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Want to know how your disc brakes work?
Posted on 5 April, 2016

Disc brakes look like this

 

Car Brakes - and all you need to know about them 

 

Everyone knows that your braking system is what stops your car safely. At TLC Autocentres we know how important the regular inspection and maintenance of your brakes can be.

 

Today’s vehicle braking systems involve many different components working together to help you to stop and manoeuvre your vehicle in a controlled manner. The key components of your vehicle braking system include a master cylinder, servo, brake callipers, brake fluid and cylinders, disks, drums, pads and shoes.

 

All the components are linked by a series of brake hoses and brake pipes containing brake fluid, so when you press your brake pedal the vehicle slows down and stops. The rate at which your brakes reduce the vehicle speed is determined by the amount and duration of foot pressure is applied to your brake pedal, and of course your braking system's condition.

 

For more details including a diagram go to this link

 

If you are ever in any doubt about the state of your brakes, in between services, one of our car mechanics will be happy to provide you with a no obligation FREE OF CHARGE brake check.