Don’t wait for your brake to malfunction; better keep a spare handy - Shop at Parts Avatar Aftermarket Auto Parts for replacement brakes today!
Brakes are the most important car part and yet, not often being the most visible one, it is often the most neglected car part. It is not until one undergoes a brake failure while driving that one is reminded of the existence of brakes. For this very reason, people are seen carrying spare wheels, on the back compartment of their vehicle, but rarely spare brakes. Sure, brakes are much harder to replace than wheels, but what most people don’t get is that having replacement brakes in handy is more essential than other replacement auto parts.
The malfunctioning or jamming of brakes has been seen as the most common reason behind road accidents. This is also frequent in winters when the streets and highways are cakes with snow or iced over. Without a properly function strong grip of a brake, vehicles can easily slide over to the wrong side of a two-way street, causing a major collision. Brakes in good condition are also a life-saver when it comes to driving at night, with poor lighting. It is often difficult for heavy duty vehicles like trucks and buses, carries huge loads, to swerve around a broken tree or deer that has found its way into the middle of the road. These vehicles increasingly depend on fully functioning brakes to halt their vehicles at the right time.
Who Should Keep Spare Brakes In Handy?
Keeping spare brakes in stock is specially recommended for drivers and car owners who are not in the habit of taking their vehicles for full “health” checkups in regular intervals. Their extent of taking care of their cars include nothing more than a basic repainting job every blue moon and straightening out a dent on the hood. They do not pay much attention to brakes and their wear and tear with prolonged use. Keeping brakes in handy at least ensures a speedy replacement without delay as soon as brakes give out.
Carrying replacement auto parts like brakes is also advised for bag-packers who tend to travel long distances like cross-country tours. A greater use of brakes tends to bring down their quality faster, hence the need to keep some in stock. People suffering from wander thirst often love to travel to some of the remote areas of the country or world, where they might not find the brake that matches the exact make or model of their vehicle. This is another reason why car owners should keep a replacement brake with them at all times.
Brakes do not have any standardization as such, except the fact that they serve the same purpose. While some vehicles might only have front brakes, other will have both front and rear brakes. From the brake pads to the hardware to the brake light switch (which indicates to one’s fellow vehicles on the road when one hits brakes) can vary to a great deal, depending on which car you drive. Then, there are an array of components that are required if one wishes have one’s car brakes assembled.
Regardless of whether you drive a Honda Civic or a BMW, Parts Avatar Aftermarket has all necessary aftermarket auto parts that one could possibly need to replace or install brakes.
Here are a few components of brakes that you can find here:
- · Front Brake Hardware
- · Front Brake Hydraulics
- · Front Brake Pads and Shoes
- · Front Brake Rotors And Drums
- · Master Cylinder
- · Brake Light Switch
- · Power Booster and ABS
- · Rear Brake Hardware
- · Rear Brake Cables
- · Rear Brake Hydraulics
- · Rear Brake Pads and Shoes
- · Rear Brake Rotors and Drums
- · Wheel Bearings and Seals
How Can You Tell That Brakes Need Replacing?
One of the most enquired questions in regards to brakes is how can one know that a brake is at its limit? While experienced drivers often have their “spidey senses” tingling when they have a feeling that their brake needs changing, first-time drivers need to keep their eyes and ears trained to detect certain symptoms that will surely indicate that a brake or some of its components are past their prime. Drivers or car owners should not waste any time in replacing their car brakes right away if that happens.
Here are a few ways that one can know for sure that the time has arrived for a replacement of brakes:
· Some of the older models or inexpensive brakes will make squeaking noise every time the driver presses the brake, indicating that the brake needs to be replaced soon.
· More modern car brakes have sensors installed underneath the pads, which act as an alert system. As soon as it’s time for the driver to get new car brakes, a light will start to flash on the dashboard.
· The brake pads get lower with constant use. A time will come when one would need to push down on the rotor with extra force to apply the brakes, which also lowers the brake fluid in the reservoir. In many cases when the brake fluid gets alarmingly low, a warning light will flash on the instrument cluster, letting on know that a brake replacement is needed.
· One of the definite visible signs of your car needing a brake change is when the material covering the brake pads wears off completely and the driver’s foot comes in contact with the metallic surface of the motor.
Keeping your brakes in check is not merely a personal choice, but actually a legal requirement in almost every country around the globe. This is because not having your car brakes in the top notch condition may not only end up costing your life and the ones accompanying you in the vehicle at the time, but also the lives inside the vehicle(s) you collide with on the road. In Parts Avatar Canada, you can shop for brakes from an array of top car brands at your disposal. You also have the option of filtering down your options by choosing the manufacturer you want to purchase the aftermarket car parts from.