Jeep Cherokee Brake Disc
Easy Maintenance Tips to Keep your Jeep Cherokee Brake Disc Running for a Long Time
The brake discs are among the most vulnerable parts of the Jeep Cherokee when it comes to wear, so it is important that these key brake parts are well-maintained. A worn brake disc is highly likely to malfunction, which is something you don't want when driving at high speeds. To prevent that from happening, here are some ways on how you can maintain the Jeep Cherokee brake disc:
- Don't be too harsh on the brakes.
One of the simplest yet most effective ways to keep the brake disc in your Jeep in good condition is by being gentle on the brakes. Sudden, hard braking can cause the brake disc and the brake pads to overheat, which in turn can lead to other brake-related ills including a pulsating brake pedal to cracked and crystallized brake discs.
- Make sure that the brake fluid levels are OK.
A dip in the brake fluid level, often caused by a leak somewhere along the lines, can cause the caliper to become stuck and bit hard on the brake disc, damaging its surface in the process. So if you notice that the brake fluid in your Jeep is low, check the brake lines and the caliper for signs of leaks before refilling it with a fresh batch.
- Don't forget to replace them regularly as well.
Ideally, hydraulic brake fluid should be replaced every two years. This is because brake fluid has the tendency to absorb moisture from the air, lowering its boiling point and making the brake fluid, the brake discs, and the brake pads susceptible to overheating. Also, if the fluid has been contaminated with rust, dirt, and other particulates, it must be drained off and replenished as soon as possible.
- Clean dirty discs with brake cleaner.
While a bit of brake dust and dirt on the brake disc is normal and wont hamper its operation, too much of it will. So once there is a sufficient buildup on and around the brake disc surface, clean it off with commercial brake cleaner. In a well ventilated area, spray a liberal amount of the cleaner directly onto the brake disc and let it dry on its own. The cleaning solution should be able to dissolve most impurities on the disc surface.