Car And Truck Brake Facts For Nepean Ontario Car Drivers

Your car or van brake system is in point of fact consisting of two different types of systems, Hydraulics and Friction Materials. Here is the thing that occurs from within these systems between the time your foot compresses on the brake pedal and your automobile or van arives at a complete stop.
The vehicle's braking system involves hydraulics, that involve the master cylinder.
While pressure is applied to the brake pedal, the master cylinder creates hydraulic pressure which pushes brake fluid to the wheel brakes.

Steel brake lines and high pressure rubber hoses are the lines the pressurized brake fluid goes.
The automobile's wheel cylinders and calipers are the hydraulic cylinders that apply pressure to the friction materials, causing the car to come to a complete stop.

The brakes friction materials consist of the brake pads and your drum brake shoes.
These brake linings are made of high temperature materials that cause the friction that slows down your car.

You will discover several different kinds of brakes.
Disc brakes include a disc brake rotor, and that is attached to the wheel, and a caliper, the thing that holds the disc brake pads. Hydraulic pressure from your master cylinder causes the caliper piston to clamp the disc brake rotor between the disc brake pads. This produces friction between the pads and rotor, forcing your car to slow down or slow down and then stop.

The drum brakes contains a brake drum attached to the wheel, a wheel cylinder, brake shoes and brake return springs. Hydraulic pressure from the master cylinder causes the wheel cylinder to press the brake shoes against the brake drum. This makes friction between the shoes and drum to slow or stop your car.

The vehicle's parking brake utilizes cables to mechanically apply the brakes (frequently the rear brake.) This is used to prevent the car from rolling when not being driven.

After that we have your anti-lock brakes. The anti-lock brakes are in fact a braking system developed for safety.
Computer-controlled anti-lock braking systems (ABS) are a newly designed safety feature. At the time sudden stops are made, the ABS stops wheel lock-up. The system is comprised of wheel-speed sensors that supervise wheel rotation, computer-controlled hydraulics which pulse the brakes on and off rapidly, and the on-board computer.

Signs that the van or truck brakes could need service include screeching sounds as you start to apply the brakes. That screeching sound is your brakes telling you that they need to be serviced, maybe just needing brand new brake pads. A grinding noise in addition means that your brakes need service. Brakes that fail while you are trying to slow down and then stop your car are no joke. You need to get them serviced as shortly as possible.

Consider a local automobile service center that specializes in brake work. Establish if they can repair your brakes when you wait, or at the least offer you a free ride home or to your workplace. A loaner car may be needed. Ask about being AAA approved, also if the shop is A.S.E. Certified technician.

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