The process of adjusting the brakes

To help saving money with servicing and keep you car in a better shape, start learning how to adjust your own car’s brakes.


The adjustment has no point if the brakes have damaged or broken parts.

Always check first the pads and drums, the brake fluid level and quantity. Don’t start the adjusting before replacing the wrong parts.


The most common adjustment needed is bleeding the air lines and eliminating any air bubble in the system, making the brake pedal more firm and steady. Contact your car’s manual to identify the brake lines and fluid reservoir to perform the bleeding.

2.Mechanical Components Adjustment

Even though many of the cars have self-adjusting brakes, this process is activated by the use of the parking brake, so not using it may result in wrong adjusted brakes. Again contact the manual for instructions how to activate the self-adjustment process.

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