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Brake Repair and Service Essential Terms

The brakes are perhaps the most essential part of a car, truck, or any vehicle. Checked and serviced regularly, brake systems will hopefully not need too much repair. However, there is more to it than just the pads. Here are a few important terms to know about your system.

  • Fluid - Brake systems work on a hydraulic system, meaning they use a fluid to apply pressure. Regular checking of the levels in your automobile will keep your vehicle on the road.
  • Transmission - The transmission takes the power of the engine and converts it to gear power, which is then used to rotate the wheels. A brake system should not fight the transmission.
  • Caliper - This part is essentially a clamp that squeezes the pads against the rotor to slow or stop your car. These should be inspected by a mechanic on a regular basis.
  • Disc/Rotor - The spinning metal disc that the wheel sits on.
  • Brake Pad - The part of the system that physically slows down the vehicle. Pads must be replaced often as they wear down due to friction. Not having them changed soon enough can lead to accidents, as the system cannot get enough grip on a rotor when pads have not been replaced frequently enough.
  • Brake Light - A light on the dashboard that indicates the system needs repair. Fluid hoses or brake pads may need to be replaced. Sometimes a caliper will need to be changed, as well.
  • Anti-lock - A brake system that allows a car to stop more easily on slick roads by pulsing power to the brakes. This prevents skidding. Most new automobiles are fitted with this type of system.
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    Colleyville, TX 76034
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    Merchant's Tire & Auto Centers
    1136 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
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    (757) 363-8090
     
    User Review: "I just got new tires put on my wifes truck.Not only was the guy at the front desk polite he also showed concern about..."
    Pugh's Car Care Center
    2209 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
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    (252) 441-1931
     
    User Review: "I was going out to eat at kelly's when our check engine light came on. Being on vacation, I didnt know where to go...." - Tyler (VA)
    The Brake Stop
    3318 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Richmond, VA 23234
    Specializing in mufflers, alignment, brakes, and all other auto repair, including oil changes, tune-ups, A/C, and more.
    (804) 233-2993
    Hb Motorwerks
    936 Professional Pl, Chesapeake, VA 23320
    (757) 965-7146
    Firestone Complete Auto Care Store
    453 Battlefield Blvd N, Chesapeake, VA 23320
    (757) 512-5161
    The Muffler Center
    737 S Military Hwy, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
    (757) 420-4502
    Firestone Complete Auto Care Store
    987 S Military Hwy, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
    (757) 793-2539
    Speedy Auto Service
    5225 Indian River Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
    (757) 467-4318
    Firestone Complete Auto Care Store
    1398 Fordham Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
    (757) 793-2516
    Big Al's Mufflers & Brakes
    4411 Indian River Rd Ste B, Chesapeake, VA 23325
    (757) 523-7380
    Kempsville Car Care Center
    5704 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    (757) 499-4355
    Eurotech Autowerks Inc
    376 N Witchduck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    (757) 499-7768
    Big Al's Mufflers & Brakes
    5737 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    (757) 671-7910
    Hutch's Metro Auto Service
    116 Jersey Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    (757) 499-3893
    Firestone Complete Auto Care Store
    4834 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    (757) 355-5695


    Brake service may take the form of simple repairs, or more replacements for these vital components. Regardless of whether automobile owners need to buy new replacements, or simply to perform maintenance and upkeep activities, these tasks play an essential part in ensuring safe and successful vehicle operation. In order to more successfully receive brake service and repair functions, car owners may want to educate themselves about the basic mechanical and design principles at play. These car parts typically take the particular form of pad brakes. These devices use friction to slow or stop vehicles, keeping this form of energy in a section of the automobile known as the disc brake. The various components put to use while driving are contained in a section known as a caliper. As any driver should know, they can change or end the force placed on pad brakes by pressing down on the relevant pedal. The performance demands expected of a car's tires, transmission and engine can determine the quality of the components selected. The more concerted choice of disc brakes might be eschewed, for instance, in favor of the drum variety. This determination is most relevant to lighter-weight cars, without the increased demands placed upon trucks. Similarly, when people are shopping for components to change out their existing brakes, they should only select used parts when these appear unlikely to cause an accident. Drivers could also opt for front-locking brakes, independent of the rear components. One basic task for car service to undertake consists of checking transmission. Inspection should also make sure that radiators are functioning successfully and brake fluid present sufficiently. Such procedures, and any resultant upkeep, can avoid the need for more financially demanding repairs or replacements.
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