Every driver knows how essential their brakes are, and we won’t leave the importance of this assembly of parts understated either: without properly functioning brakes, your Jaguar is a safety hazard to you and those around you. Therefore keeping on top of brake servicing and repair is vital, and in this article we’ll be learning more about what your brakes need from you.
As mentioned, your brakes are a collection of different parts which all work together to keep your Jag safe. Therefore, ‘brake servicing’ can refer to a variety of different processes that need to be undertaken at different stages over the lifespan of your brakes. These maintenance processes usually take place as part of your all-around yearly servicing, so it’s important to keep up-to-date with them.
To give some examples of servicing practices, the brake pads and shoes need replacing every 20,000-60,000 miles dependant on the vehicle and driving habits, and the brake rotor will sometimes either need to be polished or replaced at the same time that the pads are replaced. The brake caliper, however only needs to be replaced when required, and the brake fluid needs to be flushed out once every 2 years.
Brake servicing is defined by mechanics as a performance-based service, which is why the time and mileage estimates for repair are so vague. This is because, aside from being inspected as part of a yearly service or at every oil change, whether or not your Jag’s brakes need looking at will all depend on how they feel and how they perform. There are a huge number of factors that can determine how often your brakes need servicing including:
If your Jaguar is experiencing any one of these symptoms then you should bring it in for repair as soon as possible to ensure your car remains safe and roadworthy:
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