The brakes on your Peugeot are a critical part of your car’s safety and performance. It is essential that you maintain and inspect your Peugeot brakes regularly, making sure to address any issues immediately if you encounter them. Maintaining and inspecting your Peugeot brakes should be done frequently and in a careful manner.
Checking your Brake Fluid
When you check the level of your brake fluid, you should use a clean, dry dipstick. Start by removing the cap on the reservoir. The real level of the brake fluid should be between the referenced marks or, if possible, at the maximum level indicated by the manufacturer. If the level is below the minimum mark, you need to add brake fluid to the reservoir. When adding the brake fluid, always use a product that was specifically designed by your car’s manufacturer.
Inspecting the Brake Pads
There are two reasons to inspect your brake pads: first, to ensure there is still enough brake pad material to allow for proper braking performance; and second, to check for any signs of wear that can be an indication of a problem with the brakes. To inspect the brake pads, examine the front and rear brakes and make sure that the brake pads are not worn down beyond the recommended minimum thickness level. If the pads are found to be too thin, you should replace them immediately.
Inspecting the Rotors
The rotors in your Peugeot brakes perform the vital task of creating sufficient friction to stop the vehicle when the brake pads are applied. Over time the rotors may become worn or damaged, and when this happens they need to be replaced or repaired. To inspect the rotors, you should inspect them visually for any noticeable damage or wear. You should also check the rotors for any signs of wobbling, which could indicate excessive warping. If you notice any of these issues, you should have your rotors inspected by a certified mechanic.
Inspecting the Brake Lines
Braking performance can be adversely affected by worn or ruptured brake lines. If you notice any leaking or ruptured brake lines, they should be replaced immediately. When inspecting the brake lines, look for any signs of damage, corrosion, or leaking. If the damage is severe enough, the lines must be replaced.
Inspecting the Brake Hoses
The hoses connect the brake caliper to the master cylinder and are responsible for providing hydraulic pressure to the brakes. Over time, these hoses can become weak or damaged, so you should inspect them regularly. Make sure to check for any cracks or other signs of damage, and be sure to replace any damaged hoses immediately.
Inspecting Your Parking Brake
Your parking brake is responsible for keeping your car stationary while parked. The parking brake should be tested periodically to make sure it is still in proper working order. To do this, you should disengage the parking brake and then check to see if the car is still stationary when the brakes are indeed engaged.
Finally, it’s important to be aware of any warning lights or issues concerning the brakes in your Peugeot. If you notice any strange noises, jerking, or shuddering when braking, be sure to bring your vehicle to a certified service center for inspection. By doing so, you can ensure that any issues with your brakes are corrected promptly, ensuring peak performance and maximum safety.