Sunday, 5 April 2015

How A Automotive Brake System Works?

Brake System

Working Of Car Brake System.

Basic Maintenance
Its important to inspect a brake system at regular intervals by checking the level of brake fluid in the master cylinder and the thickness of the brake pads or shoes. Before checking the brake fluid level, the cover of the master cylinder must be wiped off so no foreign material can fall inside the reservoir. Flush a brake system with manufacturer recommended brake fluid (DOT 3 or 4) when a brake service is performed to ensure proper operation of the ABS system.
An ABS brake system is a computerized wheel speed sensing system that can detect when one or more wheels is not rotating as fast as the remaining wheels. The system will then dump brake pressure to those wheels until the wheel (or wheels) can maintain equal rotation speed. ABS brake systems utilize a series of wheel speed sensors, a brake control module and a main ABS control unit. The ABS control unit controls and monitors the ABS brake system. These brake components help keep the vehicle under control in heavy braking conditions.
Helpful Information
Brake fade is a condition that occurs when the brakes on the vehicle stop working even though there is good pedal and no obvious problems with the brake system. This condition presents itself when the brake system is overheated. When friction is applied to a rotating mass (brake rotor or drum) the kinetic energy is transferred into heat, when the brake rotor is overheated it cannot absorb any additional heat which inhibits performance. This will cause the brakes to fail no matter how hard the brake pedal is applied. This condition can occur when braking down long grades and in high performance applications, where repeated acceleration and braking occurs over a short period of time.
Keep a vehicles brake system serviced every 15,000 to 25,000 miles. Inspect brake fluid, master cylinder, pads, flex hoses and shoes for fluid leaks. When replacing brake system components always use top quality OEM (original equipment manufacturer) brake parts. Many inexpensive brake parts may squeak, grumble and need replacement sooner.

The emergency brake system performs two operations, it helps hold the car when parked on a hill, plus it can help stop the vehicle if the conventional brake system has failed. Check emergency brake periodically to ensure proper operation as part of a normal brake service regiment.

Article describes how an automotive brake system works.

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