Why Car Brakes Are So Important?


One of the most amazing thing about the car brake is, a small paddle can stop a huge vehicle with a single push of brake pad and how does it take place is a mystery for many people, but nowadays most people have come to understand the process. When you press the brake pedal with the help of your foot, car transmits the force from your foot to its brakes through a fluid, but the actual brakes needs a much greater force than you could apply with your leg, your car must also multiply the force of your foot. It is technical process in which, the brakes transmit the force to the tires, and tires transmit the force to the road using and the law of friction applies.

Types of Brake:

There are two different types of brake system used to stop vehicles: drum brakes and disk brakes.

Drum Brake

Drum brake system slow down a car by friction, by pressing brake shoes against a drum. The drum brake mechanism consist of different components (Drum, Brake lining, Return spring, Piston, Wheel cylinder, Brake shoe, Brake pads, Wheel hub, Stud,) with the help of all these components a vehicle can be stopped by just putting little pressure on brake pedal.

Disk Brake

Another system is a disk brake system, which is a lot simpler than the previous one and more effective as well. The drum brake is a round, flat, piece of metal, pressed against the wheel to slow or stop the car and the main component of this system are (Brake line, Splash shield, Disk brake). These two systems are the primary and mostly used.

Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) There are some other systems as well, those are developed recently and installed in almost all newly assembled cars. This system is Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS), the system consists of an electronic control unit, a hydraulic actuator (stimulator), and wheel speed sensors at each wheel. If the control unit detects a problem in system, it will kindle an ABS warning light on the dash to let you know that there is a problem.


Source by R1 Concepts