Neglecting your braking system can lead to increased repair costs, or worse, no brakes at all. Fortunately, paying attention to some of the signs of brake wear can keep you on top of stopping maintenance, saving you some money.

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Brakes are the most important active safety of a car and one of its key pieces. However, many drivers tend to ignore the fact. According to a statistics, about 40% of the defects detected by the ITV correspond to the brakes.

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Car Fluid Leaks: What to Do

If something has metal parts and moves, then fluid is most likely lubricating it. There are lots of moving parts in a car and many kinds of fluids. Fortunately, fluids differ in color, texture, and smell. Once you know what to look for, finding the source of your leak is much easier.

General Fluid Leak Tips

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Wheel care.

Keeping them looking good is easy. Use a “fat” soft paint brush with a mild detergent to clear away brake dust. “Simple Green” sold at Home Depot works great.

Stay away from car washes that use very strong brake dust cleaners. This can be very acidic and can dull the finish of your rims if it is not completely washed off and allowed to dry or cake on.

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