Subaru Impreza Brake Disc
Tips to Keep Your Subaru Impreza Brake Disc in Top Condition
It is your Subaru Impreza brake disc that presses against the brake pads to slow down your ride safely. Because it produces heat and friction along with the pads, it wears out over time. Thus, you must know how to maintain it to maximize its service life and prevent it from wearing out and getting damaged prematurely. Here are tips to keep your brake disc functioning efficiently:
- Surface rust can be removed easily but consult a professional for heavy rust accumulation.
If you notice that rust is accumulating on the surface of your brake disc, there is no need to worry because the contact of the brake pads against your disc can remove the rust. But you can also take away the rust by using a sandpaper to buff the surface of your brake disc. You can do this while the caliper is removed, which serves as the housing of the brake pads. However, if you notice that the rust on your brake disc has already accumulated in huge amounts, you must consult a professional if your brake disc needs to be repaired or replaced.
- Drive moderately to give your brakes enough time to cool down.
You must also take note of your driving habits in order to keep your brake disc functioning well. This is because a large amount of hat is produced and generated when the brake pads press against your brake disc. These two brake components do not have ample time to cool down especially when in constant use, so they usually fade because of the heat damage. To prevent this situation, you must give your vehicle enough time to cool down by gradually reducing your braking speed. This allows the internal vanes of your brake disc to regulate the air flow.
- Be careful not to lubricate your brake disc to keep its friction with the pads.
Keep in mind that you should not put grease or any lubricant on your disc and pads. Although some components of your braking system need lubrication, you must not forget that the friction between your brake disc and pads is what brings your vehicle to a stop. So your brakes can be damaged if you lubricate the said components. Instead, apply the brake grease or lubricant in the brake caliper. This part keeps the brake pads moving and pressing against your brake disc, so it must be lubricated properly.