Braking system of a vehicle is the most important group of components.
Your vehicle's braking system is complex and crucial part of your driving experience. Without the properly fitted and checked components, you would not be able to stop your vehicle safely.
What are brake discs and how are they operated on your vehicle.
Brake discs are an essential part of a disc braking system. They consist of metal rotors attached to your wheels that provide a surface for brake pads to squeeze onto. When this friction is applied, it helps to slow your car down quickly and safely. As they’re such an important part of your car’s braking system, brake discs are heavy-duty pieces of kit that should last for years given the proper care, and your brake pads should wear out well before the discs. However, corrosion can take its toll over time, and brake discs can become dented and warped. If your car shudders when you apply the brakes, it’s often a sign that you need to get your brake discs replaced.
What are brake pads and how are utilised on your vehicle.
Brake pads are flat components made of ceramic, organic or semi-metallic materials attached to a metal backing. Every time you apply the brakes, these pads hydraulically squeeze your brake discs, using pressure and friction to slow the movement of your car. Brake pads absorb some of the biggest forces involved in driving your car safely from day to day. While they’re made to last for many thousands of miles, they will eventually stop working as the abrasive surface is worn away. Fortunately, most brake pads will tell you when they’re getting old before you’re in any danger. If you hear a clicking or screeching sound when you apply the brakes, or if the brake pedal vibrates under your foot, it normally means you need to get your brake pads replaced.
What is the purpose of the brake caliper.
A brake caliper is a simple yet very important component of your disc braking system. Essentially, it’s the part that squeezes your brake pads against the surface of the rotor (brake disc), creating friction that slows your car down. Your brakes may use floating calipers that move with the wheels, or fixed calipers that stay where they are. In either case, worn-out calipers can be a real danger to your ability to stop safely. Fortunately, they’re usually very sturdy and in most cases only need to be replaced every seven to ten years. However, heavy braking and minor accidents may put additional wear and tear on your calipers, meaning they need to be replaced sooner.