The current automotive brake system has been refined for over 100 years and has become extremely dependable and efficient.

The typical brake system includes the Best car brake works garage in front and either disk or Best car brake works garage in a corner connected with a system of Best car brake works garage that links the brake at each wheel to the master cylinder. Other systems which can be connected with the brake system are the parking brakes, power brake booster, and anti-lock system.

Once you step on the brake pedal, you are actually pushing against a plunger in the master cylinder, which forces hydraulic oil (brake fluid) through a series of tubes and hoses to the braking unit at each wheel. Since hydraulic fluid (or any fluid for that matter) cannot be compressed, pushing fluid via a pipe can be like pushing a metal bar via a pipe. Unlike a metal bar, however, fluid can be directed through many twists and turns on its way to its destination, arriving with the same motion and pressure that it started with. It is essential that the fluid is pure liquid and there are no air bubbles in it. Air can compress, which causes a sponginess to the pedal and severely reduced braking efficiency. If air is suspected, then the device should be bled to remove the air. There are “bleeder screws” at each wheel cylinder and caliper with this purpose.

On a computer brake, the fluid from the master cylinder is forced right into a caliper where it presses against a piston. The piston, consequently, squeezes two brake pads contrary to the disk (rotor), which can be mounted on the wheel, forcing it to decrease or stop.

This technique is comparable to a bicycle brake where two rubber pads rub contrary to the wheel rim creating friction.

With drum brakes, fluid is forced into the wheel cylinder, which pushes the brake shoes out so that the friction linings are pressed contrary to the drum, which can be mounted on the wheel, causing the wheel to stop.

In any case, the friction surfaces of the pads on a computer brake system, or the shoes on a drum brake convert the forward motion of the automobile into heat. Heat is what causes the friction surfaces (linings) of the pads and shoes to eventually wear out and require replacement.

Let's have a closer look at each of the components in a brake system and see where other problems can occur…