Monthly Archives: April 2019

How Do I Know When I Need A Brake Repair?

How Do I Know When I Need A Brake Repair?

With the constant stopping and going that life on the road entails, especially for your main car, having your brakes properly working is essential. Being aware of your brakes and understanding how to spot the indicators of worsening brakes will ensure your safety, as well as everyone else’s that are driving. So, how might you know whether or not your car needs its brakes repaired or inspected? We’ve gone ahead and listed some tips on how to examine the condition of your brakes. Disc Brakes vs Drum Brakes Aside from aesthetics, the major difference between traditional drum brakes and disc brakes is where the force is being applied. With drum brakes, the stopping force is applied by hydraulic cylinders to the inner surface of the drum itself. Disc brakes, on the other hand, move the braking surface away from the inside of a drum to a disc rotor. The rotor is mounted to the hub, while the caliper is mounted to the fork near the axle. This design is more like ... read more

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