ServicesExcellent vehicle (car, suv, van or truck) Brake Service performed by Alabama Auto Repair in Madison Alabama. While most drivers know the brakes are used to slow and stop their car or truck, many drivers are not well-informed about the complicated system that enables the vehicle’s brakes to work properly. In the early years of the automotive industry, the brake systems were sometimes unreliable.
The modern automotive brake system has been developed and refined and is considered dependable and efficient. Below is a very brief overview of a vehicle’s brake system.
Your vehicle’s (car, SUV, van or truck) parking brake consists of brake disks (generally in the front) and either disk or drum brakes in the rear. These are connected by a system of tubes and hoses that link the brake at each wheel to the master cylinder. The disk brakes work like a vise, closing around the outer side of the vehicle’s rotor. The brake shoes push against the inside surface of a rotating brake drum to slow the vehicle.
Excellent vehicle (car, suv, van or truck) Brake Service performed by Alabama Auto Repair in Madison Alabama
The parking brakes, power brake booster and the anti-lock braking system (ABS) are all connected with the brake system. The anti-lock braking systems are computer-controlled and found on newer vehicles. These and other traction control devises are safety features that are designated to prevent wheel lock-up and potential skidding.