A short explanation to learn about a simple car brakes system
In this small article. I will give a little incite into the workings of the average family Simple Car Brakes system.
The first component in Simple Car Brakes is the brake pedal. This is what you press to stop your vehicle. Brake pedals are made of very sturdy steel and work on the principle of a lever.Thus, when the car brake is pressed the pedal transmits the force from your foot.Therefore, pressing the pedal to a part called the” Master Cylinder”.The pedal also has an electric switch that operates the brake lights. Because when the car brake is pressed the brake light comes on at the rear of the car.
When you press the pedal this transfers force to the master cylinder.Thus via a push-rod, master cylinders are storage reservoirs for brake fluid and also contain a piston. These piston compressors the brake fluid to the rest of the car brakes system via the brake pipes.
Brake pressure is then transferred from the master cylinder to the brake callipers . Also the wheel cylinders, located on each corner of the car. hence, where the wheel fits onto. In this day and age, most cars have disc brakes on all four wheels, but older cars with Simple Car Brakes have drum brakes on the rear wheels.
Simple Car Brakes
Disc brakes are more efficient than drum brakes. The pressure from the master cylinder is then transferred to a piston in the brake callipers. This pressure then applies force from the calliper.Then to the brake pads against the brake discs.Therefore, stopping the car.
Car brake pads are crucial and should be checked and changed if they are well worn at regular intervals. Pads are made to withstand lots of heat and pressure to cope with the speed and stopping distances of the modern car.
Brake pads are made of metal and an organic compound to deal with the heat and pressure. At one-time brake pads were made of asbestos, but this was banned for “health and safety” reasons.
Car brake drums and discs are usually made of high strength steel or cast iron, these too must be checked for wear at regular intervals, and can warp in time giving bad vibrations
reduce braking. It is always wise to ask your garage to check and change your discs and pads together.
To sum up brakes are better left to the professionals and should be checked out at every service interval.
Your car brakes efficiency is checked at every MOT, but as yet the test does not include a visual inspection, it is wise that you have this done.
Many of our customers do not know that they have a brake problem. Until they hear a very loud grinding noise. By this time much damage will have been done.Therefore, it is always better as stated earlier to have your brakes checked at regular intervals. Making sure that the parts that are fitted are quality parts. At a reputable garage or service centre. You can have your brakes checked in the Halifax area by www.pellonautocentre.com and use Unipart car brake parts.