Car Brakes in Clacton
It almost goes without saying that you rely completely on an efficient braking system to slow and stop your vehicle. The brakes also allow you to make an emergency stop if you need to. But how efficient are your brakes? Ring and arrange for us to give your braking system a FREE-OF-CHARGE check!
- Brake Pads supplied and fitted from only £39!
- Pads and Discs supplied and fitted from only £89!
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It is vital your braking system is maintained properly in order to operate efficiently. It is a legal requirement that your braking system performs as designed; your brakes will be tested in the MOT.
Like all vehicle parts, brakes and braking performance deteriorate over time; because it happens gradually, many people don't notice the difference in their braking system. Having your brakes checked regularly could save you time and money by preventing damage to other components, as well as saving your life!
Drum brake systems have hydraulic wheel cylinders, brake shoes and a brake drum which fits over the assembly (shown with brake drum removed). When the brake pedal is applied, the two curved brake shoes (which have a friction material lining) are pressed by the hydraulic wheel cylinders against the inner surface of the rotating brake drum.
The result of this contact produces friction, absorbing the vehicles momentum, which forces the vehicle to slow down or stop.
A disc brake system consists of a brake disc, brake calliper and brake pads. When the brake pedal is applied, pressurised hydraulic fluid squeezes the brake pad friction material against the surface of the rotating brake disc. The result of this contact again produces friction, and forces the vehicle to a halt.
Disc brakes are generally more efficient than the older drum brakes, and most production vehicles are now fitted exclusively with disc brakes.