CAR BRAKES

  • Tiny
  • robocopkorea
  • 2009 Mercedes Benz 190d

Why are car brakes open and exposed to the elements these days? Why are there not covers to protect them from the dirt and mud?

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Thursday, December 30th, 2010 AT 7:32 AM

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  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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They are open to help with cooling, there is no a huge issue with dirt and mud with disc brakes, as the pad is in near constant contact with the rotor, nothing can build up on the braking surface to cause a problem with the exception of oil & grease contamination, but this is not normally a problem.

Mark (mhpautos)

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