Lexus GS300 Brake Disc
Simple Techniques to Prolong the Lifespan of Your Lexus GS300 Brake Disc
One of the strongest assets of your car lies in its performance; the engine and the chassis are some of these performance assets. However, any vehicle won't function properly without a properly working brake. This means that you need to maintain the brake disc in the same way that you care for the engine, the transmission, and other crucial components of your car. You don't need to have professional experience when it comes to maintaining your Lexus GS300 brake disc. All you need is a little time and some patience to work through the routine.
- Use a cleaner to get rid of dirt and debris.
Cleaning your brakes should be done meticulously, as any leftover dirt and dust can speed up the component's deterioration. The brake disc doesn't require a complicated cleaning technique. In fact, you just need to spray some brake cleaner to loosen up dirt and grime that had accumulated on the disc's flanges.
Guarantee that the brake cleaner you're going to use is safe for your vehicle. Otherwise, you may do more harm than good, and damage the brake disc in the process. Read the product label, or simply ask your mechanic for a recommendation on which brake cleaner to use for your car.
- Change the brake pads regularly.
Since they work hand-in-hand with the brake disc, the brake pads play a significant role in the deterioration of the brake disc. Make sure that you replace the brake pads regularly to prevent having direct metal-to-metal contact between the disc and the pads' metal backing.
When the disc gets into direct contact with the metal backing of the pads, it develops deep grooves on the flanges. This can make the brakes squeal every time you press on the pedal. Plus, it can lead to the disc becoming too thin to function properly.
- Remove corrosion by scrubbing rust off the disc.
Don't wait for rust to eat up on the entire brake disc. Once you spot corrosion forming on the brake disc's surface, get rid of it as soon as possible; the earlier you eliminate rust, the higher the chances to save your brake disc. Connect a drill to a wire brush, and scrub off rust on the disc's flanges. Continue scrubbing until all of the corroded areas are free of rust.