Brake repair components

Types of Brake components utilized in brake repairs:

There are two main types of vehicle braking systems requiring brake repair components:

Disc brakes: Comprised of a rotor attached to the wheel hub directly. The hydraulic pressure from the master cylinder causes the caliper to squeeze the pads on either side of the rotor, and the resistance caused by this stops the vehicle.

Drum brakes: These brake repair components are brake shoes inside a drum that are mounted to the wheel hub. The hydraulic pressure in a drum system causes the shoes to press against the drum, stopping the vehicle.

In addition, vehicles have emergency brakes, which bypass your vehicle’s hydraulic system and use cables to compress the shoes or pads on your vehicle to ‘lock’ the rear wheels.  Most vehicles also have ABS, or anti-lock braking systems. ABS works by ‘pumping’ your brakes repeatedly when the sensor detects wheel locking. This is extremely helpful in slippery conditions.  Rather than holding the pedal down and locking the wheels, which will cause your vehicle to lose traction and steering ability, the ABS will ‘pump’ the brakes and improve traction, allowing you to retain control.

Marigold Service technicians have extensive experience in Victoria brake repair components including disc, drum, emergency and anti-lock.


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