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Jeep Liberty Brake Disc and Pad Kit

Tips Owners Can Use to Clean and Maintain the Jeep Liberty Brake Disc and Pad Kit

Many Jeep Liberty owners often leave the maintenance of their truck to their trusted mechanic, but there are some things you can do to help keep these essential brake parts in top shape. Regular maintenance of the brakes can spell the difference between enjoying a long-lasting braking system to buying an expensive Jeep Liberty brake and pad kit before the scheduled replacement. Below are some maintenance tips Jeep Liberty owners can use for their truck's brake discs and brake pads.

  • Make sure to change the brake fluid regularly.

Manufacturers often suggest replacing the brake's hydraulic fluid once every 20,000 to 30,000 miles. While brake fluid runs inside a sealed circuit, it absorbs moisture from the brake lines over time, resulting in a lower boiling point for the fluid. In turn, this will cause the brakes to overheat more easily, resulting in damage to both the brake pads and the discs.

  • Take note of squealing noises

Do you hear a squealing or screeching sound whenever you brake? Check the brake pads and rotors as soon as you can. In the best case scenario, the brake pads are worn and simply need replacing; many brake pads sold today have so-called wear indicators – usually a piece of spring steel that scrapes against the disc - that generate a distinctive noise once it becomes worn to the point of replacing. However, if the brake pads are not the problem it may be caused by a rusted or damaged brake rotor, which in many cases will require costly replacement.

  • Remove dirt using brake cleaner.

It's normal for the brake disc to acquire a layer of dust on its surface. In fact, this can actually help the brake pads grip the disc better. However, too must dust, dirt, or grime can prevent the pads from engaging the disc properly, resulting in slips or potentially damage to the brake disc surface. So once the disc becomes dirty, it has to be cleaned using brake cleaner.

To clean the brake disc, lift the car up with a jack and remove the wheel. With the rotor now exposed, spray the surface with a liberal amount of brake cleaner and let the solution drip onto an oil pan below. Take note that brake cleaner contains harmful chemicals, so make sure to wear protective gloves and eyewear and spray the cleaner in a well ventilated area.

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  • Jeep Liberty Brake Disc and Pad Kit Replacement: Tips for Beginners

    Replacement of your Jeep Liberty brake disc and brake pads is a task we often leave to mechanics, but if you have the tools on hand and the time to spare, it is possible to do it in your own garage. There are many stores today that offer the Jeep Liberty brake disc and pad kit, which contains all the parts that you need to get a brand new disc brake up and running. To help you further, here are some tips on how to install a brake disc and pad kit on your Jeep Liberty compact SUV:

    Tip #1: Start with one side first.

    Working on one brake assembly first before dealing with the other makes installation easier and faster. You can also turn the steering wheel so that the wheel you are working on is angled out for easier access to the brake's components.

    Tip #2: Loosen the lug nuts first before raising the wheels.

    There will be more resistance to work against while the wheels are on the ground. Take note, however, that you should only loosen but not remove the lug nuts entirely as doing so may cause the wheels to fall off, resulting in injury and damage to your SUV.

    Tip #3: Secure the hydraulic lines.

    The brake lines containing hydraulic fluid are connected to the brake disc via the caliper, and once the brake disc is removed the hose and the caliper will start to leak. Place a clean oil pan underneath the brake hose to catch fluid dripping from the hose and dispose of it accordingly. Also, make sure that the lines do not dangle especially if they are still connected to the caliper; use a string or a plastic tie to secure them onto the frame.

    Tip #4: Throw away the pads' old retaining clips.

    Even if they are still appear to be in good condition, it is best to chuck the old retaining clips of your brake pads rather than reusing them. Most if not all brake disc and pad kits often come with a set of retaining clips, so there's no good reason for you to reuse the old ones.