There are two types of automotive brake systems. The first is a drum brake system, while the other is a disc brake system. They both have master brake cylinders, brake pistons, brake hoses, and brake lines. Their difference lies in the parts that are affected when the master brake cylinder sends brake fluid through the lines and hoses.
The Different Brake Systems
With a drum brake system, the fluid makes a brake shoe fasten to a brake drum to produce the resistance that slows the rotation of your wheels. In a disc brake system, that friction is generated when the fluid compels the brake calipers to clamp brake pads onto your brake rotors.
Eventually, though, wear and tear will cause your brakes to begin to go bad. When that happens, you need to replace the faulty part as soon as possible in order to stay safe as you drive down the road.
Recognize the Signs of Faulty Brakes
Pay attention to:
- Vibrating or shuddering brake pedal
- Your vehicle pulls to one side when you brake
- Your brake pedal feels squishy or soft
- Strange noises when you're braking
- Dash warning light comes on
Depend on Genuine OEM Brake Parts
When you do need to replace a brake part, make sure to get the right kind. Your manufacturer makes the only brake components that are guaranteed to be compatible with your model, delivering the fit and trustworthy performance you want. Our online auto parts store has everything you need, including hardware, in stock and ready to ship. Buy now!
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