Why Brakes?

September 28th, 2020 by

Brakes are an essential safety feature in your car. They Inhibit motion through the absorption of energy when your vehicle is in motion. When you are informed about the brake types, it will be easier for you to take care and often repair them.

Emergency/Parking Brakes

They are peripheral braking systems, and they operate independently from service brakes. We have several emergency brakes, including Push buttons near the steering wheel column, the third pedal, and stuck level near the driver's seat. The brakes are powered using cables to apply pressure to the wheels mechanically.

Antilock Brakes

When the emergency brakes are suddenly applied, these brakes help prevent the wheels from locking and tires from skidding. They are handy when the road is wet and slippery.

Drum Brakes

Cars have brake drums fixed on the inner part of their wheels. The brake pedals' contraction makes the hydraulic pressure to push the two brake shoes onto the brake drums. It, therefore, creates chafing that slows and stops the vehicle.

Disc Brakes

They have brake rotors attached directly on the wheels. The hydraulic pressure coming from master cylinders results in calipers squeezing brake pads on both sides of the rotor, making the vehicle slow down and stop.

 

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