When should you skim your brake discs

Mechanical Masters is an industry leader in automotive operations and services. We provide the highest calibre of services which includes a full car service, engine rebuilds and repairs, transmission and clutch repair, diagnostic testing, air conditioning services, electrical testing and installation.

Brake discs are predominantly utilised for the suspension of a car, motorcycle and bicycle and is gripped by brake pads which is held in a brake calliper. The brake disc has a versatile range of advantages which it dissipates heat quickly and thus gives a strong and consistent braking performance.

The high-performance applications of the brake disc ensure that the vehicle will comprise two discs attached side to side by various rotors. The disc will become ventilated, which in turn assists with cooling and performance.

Brake disc skimming should be completed periodically to ensure better quality and lower cost alternatives to disc replacements. The brake discs would become worn out when there is severe braking.

There are definitive ways to identify when the brake discs should be replaced. This includes the vibrating steering wheel or even the smell of burning rubber. Brake skimming should also be completed to improve wet-weather braking performance. The discs are also mounted to improve consistent performance.

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