Your brakes save your life every single day. It’s imperative that you also take care of them by performing routine checks with required maintenance on a regular basis.
It is recommended that you check your brake fluid, brake cables, and friction material every 10,000 miles and every 20,000 miles you should change your brake fluid to ensure your families safety on the road. In Roseville, BMW service centers are limited. However, consider yourself luck as Ryan G. Motorworks is one of the regions premium service centers offering the best service and care for precious vehicle.
IMPORTANCE OF CHANGING FLUID
It is always good to inspect that your brake fluid is at an appropriate level. When checking this, you should also check the color; making sure that the fluid isn’t a milky color. If it is, this means that either condensation or water has gotten into your lines and it needs to be changed ASAP. If your contaminated brake fluid remains in the vehicle, you can count on it to ruin your master cylinder in your brake system and wear down your wheel cylinders. When changing your brake fluid, it’s just as important to bleed the lines prior to adding new fluid. Bleeding the brake lines typically takes two people, one to pump the brakes and the other to watch the bleeder so that you can close the valve when fluid begins to pass through. This removes all of the air out of your brake lines and ensures that your car will stop properly every time. When performing the next brake job on the vehicle, you should replace the calipers, the wheel cylinder, along with the brake hardware.
WHEN IS IT TIME TO CHANGE MY BRAKE PADS?
Brake maintenance isn’t a challenging process, however, it is very important that you make sure that it is done correctly. Inspect your brake pads and rotors for wear regularly. When driving, if you feel like it’s taking more pressure on your brake pedal to slow down or come to a complete stop, it is likely that it is time to replace. If you’re hearing a high pitched squealing coming from your wheel well means it’s time to change your pads. You can check these by removing your tires. If it’s showing so much wear that you can only see a little portion of the pad, it is definitely time to get those changed.
WHEN CHOOSING A PAD, WHAT MATERIAL SHOULD I CHOOSE?
A thorough comprehensive brake job on your vehicle will include
- refinish rotors
- refinished drums
- replacement of the existing brake pads/shoes
- further inspect
- repack wheel bearing
- replace the grease seal
You always want to make sure to replace your pads with the same time of friction material that is being taken off of your vehicle, whether it be organic or semi-metallic.
It is always recommended that your BMW is serviced by a certified trained professional who knows your BMW being able to identify any problems and offer adequate solutions. To save you time, money and peace of mind be sure to visit Ryan G. Motorworks for your next BMW service and repair in Roseville.