If you have thought about making the switch from drums to discs for your vehicle's braking system, now might be the best time to do it. If you are still a little unsure about making the switch or you just want a little more information to help make your decision, you will want to keep reading. Here are a few benefits that come as a result of using a front disc brake conversion kit:
The Maintenance Will Be Much Easier
It is important to make sure that you are keeping up with all aspects of your vehicle's maintenance needs, especially when it comes to the braking system. The only type of maintenance that you will have to worry about is the replacement of the disc brake pads when they have gotten to a point where they have worn down too far for adequate stopping power. This is thanks to the fact that disc brakes are self-adjusting. Also, determining whether the brake pads or rotors need to be replaced is often as simple as conducting a visual inspection.
Your Vehicle Will Stop Easier In Wet Road Conditions
You want to have faith that your vehicle is going to come to a complete stop, quickly and with ease, in all weather conditions. For those with drum brakes, this can be a concern because drum brakes do not shed water as easily as disc brakes. Therefore, the disc brakes will give you a lot more stopping power when the roads are wet.
The Shocks May Last Longer With Disc Brakes
The heavier the brakes are, the more weight there is riding on the axle of your vehicle. This weight is carried up and brought back down every time you hit a bump in the road. The more weight there is riding on your axles, the more likely it is that your suspension system is going to need to be replaced sooner than it typically would. Since disc brakes tend to weigh half as much as drum brakes, you will not have to worry as much about the early replacement of the suspension system, saving you a lot of money in the long run.
Stopping Power Is Consistent No Matter What
As disc pads start to wear down, they wear down evenly. This makes stopping the vehicle easier than with a drum brake system. The drum brakes have a curve to them and when they start to wear down, they wear down in an uneven manner. This creates inconsistency when trying to stop the vehicle.
Now that you are more aware of the benefits of a disc brake system compared to the drum system, it might be time to go ahead and opt for the front disc brake conversion kit.