Here’s How to Maintain Car Brakes So as not to ‘Barge’

DAPURPACU – Failed brakes are one of the causes of road accidents. Here it is confirmed that the braking system is not working properly, which is due to the function of some components that are no longer fit for use.

Even so, there are many ways that this condition does not occur when you are driving on the road. Of course, there are many causes that make the braking not optimal.

It is recommended not to step on the brake pedal when it is not needed for a long period of time, as heat due to friction is stored in the brake calipers and causes the brakes to fail.

Also avoid forcing full brakes on steep downhill roads and are encouraged to take advantage of the engine brake by lowering the transmission gear position.

Sometimes the brakes may not work optimally when it rains or after crossing a road that is wet due to standing water. Immediately lower the speed of the car when going through a wet road.

Take time to rest when traveling long distances, at least every 3 hours to give the brake system a chance to release its heat.

Then, how do you care for car brakes to keep them functioning properly? First and foremost, AutoFamily is required to check the brake fluid level in the storage tube at least once a month.

Immediately add if it is lacking with brake fluid in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations. Also check around the brake fluid tube for potential leaks, especially around the hose connection.

The chemical formula in brake fluid has a useful life. If forced, brake pressure can be lost and car brakes fail because the quality of brake fluid decreases.

We recommend that the brake fluid is completely drained and replaced every 40,000 km, or every 2 years to maintain its quality. Perform cleaning of the brake fluid tube along with draining the brake fluid to prevent sludge and even mildew.

Do not delay to replace the brake pads if it is recommended to be replaced. At the same time, check the condition of the disc or brake drum. The function of the piston is to move the brake lining clamp caliper to the brake disc.

Perform checks to make sure the piston is not jammed, especially from rust and damage to the rubber parts of the piston.

The hand brake does not rely on the same system as a car brake so that it can function as an emergency brake when the main brake fails. Check the parking brake condition so there is no problem when needed.

The wisest step to anticipate this is to perform periodic servicing at authorized workshops or workshops with your trusted partner. Or AutoFamily can immediately visit the Auto2000 repair shop, because the technician will check the condition of the entire brake system.

Don’t hesitate and feel free to discuss with the Auto2000 repair shop Service Advisor if you think something is wrong with the car braking system.

AutoFamily will be offered a SPONTAN Package (Standby Care Coupon) for Toyota cars with an odometer above 50,000 km, or no quota for periodic free service.

AutoFamily can take advantage of three package options by simply visiting the Auto2000 Digiroom. There are clearly listed items that will be received when taking the package.

“Auto2000 provides an opportunity for AutoFamily for regular service using the SPONTAN Package as an effort to maintain the health of the car braking system,” said Nur Imansyah Tara, Aftersales Division Head Auto2000. [dp/MTH]

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