Braking Systems

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Braking Systems

Today’s systems are a balance of high-quality parts, hydraulic and mechanical systems all monitored and controlled by complicated algorithms in the vehicles on board computer.


Master Cylinder

When pressure is applied to the brake pedal, the master cylinder creates hydraulic pressure which pushes brake fluid to the wheel brakes.

Brake Lines and Hoses

Steel brake lines and high-pressure rubber hoses are the avenues through which the pressurized brake fluid travels.

Wheel Cylinders and Calipers

These are the hydraulic cylinders that apply pressure to the friction materials, causing your car to stop.

ABS Components and Control Modules
These systems are the computer controlled for your brakes. Anti-locks Braking System (ABS) are required by law and takes specialize knowledge and computerize services.

Friction Materials

Disc Brake Pads and Drum Brake Shoes

The brake linings are composed of materials that can absorber high temperatures that help create the friction necessary to stops your particular car.  Brakes today are smaller and use environmentally conscious materials that must be selected very precisely for your vehicles need. Every component used is application specific to match your driving style and your safety needs.

Types of Brakes

Disc Brakes

Disc brakes consist of a Disc Brake Rotor, which is attached to the wheel, and a Caliper, which holds the Disc Brake Pads. Hydraulic pressure from the Master Cylinder causes the Caliper Piston to clamp the Disc Brake Rotor between the Disc Brake Pads. This creates friction between the pads and rotor, causing your car to slow down or stop.

Drum Brakes