How Do Your Brakes Work?
Brakes are the part of your vehicle that counteracts the motion of your car, truck, or motorcycle. Pressing down on the brakes causes hydraulic fluid to be released. This fluid starts a chain reaction in the car’s hydraulic system which moves from cylinder to cylinder which multiplies the relatively small force of your foot on the brake pedal, and this causes the car to come to a stop.
What Are Brake Pads?
A brake pad works with the car’s brake caliper in stopping your wheels’ spinning motion. The caliper squeezes the pads, causing friction between your brake pads and rotors. It’s this interaction which causes the vehicle’s wheels to stop.
What Are Rotors?
Brake Rotors, also commonly referred to as ‘Brake Discs’ are an important piece of your car’s braking system. When brake pads clamp down on Brake Rotors, they apply pressure which will bring your car’s spinning wheels to a stop.
How Can You Tell If You Need New Brakes?
When you apply your foot to the brake pedal, you hear squeaking, then it’s probably a sign that your brake pads are warning you that it’s time to get them replaced. If you’re in the New Jersey area, we can help with that! Brakes On The Go brings brake replacement to you!
How Should Brake Pedals Feel?
When you press your foot on the brake pedal, they should feel firm. Pushing harder should cause the brakes to feel even firmer. If they feel spongy when you apply them, it’s a good idea to have them assessed by a brake expert.
What Are Some Other Issues You Should Keep an Eye Out For?
- Unusual Noises or Vibrations while braking
- Your Car Pulling to the Right or Left when braking
- Brakes pressing to the floor farther than usual
If you notice any of these symptoms, you should have your brakes assessed by a brake expert.
If you have other questions about your braking system, please don’t hesitate to contact us!