Why Should Your Hino 195h Truck Have Regular Brake Inspections?
Chances are you didn’t invest in your Hino 195h for it to sit in the garage. You bought it to do a job – an important job – and you count on it to perform either as a single vehicle or part of your companies fleet of vehicles. To ensure that it stays in good working order, you need to make sure the brake pads are changed before they wear out.
Brake pads are one of the most vital parts of any vehicle. The safety of the driver, passengers, payload, and everyone around depends on those brake pads doing their job when you need them.
What do brake pads do?
A car needs energy to move. It takes energy from its fuel or battery and converts that energy into forward acceleration. When it’s time to stop, the energy of that forward acceleration must go somewhere. That’s where brake pads come in.
Brake pads are made of a friction material and a backing. The backing holds the friction material in place and allows the brake pad to connect to the calipers. When the driver brakes, the calipers squeeze the friction material to each wheel’s brake disc. The friction material rubs against the disc converting the car’s forward acceleration into heat. The heat dissipates quickly, allowing the car to slow down.
Overtime, the rubbing of the friction material against the brake disc wears away at the brake pad. This reduces its ability to brake effectively and requires that the brake pad be replaced. If worn brake pads are not replaced, the vehicle may not be able to stop, putting the driver and those around them at risk.
Signs It’s Time to Change Your Brake Pads
There are four key signs that suggest it may be time to change your brakes. Take your Hino 195h in for inspection if you encounter any of the following.
Squealing or screeching noises.
Brakes are designed to make a sharp squealing noise when they are nearing the end of their life. This is due to a small metal attachment in the brake pad backing. It sounds something like nails on a chalkboard.
When the friction material has completely worn away, the brakes will make a deep, metallic grinding or growling sound. This is caused by the brake backing rubbing along the brake disc. This indicates a serious problem. If this occurs, you should take your Hino in to have the brakes changed right away.
Less than a quarter inch.
If you notice there is less than a quarter inch (half a centimeter) of friction material left on your brake pads, they need to be replaced. Regular inspection of this kind can allow you to catch worn brakes before any of the other signs appear. When it comes to brake safety it is far better to be proactive than reactive.
What to Look for in Quality Hino Brake Pads
When it comes time to replace your Hino brake pads, it is important to look for replacements that are designed with hybrid vehicles in mind.
Moisture accumulates more easily in hybrid brake pads than it does in conventionally fueled vehicles. This is because hybrid motors aid in braking, meaning the brake pads themselves generate less heat. The accumulation of moisture can cause corrosion in conventional brake pads, causing them to fail earlier.
Hybrid specific brake pads, such as NRS brake pads, are made of corrosion resistant materials. This ensures your Hino brake pads will outlast competing brands and keep you safer on the road.
NRS Brakes are the Best Brake Pads for your Hino and Hino fleet
NRS brake pads are the best brake pads for your Hino 195h. They are designed to perform under the most strenuous conditions while outlasting conventional brake pads. They are paint, rust, copper, and lead free, making them the best choice for the environment as well.
To learn more about why NRS brake pads are the best choice for your Hino 195h, check out NRS brakes online.