What Do Brakes Do?
They create friction, the resistance necessary to slow and stop a vehicle.
How Many and What Types of Brakes are There?
There are two: disc and drum.
How Do Brakes Work?
When the brake pedal is pressed, a brake piston or pistons travel the length of a bore in a master brake cylinder, pressurizing brake fluid and sending it through a series of brake hoses and lines. From there, how each system does its job differs.
Here, brake shoes clamp brake drums, and the above-mentioned friction results.
How Long Do Brakes Typically Last?
That depends on the conditions of their many individual parts. Luckily, when they become problematic, there are symptoms.
What are the Signs Brakes Need to be Replaced?
- Warnings on the dashboard
- Pulling sideways or shuddering when you brake
- Grinding sounds
- Taking longer to slow and stop than normal
- Unusual noises during braking
- An abnormally soft-feeling or low brake pedal
- Weaker-than-usual brake grip
How Do You Tell What Brake Parts Need Changing?
Do a brake inspection. Check the brake pedal, fluid, lines, hoses, and assemblies, plus the parking brake. Replace whatever the results suggest.
Why Buy Genuine OEM Brakes?
They're designed to fit and work with your make and model, guaranteed.
Where Can I Order Replacement Brakes?
Online. Our auto parts store has a huge inventory. Simply browse the catalog by make, model, and year; it'll help you find what's compatible with what you drive more quickly. Buy now, and we'll ship directly to your address.
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