Clean brake fluid plays an important role in internally lubricating brake parts and this allows your car to stop efficiently, especially with heavy loads or high temperatures
When brake fluid absorbs humidity through microscopic pores in the hoses' and seals. This leads to the saturation on Brake fluids with water which renders your brakes ineffective. A situation like this could cause an accident.
These are vital parts in your car’s braking system. While the brakes are applied, their contact with the brake rotors are what enable you to stop. Over time, the interactions between these components causes the brake pads to wear down bit by bit reducing your braking ability. Neglecting brake pads maintenance will lead to severe damage and replacement of the brake rotors as metal components of the brake come in contact.
Brake rotors are yet another vital component of the braking system. This part is responsible for bringing your car to a safe and sound stop. The brake pads clamp down on the brake rotors (or discs) - in order to stop the wheels from turning. In other words, you can rightly say, that the brake rotors are just as important as the brake pads when it comes to stopping the vehicle effectively.
You will notice a high-pitched screeching sound when putting pressure to your brakes. This is an evident that your brake pads have worn and needs replacement.
If your brake is failing, you’ll notice a sharp, chemical odor after repeated hard braking on steep roads. This is a sign that your brake or clutch is overheated. Be sure to pullover as soon as you noticed this, take a look at your parking brakes to ensure it’s fully released and give the brake time to cool.
Shaking in the steering wheel or vibration when you apply the brakes may be the result of an uneven rotor. Brake rotors are big discs that sit inside of the wheels. When you hit the brake pedal, the brake pads hug the rotors, slowing them and your vehicle. Reduced responsiveness or fading of the brake pedal. So, if you feel grinding or growling when you match the brake pedal – then it likely means that your brake pads are almost worn out completely. There are other signs of braking system failure.
However, not every brake noise or sign is going to cost you. Chances are that it could be a harmless squeal from certain material in brake pads, possibly dust or moisture somewhere in the braking system that isn’t causing the issue.