Brakes


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Brake System - What is the Brake System and how does it work?


Caliper
The caliper receives hydraulic pressure from the master cylinder which causes the caliper to squeeze the brake pads against the rotor.

Brake Pads
Disc pads have friction material that creates the braking effect by converting vehicle motion into heat energy.

Brake Shoes
Brake shoes have friction material that creates the braking effect by converting vehicle motion into heat energy.

Brake Fluid
Transmits hydraulic force from the master cylinder to the calipers and/or wheel cylinders. Protects hydraulic system parts from corrosion. Lubricates internal hydraulic components.

Master Cylinder
When the brake pedal is depressed, the master cylinder creates hydraulic pressure. The hydraulic pressure flows through the brake lines and hoses to the calipers and/or wheel cylinders.

Rotors
Disc brakes are usually found on the front of late model vehicles, and on the rear of some luxury or sports car models.

Drums
Drum brakes are usually found on the rear of late model vehicles, and on the front of older models.