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Brake dust shield

Brake dust shield—What is it? A brake dust shield is a thin piece of metal mounted to the vehicle’s knuckle and is designed to prevent road debris like rocks and dust from hitting the brake rotor. It’s also designed to create an airflow pattern that blows dust and dirt away from the brakes as the vehicle is moving. What goes wrong with a brake dust shield? Rust— Over time, brake dust shields rust and disintegrate. Replacement dust shields are not costly, but they do often require a complete brake disassembly … Read More


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