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    Quote Originally Posted by erader View Post
    my mechanic replaces the rotors on my Subaru. I defer to his judgement
    Most mechanics do as it's typically faster and cheaper for the mechanic to just replace than to resurface.

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    So I contact another mechanic about brake service. He said:

    "we will remove excess rust, deglaze the brake pads, lubricate your sleeves and bushing."

    what is the benefit of this? it sounds like it could make my brakes response faster when i press on them??

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    Quote Originally Posted by imeem View Post
    So I contact another mechanic about brake service. He said:

    "we will remove excess rust, deglaze the brake pads, lubricate your sleeves and bushing."

    what is the benefit of this? it sounds like it could make my brakes response faster when i press on them??
    Depends on your existing condition, this may reduce the possibility of the brake stuck on engaged mode that will save your pad and rotor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imeem View Post
    So I contact another mechanic about brake service. He said:

    "we will remove excess rust, deglaze the brake pads, lubricate your sleeves and bushing."

    what is the benefit of this? it sounds like it could make my brakes response faster when i press on them??
    Faster and firmer brake response may require that the brake fluid be flushed (which by the way, should be done every 2 or 3 years depending on the environment the car is in - the more moisture in the air, the more often it should occur).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kr_xv View Post
    Depends on your existing condition, this may reduce the possibility of the brake stuck on engaged mode that will save your pad and rotor.
    it also sounds like it could fix the squeaking problem i am experiencing every so often. Idk if I should spend 170$ CAD on this tho..


    Quote Originally Posted by rlouie View Post
    Faster and firmer brake response may require that the brake fluid be flushed (which by the way, should be done every 2 or 3 years depending on the environment the car is in - the more moisture in the air, the more often it should occur).
    ypu, i had the brake fluid changed less than a year ago. i felt a difference. but now since the brake pads has probably decreased, definitely need to step on the brakes harder/longer now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlouie View Post
    Faster and firmer brake response may require that the brake fluid be flushed (which by the way, should be done every 2 or 3 years depending on the environment the car is in - the more moisture in the air, the more often it should occur).
    Avoid adding brake fluid on humid days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imeem View Post
    it also sounds like it could fix the squeaking problem i am experiencing every so often. Idk if I should spend 170$ CAD on this tho..




    ypu, i had the brake fluid changed less than a year ago. i felt a difference. but now since the brake pads has probably decreased, definitely need to step on the brakes harder/longer now.
    Wear on the brake pads shouldn't make too much of a difference in the feel of the braking UNLESS you have worn alot of the pads. The brakes pads are meant to 'self-adjust' for basic wear so for the most part you don't habe to modify your braking processes as the pads wear down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZYHAWK View Post
    Avoid adding brake fluid on humid days.
    While that might make a bit of difference in how long the fluid last before changing it out, I would argue that having fresh brake fluid in the system even one that has been added on a humid day is better than two or three year old brake fluid that has seen better days. So, don't let the humidity levels alter your plans to change out the fluid!

    There was another member a few years ago who was in a very humid climate and ended up changing her fluid once every 6 months rather than once every 2 to 3 years just because the amount of moisture in the air.

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