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What People Should Know About Brake Systems

What People Should Know About Brake Systems

What People Should Know About Brake Systems   Brakes are the unsung hero of the car. Stepping on the accelerator and moving down the road is the fun part and gets all the glory, but even more important is the ability to stop or slow down. Effective braking is something we take for granted—until it’s too late. Thankfully, brakes are good about giving warning signs when they are wearing, indicating that it’s time for a refresh. Understanding how different types of braking systems work is a good foundation for knowing when it’s time. Each braking system comprises different parts that work together to brake safely.   How Do Braking Systems Work? When you press the brake pedal, you activate a cylinder, which sends brake fluid to your brake calipers, to engage your brake pads. The brake pads apply pressure to your rotors. The resulting friction is what slows ... read more

Signs your brakes are failing you

Signs your brakes are failing you

Most people can agree that brakes are the most important feature of a car. They are vital to your safety, but do you know how to detect the signs of failing brakes? Here is a close look at some of the signs that may indicate brake failure in your automobile: Strange noises If you hear a screeching or grinding sound while braking, your brakes need attention. The most likely cause is that the pads are worn and need to be replaced. It is important to do this as soon as possible because it can lead to further damage requiring more expensive repairs. “If you hear a screeching or grinding sound while braking, your brakes need attention.” A burning smell The overpowering smell of your tires burning is troublesome. It is important to note that this is not normal and should be brought to the attention of an auto body professional immediately. This means your brakes are overheating and could lead to further damage to your vehicle. Low brake pedal Thi ... read more

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