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Significance Of Brake And Clutch Service

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Owning luxurious rides and simultaneously maintaining them are two dissimilar matters. Visiting a showroom and buying expensive cars and bikes is not all that one has to perform. Apart from flaunting your automobiles, you also need to keep a check on their parts by going for regular services. Clutch and brake service forms an utmost important part when your vehicles are going for an overhaul. Hence, if you are experiencing any flaws with your vehicle, then it should not be avoided. Read this article to collect information about the importance of brake and clutch service.

What are a brake and a clutch?

    • Brakes

It is a mechanical device fitted in your vehicles for slowing down or stopping your automobile by preventing its movement. They use friction between two surfaces to inhibit motion.

    • Clutch

It is a spinning disk that acts as a connection between the transmission and engine system in your cars/bikes. The clutch delivers power to the wheels and helps in changing gears.

How to inspect if your clutch and brake are wearing out?

With the help of some pointers, you can detect if your vehicle needs a car service or not!

Brake Inspection

    • If the brake pedal has become hard, low, spongy or soft.
    • If your brakes do not work properly when you give ‘Panic stops’.
    • If your vehicle suddenly starts veering to left or right.
    • If your vehicle loses its grip.
    • If you feel that the steering wheel starts shuddering.

Clutch Inspection

    • If you notice any change in engine speed, without acceleration.
    • Suddenly, if there is any change in the height of the clutch pedal.
    • If you perceive any change in the engine power when you are pulling a load.
    • If you detect some burning smell, coming from bonet.
    • If your vehicle’s engine is taking more RPMs to attain a certain speed.
    • If your clutch needs only a little pedal movement to disengage the vehicle.

Importance of Brake and Clutch Service

Following are some of the reasons that your automobile should go under the brake and clutch service.

    • By ignoring minor brake and clutch faults, you put your life in danger.
    • Car and bike accidents happen due to their failures. So, apart from putting your own life at risk, you also endanger the lives of everyone else sharing the roads.
    • The wearing out of these parts results in, limited lifespan of your automobiles.
    • Ultimately, neglecting such defects will lessen the resale value of your vehicles.

What all happens in a Brake and clutch service?

The brake and clutch service includes all the below-mentioned services!

During a Brake service

    • The checking of the wear levels of drum shoe pad and disk brake pad.
    • Replacement of shoe and brake pads if they have worn out.
    • Inspection and refilling of brake fluid levels.
    • Checking and replacement of components of the braking system.
    • Ensuring the working of newly fitted components by testing them thoroughly.
    • Checking of disc rotors.

During a Clutch service

    • Inspections of the flywheel, clutch disc, pressure plate, throwout bearing and pilot bearing.
    • Replacement of the clutch disc, which is the most important part.
    • Replacement of pressure plates if found to be worn out.
    • Either replacement or resurfacing of the flywheel.
    • Replacement of the throwout bearing, if required.

Checking of the fluid from the engine or transmission. Also, fixing any leakage that can do damage to the vehicle’s clutch mechanism.

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