3.12. Problems with brakes

Pumping of the brake system
Check of the brake system

The brake system of your car is supplied by the vacuum amplifier and is quite effective. Decrease in efficiency of braking, a car drift when braking testify to need to urgently check brakes.

Regularly check the level of brake fluid in a tank of the main brake cylinder. Level of brake fluid has to be between tags of "MAX" and "MIN" on a tank wall.

Falling of level of liquid demonstrates or leak of brake fluid from system, or about excessive wear of brake shoes. If on an instrument guard the lamp signaling about the low level of brake fluid lit up, you do not hurry to add it at once, at first check thickness of overlays of brake shoes: can be, time to replace blocks came?
Producers of the car recommend to replace through a certain period all brake fluid in system. Some drivers scorn this opinion as liquid in a tank seems to them quite pure, and it is absolutely vain. The matter is that brake fluid is very hygroscopic — it absorbs moisture from air, and this moisture not only destroys over time the surfaces of brake cylinders, pipelines and, as a result, leads to premature failure of knots of the brake system, but also significantly reduces temperature of boiling of brake fluid. Normal temperature of boiling of the Neva brake fluid – 190 °C, Tom – 210 °C, "Dew" – 260 °C. At frequent intensive braking disk brakes of forward wheels very strongly heat up and at high content of water brake fluid can boil that, as a rule, leads to refusal of brakes.