The Physics of Car Brakes

October 2nd, 2019 by

You drive your Clermont Toyota everyday, make sure it always has gas, detail it every once in a while, and even get oil changes and tire rotations. Something many Clermont Toyota customers fail to remember is the fact when it comes to driving, half of it is focused on the accelerator, but the other half is focused on the brake. Without stopping, you’ll get into car accidents and collisions. Think of your life without car brakes! It’d be a disaster.

No matter how durable car brakes are, they still need to be replaced just like any other part of the vehicle. The unique things about them is that they could be replaced in pairs as opposed to having to replace all of them at once. If you’ve paid a visit to our expert auto service department for a brake replacement, you may have been wondering exactly why your car brakes need only be replaced in pairs rather than all at once. If this conundrum applies to you, don’t worry! Toyota of Clermont is here to help explain car brake replacements.

Check out the function behind car brakes

Why Car Brakes are Replaced in Pairs

Have you ever noticed that when you bring in your Clermont Toyota to our auto service techs, they usually recommend just replacing the front or rear car brakes? The reason behind this is because the front car brakes do the majority of the work when you stop the vehicle. So what do the rear brakes do? Check out this explanation behind the physics of Clermont Toyota brakes.

  • If you’ve ever felt you’re moving forward when applying the car brakes, this means you felt the weight distribution. Voila, you learned something new in physics! Now back to the lesson, the brake system in your Clermont Toyota is designed this way to increase friction in the front wheel by applying additional weight and force. This creates a more efficient stop.
  • The majority of Clermont Toyotas today had their engines in the front of the vehicle. Therefore the weight of the vehicle is in the front so your front brakes need to create more friction to bear the weight and bring the vehicle to a complete stop.
  • When you press the car brake pedal, they receive the corresponding fluid from the master brake cylinder. Most of the fluid is diverted to the front brakes because if the fluid were to be routed to the rear brakes, the brakes would lock before the front brakes. This would result in very erratic movement from your vehicle.

Evidently your Clermont Toyota car brakes work extra hard to make sure your car comes to a complete stop. Nevertheless, the front brakes put in more work than the others and if it weren’t for it, there’d be a lot more car accidents happening out in the streets. If you have any further questions as to how your car brakes work or want to bring your car in for service, call (352)404-7001. We’re located at 16851 State Rd 50 just off the Florida Turnpike.

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