Decreasing Friction To Stop Your Car

Brake pads generally work the same for all vehicles. In order to slow down or stop your vehicle when you're driving in Fife, you need to decrease the amount of kinetic energy that is present. This happens when you press the brake pad in your vehicle.

Once the pedal is pressed, a piston is pushed into the master cylinder of the brake system by a lever connected to the pad. This cylinder has fluid inside that is delivered to the other components of the brake system. As you continue to press the brake pedal, more fluid is delivered in order for the energy of the vehicle to decrease.

Disc brakes consist of a pad, rotor, and caliper. When the brake pedal is pressed, the caliper works with the pad to slow your vehicle. Drum brakes feature a large drum and shoes. When pressure is applied, friction in the drum stops your vehicle. Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma can examine your brakes if there are any signs that your brakes need to be repaired.

 

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