Your Vehicles Brakes are the most important system on your car. Safety first, right? Without brakes you cannot stop. Without an engine, you potentially could still push or role down a hill in your vehicle. Your vehicle has 4 wheel and on each their is a brake. The front and the rear brakes are separated inside the brake master cylinder, so that if you loose fluid for your rear brakes, you still will have use of your front brakes. Of coarse we always want to use all our brakes when driving our vehicle here in the Cary NC area.
Modern vehicles usually have disc brakes all around. The disc brakes consist of a rotor, which rotates with the wheels, a brake caliper which is stationary and bolted to the hub, and the brake pads which are inside the caliper. When you press on your brake pedal, brake fluid is pushed through pipes or brake lines. This brake fluid expands the caliper which in turn squeezes the brake pads on the brake rotor. The creates friction and causes the brake rotor to stop spinning or rotating. In the manufacturing world, we call brake pads, friction material. The more friction a brake pad creates, the faster you can stop your vehicle. The best brake friction materiel manufactures in the world have a good balance between friction, dust, comfort, and longevity.
Some vehicle have drum brakes in the back and that is OK. in fact most parking or E-brakes are drum brakes but they are enclosed in the rear brake rotors. It is important to have Peak Auto check your parking brake at your regular maintenance interval because lack of use can allow the parking brake system to rust, seiz, and not work when you need it the most.
When you step on your brake pedal, good brakes should not cause your steering wheel to vibrate, cause your vehicle to pull to one side, or make any noise. If any of these issues arise, please call Peak Auto conveniently locate next to the Cary Auto Mall at 833 US 64 w. in Apex NC.