It is true that brake discs are often the most neglected part of our car. Because they’re the part of your car that allows you to brake (you don’t need a driver’s license to do it), they’re more often than not neglected and left to the elements. This is a huge problem and it will need to change if car companies are going to stop blaming the motorist for the breakdown of their cars.
There have been numerous studies showing that brake disc failures are a major cause of accidents. In fact, a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that of the 6,000 car accidents reported in 2007, about 2% involved a brake problem. The results of this study are very concerning because the number of accidents caused by brake disc failures is only one of the two main factors that prevent the motorist from leaving the car in a safe manner.
We’ve seen these things happen so many times in our lives and we’ve had to learn to deal with them. In this trailer we’re going to talk about the benefits of braking and how to do it better.
There is almost certainly one reason for brake disc failures that is not immediately obvious. The other main factor that prevents a motorist from leaving the car in a safe manner is the braking system itself, which is extremely prone to failure. The brake pads wear out so quickly that the brake is almost useless. If you look at the car in this trailer at any point, that means that the brakes have failed and the car is in a life-threatening situation.
For this reason, many auto companies give their cars “preventive maintenance” where they replace the brake pads and calipers when they get a bit older. This is a huge reason why cars are so cheap in the first place, because it has saved more lives than just dying a horrible death on the side of the road.
You wouldn’t think that a car that’s been on the road for over 10 years is going to have a lot of brake pads and calipers, but if one of the major manufacturers had a car that had been in the shop like this for more than ten years, I’d be more inclined to believe that it’s because they had no brakes at all.
So how do you clean brake discs in a car that’s been on the road for more than ten years? Well, you just clean the brake pads and calipers by hand. Sounds simple, but you can’t wash everything in a car, even in its original packaging. You have to wash them a couple of times a year. Every single one of them.
It’s important to note that you can’t just wash the brake pads with a hose and soap, it takes a little bit of effort to get the whole of that thing off. This is because they’re made of special plastic that can’t be washed with soap and water. So you have to use a special product called a “mud cleaner” to get all the old stuff off.
Mud cleaner is the same product that you would use to clean an engine’s bearings. It’s a special product made from special plastics that are harder than anything else to get off, which is why it’s so hard to break a brake pad.
Mud cleaning is, of course, nothing new. Years ago it was used to clean an expensive car. This product will also clean your brake pads just like your engine bearings.