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3 Things You Should Know About Your Braking System

3 Things You Should Know About Your Braking System

Your braking system is such an important part of your car’s overall health, especially during the coming winter months. That’s why it’s vital to have at least a general understanding of how your braking system works. Similar to how your own body works, the entire brake system operates as a whole; if one part is off, then the whole system is off. Keep reading to learn the 3 things you should know about your braking system! How do your brakes actually work? When you press down on the brake pedal, you’re activating the cylinder that delivers brake fluid to your car’s calipers. Brake calipers apply the pressure needed to activate your brake pads, so they make contact with your tire’s rotors. The rotors are attached directly to each tire, and when the rotors spin, so do your tires. To get them to stop spinning when you brake, your brake pads create friction against the rotors and slow them down or stop them completely. If any one part of these com ... read more

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