What is servicing your brakes and why should you do it? Servicing your brakes will make the brake pads and rotors last longer and work more efficiently. When Twisted Wrench services your brakes we take the brakes apart, bead blast the caliper brackets (similar to sand blasting) which is to eliminate all of the rust and corrosion caused by the elements and road salt here in Vermont. Then we use a special grease to lubricate the caliper sliders, and a high temperature grease to lubricate the contact points where the brake pads slide in the brackets. Over the course of time (in Vermont especially) the salt, water, and adverse weather conditions cause the brake pads to get stuck in the brackets and the caliper sliders to get stuck in the bores they slide in. When this happens the pads stop making full contact with the brake rotors causing the brakes to be less efficient. This happens gradually over time, so you may not notice that your car is not stopping as well as it once did. In addition to the brakes not being as effective, the brake pads will wear unevenly, and the brake rotors will rust in the areas where the pads are no longer making contact with them. Now you need brake pads and rotors. L Servicing your brake once a year will make your brakes last longer and work better. This applies to disc brake systems. All modern cars have front disc brakes. Many cars have rear disc brakes as well, but some cars have rear drum brakes. It is not as necessary to service drum brakes, but manually adjusting them once a year when the front disc brakes are serviced would improve your stopping power. In theory drum brakes self-adjust, but once again in Vermont, the salt, water, and other adverse conditions prevent this from happening correctly. Drum brakes do not have the same stopping power of disc brakes, so it is important to make sure they are adjusted correctly.