Volkswagen Jetta Brake Disc and Pad Kit
Tips to Keep the Best Performance of Your Volkswagen Jetta Brake Disc and Pad Kit
As a vehicle fit for the whole family, your Volkswagen Jetta is equipped with a braking system that promotes safety. Part of this is the brake disc and pad kit. Your brake pads press against the brake disc, in which the friction slows down or stops your ride. Thus, you must always maintain your brake disc and pad kit to avoid premature failing. Here are some tips that can help you:
- Use the right cleaning materials to get rid of dirt and other particles.
You cannot avoid dirt and dust particles from accumulating on your brake disc and pad kit but if you do not remove these particles immediately, your brake disc and pad kit may not be able to function properly. So for this matter, you must use a smooth cloth accompanied by an isopropyl alcohol for wiping the dirt off. This type of alcohol is non-toxic, and is not abrasive for your brake disc and pad kit because it dries up quickly. Moreover, it is recommended to have your brake disc and pad kit removed at least once a month for thorough cleaning with the help of a brake cleaner. This can break down unwanted particles and oily substances that settled on the braking components that can cause warping and premature failing.
- Give your brake disc and pad kit enough time to cool down.
Your brake disc and pads can generate a lot of heat when they press against each other. If these braking components overheat, then they will not be able to provide the friction that is needed when you step on the brake pedal. To prevent this situation, you must give ample time for your brakes to cool down. Moreover, do not consider letting your brake disc and pad kit cool down over a puddle of cold water. This is because the water can make the cooling down process faster, which is not beneficial for the components. Being exposed to puddles of water after accumulating too much heat from braking can damage the metal material of your brake disc and pad kit.
- Inspect the condition of your brake disc and pad kit to avoid further braking problems.
Your brake disc and pad kit must always be in good shape and thickness for proper functioning. So for this matter, you must check the condition of your brake disc and pads every time you reach 12,000 miles. If the lining of your brake pads remains 1/8 inch or less, you must replace them already. The same goes with an unsteady brake disc, which must be resurfaced or realigned immediately.