There are a number of safety devices on every Auto including the horn, wipers, safety glass and of course, the brakes. Automotive brakes are an assortment of components designed to halt a moving vehicle. This means that these components need to be able to handle a lot of heat and pressure. Unfortunately, some vehicle braking systems tend to go for long periods before being maintained. This can be a problem because worn braking surfaces can cause a lot of trouble. Consider the case where the front brake pads have worn down. When the driver presses the pedal, the pads push against the rotor. If the pads are worn to the metal, then that metal will rub the rotor making an awful noise. This noise is an indicator that the Brakes are gouging grooves in the rotor and need to be repaired.
The brakes in a Car will vary with the vehicle model. For instance, some vehicles will use disc brakes all around while certain models still use the drum system on the rear wheels. The latter method still functions fairly well since most of the braking action is on the front brakes anyway. Because of this difference in wear, it is usually possible to replace the back brakes less often than the front. However, it is still important that all the brakes are checked at the time of repair. One faulty set of brakes could cause a loss of vehicle control.
If the driver is unsure of the quality of the brakes, it may be possible to check their condition by looking for a few issues. For instance, is their any brake dust or fluid on the Tire? Brake dust is an indication that the pads are fairly worn. Unfortunately, brake fluid on the wheel is a sign of a leaking brake caliper or wheel cylinder. This particular symptom may be small drips on the wheel or the spreading pattern that occurs as the wheels spin. If fluid is visible, then a brake repair is in the immediate future because the system cannot hold enough pressure to stop properly. Keep the automobile safe by checking the level of pads and having the brakes serviced frequently.