Brake pads In the brake system of automobiles, brake pads are very critical safety parts.
The brake pads play a decisive role in the effectiveness of all brakes, so a good brake pad is the protector of people and cars. We must always check the brake pads to see if they need to be replaced.
How long does the brake pad need to be replaced?
The replacement time period of brake pads and brake discs is not fixed, which depends on the driving conditions of the vehicle, the frequency and strength of the driver's brake pedal. Generally, the replacement mileage of conventional brake pads is about 25,000-30,000 kilometers per driving.
The following are some special cases that need attention:
1. The brakes of novices generally step on more and consume more.
2. The automatic transmission costs more brake pads than the manual transmission, because the automatic transmission depends on the accelerator pedal and the brake pedal.
3. The wear of the brake pads of a car in the urban area will be faster than that of a car in the highway. Because I often drive in urban areas, I often have to stop and go, and I will use more brakes. It may take dozens of kilometers to slow down or stop when walking on the highway, and there are relatively few opportunities to use the brakes.
What are the tips for brake pad alarms
1. Driving computer prompt:
Generally, a red word "please check the brake pads" will appear in the alarm. Then there is an icon, which is a circle surrounded by a few dashed brackets. Generally, it shows that it is close to the limit and needs to be replaced immediately.
2. The brake pad comes with a warning sheet reminder:
The brake pads of some older vehicles are not connected to the trip computer, but a small iron plate for alarm is installed on the brake pads. When the friction material is worn out, the brake disc is not the brake pad, but the small iron plate for the alarm. At this time, the vehicle will make a harsh "chirp" sound of friction between metals, which is a signal to replace the brake pads.
3. Simple daily self-examination method:
Check whether the brake pads and brake discs are thin. You can use a small flashlight for observation and inspection. When the inspection finds that the black friction material of the brake pads is about to wear out, and the thickness is less than 5 mm, you should consider replacing it.
4. Car feel:
If you have more experience, you may feel that the brakes are softer when the brake pads are not available. This depends on your own driving experience for many years.