Brakes & Rotors
What is Brakes & Rotors
Have you ever stopped to check disc brakes, brake pads, calipers and rotor of your car? Any car driver knows that good brakes are as important a car’s powerful engine! Brake cable layouts vary from car to car and need to perform optimally for your car to remain in good working condition. Check out PartsAvatar for your car’s disc, brake drum, brake shoes or to renew brake fluid to ensure optimum performance. The brake light circuit is not merely a legal requirement but is also essentially a measure to keep you safe. Similarly, our performance calipers, abs control module and rotor can help improve the overall performance of your car! Visit PartsAvatar online for all your brake system and brake repair requirements like calipers, brakes, and brake parts, brake kit, master cylinder, front brake pads, and rear brake pads, performance brakes, parking brake or auto brakes.
About Brakes & Rotors
The brake system with its stopping power is one of the most critical parts in the car. The brake system consists of components like calipers, steel brake lines, brake pads, high mount brake light, brake bleeding kits, slotted rotors, parking brake cables, metallic compounds, brake fluids, brake dust shields, repair kits, shock absorbers and brake booster check valves etc. Most people are aware that pressing on the brake pedal can stop a moving car. How does the brake pedal of a car exert pressure or stopping power on the brakes of a car? The pressure exerted on the brake pedal of a car transmits force to its brakes through a fluid and this is more popularly known as the hydraulic system. Most cars use a hydraulic system and have brakes on all four wheels.
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Brakes are of two types: disc type or drum type. Disc brakes are more efficient and used for front wheels which are more crucial in stopping a car, while drum brakes are used for rear wheels. Generally all cars are fitted with twin hydraulic circuits, with two master cylinders. The rear brakes are deliberately made less powerful than the front. There are two types of brakes: disc brakes and drum brakes. The basic type of disc brake comes with a single pair of pistons. It has a disc that turns with the wheel and is straddled by a caliper, in which there are small hydraulic pistons worked by pressure from the master cylinder. A drum brake has a hollow drum that turns with the wheel. Its open back is covered by a stationary back plate on which there are two curved shoes carrying friction linings. In addition to the hydraulic braking system, all cars have mechanical handbrake acting on two wheels - usually the rear ones in addition to the hydraulic braking system. Handbrakes are operated by a cable inside the car. The handbrake consists have a lever and arm in the brake drum and acts on the shoes by means of a mechanical system. Hence whatever make or model of car you drive, it is very important to check the brake system and its components: calipers, brake pads, brake bleeding kit and slotted rotors and ensure that you have a safe and smooth drive.