Note from Infinitum:
Tony Castleman left us a note on our Facebook Page yesterday to update us on how he is still benefiting from the desulfator units he purchased from us in November 2007. (Do excuse him if he got the date of his purchase wrong as it was certainly a very long time ago but we kept the record of his purchase). So not only is has his batteries lasted so long, the unit he purchased is still working almost 8-years later.
Automotive brakes work by applying friction from the brake pads against the disc brake in each wheel. This same friction over time will produce wear and tear. Unlike the routine automotive service maintenance schedule which is determined by mileage or time, the indicator for the replacement of worn out brake pads isn't that simple as it is affected by driving styles, traffic and road conditions. So what would be some indicators to know that it is time to replace brake pads, brake disc or both?
1. Visual Inspection
As your brakes wear out, the most obvious sign you will notice is excessive brake dust residue that accumulate over the wheels of your vehicle. This accumulation of this brake dust will rust and will form a brown to dark brown tinge.
2. Physical Inspection Of Disc Brakes
Disc brakes are visible and accessible with most modern automotive wheel designs. You can physically inspect the brakes when they have cooled if the vehicle had just been used. Disc brakes work when the brake pads clamp on to the disc brake from the center so over time the center side of the disc brake will wear out more than the outside rim. So you can tell the degree of wear by running your fingers from the inside to the outer edge on the disc brake. This form of inspection however is not possible with drum brakes where the brakes are concealed and inaccessible.
DOUBLE YOUR BATTERY LIFESPAN