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Monthly Archives: January 2023

Vehicle Brakes 101

Vehicle Brakes 101

Vehicle Brakes 101 Vehicle brakes are one of the most important parts of all automobiles as they impact performance and safety. Hence, you must pay close attention to your brakes and get them serviced when necessary. Your brakes should be in excellent working condition all year round. In today’s blog, we will discuss the difference between disc brakes, drum brakes, anti-lock brakes, and emergency/parking brakes. Disc Brakes Most vehicles on the road today have a disc brake system that comprises calipers, rotors, brake pads, and hydraulic fluid. To stop your car, the brake pads and the rotor produce friction to slow down the spinning wheels on the vehicle. Disc brakes are preferred because they are better at dissipating heat and more reliable in various weather conditions.  Drum Brakes Drum brakes are an alternative to disc brakes, but they are both similar in the fact that they use hydraulic pressure and friction to make your car stop. T ... read more