Buick LaCrosse: Replacing Brake System Parts - Brakes - Vehicle Checks - Vehicle Care - Buick LaCrosse Owners ManualBuick LaCrosse: Replacing Brake System Parts

The braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its many parts have to be of top quality and work well together if the vehicle is to have really good braking. The vehicle was designed and tested with top-quality brake parts. When parts of the braking system are replaced, be sure to get new, approved replacement parts.

If this is not done, the brakes might not work properly. For example, installing disc brake pads that are wrong for the vehicle, can change the balance between the front and rear brakes — for the worse. The braking performance expected can change in many other ways if the wrong replacement brake parts are installed.

    Brake Adjustment
    Every time the brakes are applied, with or without the vehicle moving, the brakes adjust for wear. ...

    Brake Fluid
    The brake master cylinder reservoir is filled with DOT 3 brake fluid as indicated on the reservoir cap. See Engine Compartment Overview for the location of the reservoir. There are only two ...

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    When the tire pressure warning light comes on (if equipped)
    Check the tire inflation pressure and adjust to the appropriate level. Pushing the tire pressure warning reset switch will not turn off the tire pressure warning light. ...

    Tire characteristics
    Tire data is vehicle-specific and may deviate from the data in the example. This information describes the tire cord and the number of layers in sidewall 1 and under the tread 2. ...

    Activation conditions
    You can activate the HOLD function if:  - the vehicle is stationary.  - the engine is running.  - the driver's door is closed or your seat belt is fastened.  - the p ...