Why Are Brake Inspections Important?Jul 11th, 2023
How Do I Know When It Is Time For A Brake Inspection?
If you are asking yourself this question, it may be time to gain some peace of mind and get a comprehensive check up with the 55pt Inspection. We will check everything that needs to be looked at during the inspection including your brakes. Brake inspections are very important when maintaining the safety of your vehicle. In this blog, we will go over how brake inspections are conducted and why they are so important to add to your calendar when scheduling a service.
Brake inspections are of utmost importance when it comes to the safety and reliability of your vehicle. Here’s an expanded explanation on why brake inspections are crucial and why it’s essential to trust a certified Subaru technician to perform the inspection accurately.
Importance of Brake Inspections:
Brakes are a fundamental component of your vehicle’s safety system. Regular brake inspections help ensure that your brakes are in optimal working condition, providing reliable stopping power when you need it most. By inspecting the brake system, potential issues such as worn brake pads, damaged rotors, leaking brake fluid, or malfunctioning brake calipers can be identified early on, preventing brake failure and potential accidents.
Certified Subaru Technicians:
Trusting your brake inspection to a certified Subaru technician is highly recommended. These technicians have undergone specialized training and have in-depth knowledge of Subaru vehicles, including their brake systems. Their expertise allows them to accurately diagnose and address any brake-related issues specific to Subaru models. Additionally, certified technicians have access to the latest technical information, tools, and genuine Subaru parts, ensuring the highest quality service for your vehicle. Our staff at Ogilvie Subaru is full of dedicated technicians that know your vehicle inside and out!
Brake Inspection Process:
During a brake inspection, a certified Subaru technician follows a systematic process to thoroughly assess the condition of your vehicle’s braking system. The inspection typically includes the following steps:
- Visual Inspection: The technician visually inspects the brake components, such as brake pads, rotors, calipers, and brake lines, looking for signs of wear, damage, or leaks. They also check the brake fluid level and condition.
- Measurement of Brake Pad Thickness: Using specialized tools, the technician measures the thickness of the brake pads. If the pads are worn beyond the recommended limit, they will need to be replaced.
- Rotor Inspection: The technician inspects the brake rotors for any signs of warping, scoring, or uneven wear. These issues can affect braking performance and may require resurfacing or replacement of the rotors.
- Brake Caliper Examination: The technician examines the brake calipers for proper operation, checking for any signs of sticking, uneven pressure, or leaks. Malfunctioning calipers can cause uneven brake wear or poor braking performance.
- Brake Fluid Evaluation: The technician assesses the brake fluid’s condition and checks for any signs of contamination or degradation. Brake fluid should be clean and at the correct level to ensure efficient brake system operation.
- Test Drive: After the visual inspection, the technician may perform a test drive to evaluate the overall braking performance, including pedal feel, responsiveness, and any abnormal noises or vibrations.
By following this comprehensive brake inspection process, certified Subaru technicians can identify potential brake issues and recommend necessary repairs or maintenance to ensure optimal braking performance and safety.
Remember, regular brake inspections, ideally performed by a certified Subaru technician, are vital to maintain the safety and reliability of your vehicle. If you notice any signs of brake problems, such as squeaking or grinding noises, reduced braking effectiveness, or a pulsating brake pedal, it is crucial to have your brakes inspected promptly to prevent further damage and ensure your safety on the road.
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