Q: Now is the brake dust on my rims just as hazardous as the amount in the brake assembly

asked by on

Now is the brake dust on my rims just as hazardous as the amount in the brake assembly

The brakes on vehicles made in the last 20 years do not have asbestos in them anymore. The brake dust is still very fine dust and should not be inhaled in. The materials used in today’s brakes do not have asbestos but who knows if 20 years from now someone comes out and shows they contain something that is harmful for us to breath in. You should always use soap and water to wash off the dust and never use compressed air to blow them off.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Now is the brake dust on my rims just as hazardous as the amount in the brake assembly

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I was in a car accident with my 2014 Chevy cruze and I was hit on the rear driver side. My drivers rear tire's rim has a small dent.

Hi there. The light came on for the wheel is spinning on a different path than the reluctor ring can pick up on the wheel speed sensor. The wheel could be bent and causing the wheel hub to be bent...

Q: What is the problem when I'm driving in a parking lot and my 98 Buick Century limited is stopping on breaks if on the gas ?

Hello. Thank you for writing in. When the vehicle struggles to accelerate or keep at a steady pace in a parking lot, are you turning at the time? If this is the case, the vehicle is struggling to assist you...

Q: Rims that won't dent?

Hello! Unfortunately there are no rims that are completely resistant to dents or scratching. However there are tires made specifically to provide extra protection to rims. To help protect the rims from damage you can purchase tires with a thicker...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...