Brake System Components
Why Your Brakes Are So Important
Your brake system is what slows and stops your vehicle while you’re on the road. It’s an important safety system with many components that must work together flawlessly to keep you from collisions with objects and other drivers. From the master cylinder to the brake pads, failure in one component can bring down the efficacy of the entire system. Rather than allowing your brake system to fail when you need it most, it’s important to set and stick with a brake system maintenance schedule. The team at K&M Foreign and Domestic Auto Repair is here to help you make the schedule and inspect your brake system regularly.
The Parts of Your Brake System
There are many parts to your brake system. The master cylinder controls the hydraulic part of your brake system and is often made up of two or more cylinders to act as fail-safes for one another in the event one of them fails when you need it most. The hydraulics controlled by the master cylinder operates the calipers, which are the parts that press the brake pads against the rotor. The rotor is the part of the system the brake pads are pressed against to create the friction necessary to slow and stop your vehicle. Your vehicle also likely has an Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), which helps to keep the vehicle from skidding in sudden stopping situations. There are other types of brake systems as well, but most contemporary vehicles have the disc brake system described here.
How Can K&M Foreign and Domestic Auto Repair Help?
When you partner with the team at K&M Foreign and Domestic Auto Repair, you will have peace of mind when it comes to your brake system. Give them a call to schedule a brake system inspection and diagnostic today, especially if you’ve noticed your vehicle pulls when you brake, or you smell burning while braking. The certified technicians will inspect your brake system, diagnose any problems and make recommendations for brake repair to restore the brake system to full, safe operation.