Common Problems Encountered With the Audi A6 Brake Disc
Knowing that you're safe while driving your Audi A6 on the highway is priceless. Your safety on the road greatly depends on the most important safety feature of your car-the braking system. Your car's braking system is made up of different components that must be maintained and kept at top condition at all times. One of the important parts of your braking system that require an equal amount of attention and care is the brake disc. Your brake discs may develop problems overtime, affect your car's braking performance, and increase the risk of accidents on the road. Here are the common problems that you might experience with your Audi A6's brake disc and how you can avoid them.
Vibration on the pedal brake due to a warped brake disc
If you're noticing vibrations or judder when you apply the brakes, this could be the result of warped discs. There are many things that could cause a brake disc to get warped. The excessive heat that it gets exposed to for a long period of time is one of the major causes of a warped brake disc. This happens especially if the heat is related to the excessive friction in the brake pads. Physical damages caused by faulty tools during repairs or tire changes can also lead to brake disc warping. Even damaged components such as faulty brake pads, brake calipers, and hub assembly may also result to damages and warping on the brake discs.
Rust on the brake disc
Moisture builds up easier and faster in your Audi A6's brake disc because this component is always out of the sunlight. Even common car maintenance like washing can result to a quick build-up of rust in your brake discs. However, this rust will also easily come off when the brake discs rub against the pads. That's why it's important to keep applying the brakes while you're driving as this will help clean your discs when they are starting to get rusty.
Overheating in the brake assembly
This problem occurs when the brakes remained applied. This is usually caused by fluid contamination in your brake system. If you have encountered this problem with your Audi A6's brake discs, it would be best to completely flush the system and replace all your brake fluid with a new one.