-style situation when it comes to car brake repairs. These lines usually convey the fluid from your master cylinder throughout the entire brake system. The fluid keeps everything well lubricated and in good working condition. So, it is important to keep it clean. Dirt in the brake lines can lead to problems for other parts of the brake system, and this must be avoided. It is sometimes possible to patch a line instead of replacing it. If there are bigger holes, then you may need to get new lines. One of the signs of a faulted line is when it becomes difficult to stop the car.
3. Master Cylinders
Master cylinders hardly ever need to be replaced. What this component does is to regulate the pressure of the fluid conveyed by the brake lines. It is comprised of many pistons and valves as well as a reservoir for brake fluid. Cars are usually built with a caster cylinder that would last throughout the lifetime of that car. Nevertheless, there is a tendency that things may go wrong at any time. Dirt can get into the clean system and wreak havoc on every single piston and valve. If this happens, it is advisable you replace the whole thing instead of trying to find out the specific part that has a fault.