How a braking system operates


Post created: 12 August 2020

The average driver applies their brakes more than 200 times a day – did you ever realise how often you used your brakes?
With approximately 40 parts, your braking system is the most critical system in your vehicle.

When you press down on the brakes, hydraulic brake fluid is pumped from the master cylinder into the caliper which then presses the brake pads against the rotor x. This creates friction which slows down and stops your vehicle.

Each time you apply your brakes, the fibrous material that make up your brake pads, gradually wears away. Brake pads can also become loose, cracked or broken.

Rotors are metal discs which also wear but at a slower rate. Continual heat and pressure from braking can cause the disc routers to become grooved or warped.

Regular brake inspections should be part of your vehicle’s ongoing maintenance to ensure safety and reliability of your vehicle’s braking system.

Get to AutoZone for the perfect brakes for your vehicle’s system!