KIA brakes are integral to ensuring your safety on the road. As one of the most important features in any vehicle, your KIA’s brakes should be inspected regularly to ensure they are functioning properly and are safe for the road.
First, the brake pads are what actually touch the rotor or drum when the brakes are applied. Depending on the type of vehicle you have, brake pads may vary in thickness. The thinkness affects the feel, noise and how many stopping forces are generated by the brakes. Thicker pads last longer, but also create more noise. Shiny brake pads are usually better, as they indicate they have not been worn down to their steel backing.
Next, the rotors must be inspected. It is the rotor that the brake pads contact when the brakes are applied. It is important to inspect the rotor for uneven wear and scoring. Uneven wear is usually a symptom of worn out brake pads, while scoring suggests brake pads that are either too hard or too soft.
Lastly, a key component to the brakes is the brake fluid. The brake fluid is a hydraulic fluid, so it must remain at the proper level and viscosity. If the fluid level is too low, that could be a sign of a leak somewhere in the system. Also, brake fluid will change in viscosity throughout the year due to different temperatures, so it is important to have the fluid replaced on a regular basis.
KIA brakes are an integral part of the safety of your vehicle. Through regular inspections and maintenance, you can make sure your brakes are properly functioning so you can stay safe on the road. Not only will taking preventative measures extend the life of your brake system, they can save you money in the long run as you won’t need to pay for costly repairs in the future.