Types of Brakes
Brakes are one of the most important safety features on your vehicle. There are different types of brakes, both between vehicles and within a vehicle. The brakes used to stop a vehicle while driving are known as the service brakes, which are either a disc and drum brake. Vehicles also come equipped with other braking systems, including anti-lock and emergency brakes.
Disc brakes consist of a disc brake rotor – which is attached to the wheel – and a calliper, which holds the disc brake pads. Hydraulic pressure from the master cylinder causes the calliper piston to clamp the disc brake rotor between the disc brake pads. This creates friction between the pads and rotor, causing your car to slow down or stop.