Garage owners always recommend checking brake pads and discs every 30,000 km. A well-maintained braking system is a guarantee of the effectiveness of your brakes and, above all, your safety. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the things you need to know to repair the brake lining of your car.
What is brake lining?
The brake pad makes your car slow down and stop. It rubs the brake discs or drums when you initiate the braking action. It softens the contact between the pads and the brake discs. For all these actions to be carried out without a hitch, the elements making up the brake must withstand drastic conditions such as high heat during friction. A good braking system must therefore be solid and resistant while being less harsh so as not to break the discs and drums.
How do I know if the brake lining is faulty?
When anomalies appear in your brakes, it is difficult to define that its origin is the lining. However, you should immediately go to a professional mechanic when the following signs appear:
- Strident noises are heard with each braking
- Braking becomes more difficult
- The brakes wear out more quickly
- Noises are heard even without braking.
Don’t ignore problems like this. The longer you delay the repair, the more you put your safety at risk, and the higher your future bill will be.
What are the different types of brake lining wear?
Severely damaged linings will disintegrate so that the brake pads and discs will wear out more quickly. You should know that trim in good condition is at least 2 mm. This thickness can only be verified by visual inspection. To do this, the wheel must be removed and then turned to access the calliper and the brake pads. The different faults you may see are:
- The lining and the plate are no longer united due to a lack of rust, assembly or thermal and mechanical overload
- Streaks are visible on the upholstery due to the accumulation of dust and various soils
- The edges of the lining are damaged due to poor workmanship during assembly or a defective brake pad
- A thin layer of hard material appears on the brake lining due to the overloading of the brake pads
- The brake lining gets dirty due to poor maintenance.
When the brake lining requires a change, you must count between 30 and 120 euros. However, relining is an alternative to replacing your brakes.
How to reline the brake system?
To rebuild the brake mount properly, you need the skills of a mechanic who specializes in brake relining. A practical and economical solution, packing is generally done in six steps. To reline old brake shoes, you need to peel off the remnants of your old linings. The goal is to recover the brake shoe. It requires thorough cleaning using a specific machine. This device takes each of its elements in order to guarantee its adhesion before the bonding of the new brake lining.
Once the brake shoes have been painted, the specialist glues the previously prepared linings. After complete drying of the set of braking parts, the professional assemble them two by two. He uses a metal strap before placing them in the oven. A test and verification are required before the installation of the refurbished brakes. Now your car can drive smoothly.
A car is a big investment, and this is why you need to take care of it accordingly; one way to do this is t service it regularly. Sound off in the comments section below, and tell us what you want to read next and if you want to read more about car brakes.