Your vehicle’s brakes are critical to your safety, the safety of your passengers, and the safety of other drivers on the road. It’s simply irresponsible to drive with bad brakes. Our mechanics are trained in maintaining and servicing front and rear brake systems and all accompanying brake system components, such as brake pads, brake shoes, parking brakes, rotors, drums, and hydraulics. Read on for more information about your vehicle’s all-important braking system.
How Your Vehicle's Brake System Works
The parts and movements of your vehicle’s braking system are designed to stop your vehicle by converting kinetic energy into thermal energy. When you’re driving along, and you press down on the brake pedal, the master cylinder pressurizes a system of hydraulic brake lines leading to each of your vehicle’s wheels, where brake pads or shoes press against a disc or drum, creating the friction necessary to slow your vehicle to a complete stop. Eventually, this heat and friction have the potential to wear down the brake shoes, brake pads, calipers, brake rotors, and other braking system components.