All About Brake Inspections


What’s Involved In A Brake Inspection?

Getting a brake check (also called a brake inspection) is vital to ensuring the continued safety of yourself and your vehicle. But what’s involved in a brake inspection?

While different cars have different brake systems, here’s a general idea of what is involved in a brake inspection.

Check the disks
Disks are vital to stopping the movement on the wheel when pressure is applied to the brakes. Each disk should be checked for rough spots or signs of damage. Ideally, you want each brake to be shiny with relatively little sign of wear. Disks that are  damaged should be replaced immediately.

Inspect brake pads
At the top of each brake disk there are pads that work with the disks to stop the vehicle. Over time, these wear away and need to be replaced. During a brake inspection, pads with less than 1/8” left should be replaced. Fortunately, brake pads are inexpensive and a quick fix.

Examine brake lines
Brake lines can become cracked, corroded, and rigid. During every brake check, rubber lines should be looked over and checked to ensure they are still soft and rubbery instead of hard or cracked. Also, check the hard metal brake lines for signs of cracking or corrosion.

Brake Masters® is the expert in brake inspections. In fact, Brake Masters was the very first major chain to offer free brake checks. If you have any questions regarding your brakes, please visit your local Brake Masters right away.