Essentials About Your Vehicle's Brakes For Nepean Ontario Car Owners

Your auto or truck brake system is in reality comprised of two distinctive kinds of systems, Hydraulics and Friction Materials. This is what happens within these systems between the time your boot depresses on the brake pedal and the automobile or bus arives at a complete stop.
The automobile's braking system features hydraulics, which consist of the master cylinder.
While pressure is applied to the brake pedal, the master cylinder generates hydraulic pressure that pushes brake fluid to the wheel brakes.

Steel brake lines and high pressure rubber hoses are the avenues the pressurized brake fluid travels.
The car's wheel cylinders and calipers are the hydraulic cylinders that apply pressure to the friction materials, causing your auto to slow down and then stop.

Your brakes friction materials consist of the brake pads & drum brake shoes.
Your automobile brake linings are composed of high temperature materials that create the friction that slows your automobile.

Here are a few distinctive kinds of brakes.
Disc brakes consist of a disc brake rotor, that's attached to the wheel, and a caliper, which holds the disc brake pads. Hydraulic pressure from the master cylinder causes the caliper piston to clamp the disc brake rotor between the disc brake pads. This makes friction between the pads and rotor, causing your car to slow down or slow down and then stop.

Your drum brakes include 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 generates friction between the shoes and drum to slow or stop your car.

The automobile's parking brake employs cables to mechanically apply the brakes (usually the rear brake.) This is used to inhibit the car from rolling when not being driven.

Next we have your anti-lock brakes. The anti-lock brakes are genuinely a braking system created for safety.
Computer-controlled anti-lock braking systems (ABS) are a recently developed safety feature. When sudden stops are made, the ABS prevents wheel lock-up. The system is comprised of wheel-speed sensors that monitor wheel rotation, computer-controlled hydraulics which pulse the brakes on and off rapidly, and the on-board computer.

Indications that your van or truck brakes could call for service consist of screeching sounds as you begin to apply the brakes. This kind of screeching sound is your brakes telling you that they need to be serviced, perhaps just needing fresh brake pads. A grinding noise as well means that your brakes need service. Brakes that fail at the time you are attempting to slow down and then stop your car are no joke. You need to get them serviced as shortly as possible.

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

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Their phone number is 613-721-6244. Jim Dickinson Auto Tech began in 1984. They're open Monday-Friday 8-5. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
They accept VISA, Mastercard, and Corp Rate Card as methods of payment.

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