GMC Acadia Brake Disc
How to Look After Your GMC Acadia Brake Disc
The GMC Acadia can be an ideal crossover SUV for your family. It has the same genes that its bigger GMC siblings share. It offers both comfort and performance for your long trips from home. But with a V6 block, the vehicle definitely needs a quality GMC Acadia brake disc. Here are some tips on how to maintain it:
- Reduce the stress that the brake disc takes by being light on the gas pedal.
The condition of some of your vehicle's components is relative to the way you drive in all occasions. When you drive quickly close and let loose at neck-breaking accelerations, then expect that the wheels, suspension, engine, transmission, and your brake components will take a harsh beating. The brake disc is no exception. To be able to stop that much of a momentum, the caliper will have to clamp on to the disc tightly to induce the friction needed to stop. This can heat up the disc rapidly because of the frequency and intensity of the friction applied to it. What you can do is reduce the stress level it takes. You can prolong the life of your disc by being light on the gas pedal. Smooth driving enables you to have more control over your vehicle. It also reduces the need to stomp on your brake pedals so hard just to make your vehicle stop, therefore minimizing the unnecessary stress received by the brake components.
- Allow your brake disc to cool down before you proceed with a car wash.
There will be instances where you will be tempted to wash your Acadia right after a drive. That is a big no. You should remember that a sudden change in temperature in metals can hurt them badly. The same goes for the brake disc. The hot material that makes up the part can react to the sudden gush of cool water right after driving your vehicle. It can cause the disc to warp or break if you do. So before you wash your vehicle, make sure that you give ample time for the brake components to cool down as well.