Familiarize Yourself With Excellent Brake Service

car mechanic repairs brakes from vehicle in a workshop

If you are unfamiliar with the ways and works of cars, you’ve come to the right place! Even if you are a car expert, you might need to freshen up on your vehicle brake knowledge! The vehicle’s brakes are definitely one of the most important parts, and the most crucial to passenger safety. Learning the basics of brakes can be fun, and life-saving, so check out these fun facts about excellent brake service that you might not have already known!

Step-By-Step Instructions

  1. It is important that you wear gloves when working on car brakes. There are hard metal edges that can potentially cut open your skin. Gloves are also just generally a good way to keep clean.
  2. When working on car brakes, it is important that the tires are secured with blocks of wood or concrete to ensure that the car doesn’t roll away.
  3. Before working on your vehicle’s brakes, you should make sure you have all of the tools and equipment close by.
  4. It is crucial that you check our your vehicle’s owner’s manual for important information, such as jack points. You need to jack up the front of your vehicle to begin working on the brakes.
  5. Make sure not to get any grease or lubricant on the brake pad or rotor surface. Excess grease or lubricant will reduce your vehicle’s stopping power.
  6. When using the caliper compressor to retract the pistons in the caliper, make sure the brake master cylinder’s fluid levels do not overflow.
  7. Time to put those wheels back on! First thing’s first, slide on the wheel and get every lugnut finger tight on the hub’s threads.
  8. Then you will tighten each lug nut using a ratchet. Tighten the lugs one after the other, moving clockwise, skipping the lug immediately next to the one you are tightening.
  9. Skipping a lug like that ensures the wheel seats well on the hub.

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Our Service Center at Thomasville Toyota

While these tips might help you in case of an emergency, it is always recommended that you let a professional check out your vehicle. Let us take care of you and your vehicle! Stop by our service department at Thomasville Toyota or give us a call at (229) 584-0865 today!