What parts make up a brake system?
The modern brake system typically consists of disc brakes on the front and rear, although some still have drum brakes on the rear. However, since disc brakes are more efficient, they are becoming the standard for all four wheels. The principles of brake operation are as follows: hydraulic fluid is pushed through the brake lines to actuate the pistons in a caliper, which squeezes against a disc in order to stop the vehicle.
What’s included in our brake service
Free complete brake inspection, Replace pads or shoes, lube calipers and hardware, machine drums or rotors, and test drive the vehicle.
The most common complaint of drivers who need brakes is a high-pitched screeching sound when the brakes are applied. Additionally, a ‘soft’ pedal, brakes that are less responsive, or a jerk to one side or another when braking should prompt a brake inspection by a qualified professional. Not all noises and symptoms are indicative of a brake problem, however, which is why BRAKEmax offers a free brake inspection with no obligation.