Parts of your Car Brake

October 16th, 2019 by

Stepping on the gas pedal of your Clermont Toyota is arguably the most fun and necessary part of the driving experience. As for the other half of the experience many people forget about—stopping, also plays a vital role in the act of driving. Take a moment to think about what would happen if your Clermont Toyota couldn’t stop. It’d be a disaster. Car breaks are one of the most important parts of your car that help it bring it to a stop when needed. If you’re not too familiar with this feature, no need to worry! Toyota of Clermont is here for you with a simplified guide on the parts of the car brakes, as well as how they work and keep you safe.

Information on car brakes from Toyota of Clermont

Parts of Your Clermont Toyota Car Brakes

Master Cylinder

This part of your car brake is essentially what delegates how much power is routed to which brakes. It begins from the moment you step on the pedal. The master cylinder is located right under the pedal and it will apply the appropriate amount of pressure based on how hard you push the pedal to bring your Toyota to a stop. There’s typically two master cylinders in a housing in the event that one fails.

Car Brake Fluid

This is the source of pressure the master cylinder and car brakes use to bring your car to a complete stop.The fluid travels back and forth through the brake lines and pretty much used by your car like motor oil. The place where this fluid is usually visible in your car’s engine compartment. This is so that you can keep track of its level. If you do notice a significant drop in fluid, then bring in your car for service at Toyota of Clermont and have it inspected by one of our auto service techs.

Brake Line

The master cylinder applies pressure to the car brake assembly by sending brake fluid through the brake line. What makes up the brake line are hoses and tubes that move fluid from the master cylinder to the brakes to make your vehicle come to a stop. Based on the wheels your vehicle users for driving and steering, those wheels are what usually have rubber tubing while the others use steel.

Rotors and Pads

Another important part to your car brakes is the caliper. This is the home of other parts like the piston and pads that wrap around the rotor (the large disk behind your wheel). Rotors are there for the brake pads to rub against that’ll create friction to help in stopping your vehicle. Friction is created by the car brake pads by gripping and rubbing against the rotor when the caliper is active when braking. Pads needs to be replaced every once in a while, while rotors can be resurfaced to ensure a smooth surface for pad contact. They do need to be replaced once it has a significant amount of wear and tear.

Your brakes work hard to make sure your Clermont Toyota comes to a complete stop when commanded. If you need them serviced, visit Toyota of Clermont today at 16851 State Rd 50 just off the Florida Turnpike.

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