How does the brake system work and what steps can you take to keep your brakes in like-new condition? Your brakes are actually a complex piece of machinery. However, you may be noticing a few signs that could indicate a problem. For more information on how car brakes work as well as the signs that you need your brakes checked, turn to the team at Volkswagen Of Oak Lawn.
When you press on the brake pedal, a lever pushes a piston into a hydraulic fluid-filled cylinder. The brake pad then presses against the brake disc. The vehicle stops because friction slows the outer wheels. If you have drum brakes, the stopping process works a bit differently. In this case, the car features brake shoes rather than a disc and brake block. The shoes inside of the hollow wheel hub press outward. Friction is caused when the shoes push the wheel. This slows the vehicle down.
You will want to make sure that the brakes and brake pads are inspected annually. To keep your brakes in excellent condition between inspections, keep the following tips in mind:
When you notice any of these signs, it is a good idea to set up a service appointment at Volkswagen Of Oak Lawn near Chicago and Orland Park. This way, an expert can address the problem. You do not want to ignore brake issues, because they can lead to unsafe driving.
If you notice any of the warning signs mentioned above, or there are other issues with your vehicle, our highly-skilled technicians would be glad to evaluate your vehicle and fix any problems. Contact us today if you have any questions.
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