The safety of a motor vehicle is essential. Even if the Renault Trafic 3 are financial holes, certain maintenance actions are vital. Today we will explain to you when to change the brake discs of your Renault Trafic 3? To do this, first of all, we will see what the brake discs of your motor vehicle are used for, then, when to change the brake discs of your Renault Trafic 3, and, finally, how to replace them with new ones.


Benefit of the brake discs of a Renault Trafic 3

We start our article by detailing what the brake discs of a Renault Trafic 3 are used for, it will enable you to discover why it is essential to ensure that they are always in good working conditions.
Brake discs are the main component of your braking system. Obviously, braking on an Renault Trafic 3 is hydraulic, it is a system of hoses and pressurized oil that will come into action when you press your brake pedal. This pressure will actuate a piston that will push the brake pads on your brake disc which is installed on your wheel. When the brake pads will pinch the discs which will bring about your Renault Trafic 3 to brake.

When to change the brake discs of a Renault Trafic 3?

We will now move on to the section that certainly attracts you to this content, namely, when changing the brake discs of a Renault Trafic 3? How we revealed it to you just before, the brake discs and pads work in osmosis, however these two components are wearing auto parts and they will, as time passes and especially the friction when braking wears out and loses braking power. We will now outline the different solutions to know when to replace them:

  • We consider that generally the brake discs should be changed every 80, 000 – 100, 000 km on a Renault Trafic 3 , however it is essential to know that dependent on your driving style and the type of journey this can change substantially. Indeed, if you principally drive on the motorway and your brakes are only slightly used, this value can increase, alternatively, if you only drive in built-up areas, it can reduce.
  • A simple and powerful technique to identify the state of the brake discs on your motor vehicle is during the technical inspection. Indeed this thorough control checks the state of your brakes and the controller will tell you if they are in good state or need to be changed.
  • A very easy visual technique to know when to change the brake discs on your Renault Trafic 3 is to remove the wheels after the vehicle has been set on stands. Once removed, you will be able to access your discs and verify their state. If they have any big scratches or deformations you will have to change them. In any other case the second indicator to check is to measure the depth of the disk in relation to its edge, if this value exceeds 1 mm you will have to change them by new ones.


How to change the brake discs on your Renault Trafic 3?

Finally, to end this content we will fairly quickly describe how to change the brake discs of your Renault Trafic 3. You must know that if you change the brake discs of your motor vehicle, you will absolutely have to change the brake pads of your Renault Trafic 3, don’t hesitate to seek advice from our content which exposes you how to make this change.
As far as changing discs is concerned, here are the main steps to follow:

  • Put your Renault Trafic 3 on stands, take off the wheels you want to act on.
  • Using a large flat screwdriver, pry on your brake pads to compress the caliper piston as much as possible and have enough play to make all your changes.
  • Using large Torx bits, take out the two nuts that lock the upper component of your brake caliper, take out it.
  • Take out your brake pads, then unlock your brake discs thanks to the two torx screws on the side of the disc, you may need a mallet to remove the discs.
  • Replace the discs and tighten them with the new torx screws provided, change your pads, reassemble the upper component of the caliper and tighten everything tightly.
  • Mounting your wheels, and remember to do a 500-kilometer brake break-in before braking hard.

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