1. Regular Inspections: It’s important to visually inspect your brakes regularly. Look for signs of wear such as thin brake pads, grooves in the rotors, or leaks around the brake lines.
  2. Brake Fluid Inspection and Flush: Brake fluid should be checked regularly and replaced as needed. Contaminated or low brake fluid can lead to brake failure.
  3. Pad Replacement: Brake pads wear down over time and need to be replaced periodically. This is typically required every 20,000 to 60,000 miles, depending on your driving habits and the type of pads used.
  4. Rotor Resurfacing or Replacement: Rotors can become warped or grooved, affecting braking performance. They may need to be resurfaced or replaced during brake service.
  5. Caliper Inspection: Calipers can become stuck or seize, leading to uneven braking or brake drag. Inspect calipers for signs of damage or malfunction during brake service.
  6. Brake Line Inspection: Check brake lines for leaks, corrosion, or damage. Damaged brake lines should be replaced immediately to prevent brake failure.
  7. Brake System Bleeding: Air bubbles can get trapped in the brake lines, affecting brake performance. Bleeding the brake system removes air and ensures proper brake function.
  8. Parking Brake Adjustment: The parking brake should be inspected and adjusted regularly to ensure it holds the vehicle securely.
  9. Wheel Cylinder Inspection (for drum brakes): If your vehicle has drum brakes, inspect the wheel cylinders for leaks or damage during brake service.
  10. Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Inspection: If your vehicle is equipped with ABS, ensure that the system is functioning properly. ABS warning lights should be investigated promptly.
  11. Professional Maintenance: While some brake maintenance tasks can be performed by DIY enthusiasts, it’s often best to entrust brake repairs to professional mechanics, especially for complex issues or repairs involving safety-critical components.
  12. Use Quality Parts: When replacing brake components, use quality parts from reputable manufacturers to ensure optimal performance and safety.


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