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All About Brakes

All About Brakes

Just like missing the sunshine when it’s rainy outside, you don’t appreciate your good brakes until you start to feel them wear down. It might not be the flashiest part of your car, but you cannot safely operate a vehicle without good brakes. The way brakes work is simple to understand, and once you do, it becomes apparent that inspections are necessary. As a safe driver, you should also know what to look for in case it’s time to replace your brakes. How Do Brakes Work? Your brakes are responsible for slowing down and stopping your wheels. As brakes slow your wheels down, the friction of your tires on the roads increases, and your vehicle comes to a halt. All of this happens because of a few parts. Your brake system is made of rotors, calipers, brake pads, brake lines, and a master cylinder. Your brake pads are on either side of your rotor. The rotors connect to the wheels, so when your brake pads grip the rotor, it slows ... read more


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