CheCk the bRakes

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Fuzz Townshend’s Top Tips -

Wheels off and check pads and lin­ings for wear. Con­tam­i­na­tion may also have oc­curred. It’s a sim­ple fact that if you have vis­ual con­fir­ma­tion of the wear con­di­tion of your car’s brake fric­tion ma­te­ri­als and cor­re­spond­ing drums and discs, you will be bet­ter able to judge stop­ping dis­tances and ap­praise your po­si­tion in traf­fic and on the open road. On-car ma­chin­ing is a great op­tion for grooved but sal­vage­able discs and also per­fectly matches the ro­tor to the hub. Wheel cylin­ders and caliper pis­ton seals will of­ten harden and leak af­ter pe­ri­ods of in­ac­tiv­ity. Giv­ing the brakes a cou­ple of heavy ap­pli­ca­tions when sta­tion­ary and then in­spect­ing the ap­pa­ra­tus at the wheel ends may well re­veal the start of a fric­tion-re­duc­ing leak.

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