BRAKES – WEAR SENSORS & BRAKE PADS GLASGOW
In order to stop anything from speed you need your brakes to create friction. Your Brake pads create friction when you are trying to stop when travelling at any speed, they are a vital part of any car’s braking system. You need to make sure you have the right brake pads fitted and that they’re in good working order if you want to stop safely and promptly.
Brake pads are mounted on a brake calliper, which is activated either a mechanical action, hydraulically, pneumatically or although more rarely, electromagnetically.
More modern cars have Wear sensors which help keep a check on your brake pads, ensuring that they are fit for purpose because they detect when your brake pads are becoming worn and an alert of some kind is shown to the driver.
If you have an older car, apart from noticing any deterioration in your ability to stop or vibration coming through the steering wheel, the only way to check is the old school method of taking all the wheels off to check manually.
BRAKES – BRAKE DISCS GLASGOW
A disc brake uses callipers that squeeze pairs of pads against either side of your brake disc in order to create friction (as previously mentioned), that friction retards the rotation of your wheels, either to reduce speed or to hold stationary. Hydraulic disc brakes are the most commonly used form of brake for more modern cars. Compared to drum brakes, disc brakes afford you better stopping performance because the disc is more readily cooled. As a consequence discs are less prone to the brake fade caused when brake components overheat. Disc brakes also recover more quickly from getting wet, although wet brakes are obviously less effective than dry ones.
Brake discs are usually made of cast iron, but may in some cases these are made of ceramic matrix composites or like in formula one cars, reinforced carbon fibre.
As members of the Good Garage Scheme you can be assured of a completely professional experience at James Coyle Motor Engineers and we only use the best quality parts and lubricants at a price that won’t break the bank but if you have specific requirement, let us know and we will advise accordingly
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