Conaway Motors has the best brake repair service near Bothell. If you are having brake trouble, stop what you’re doing and make an appointment to get your brakes fixed now! Still not convinced? Keep reading for more information on this necessary service.
How Do Brakes Work?
Pressing the brake pedal causes pressure on the brake fluid in the master brake cylinder. This fluid gets pushed along pipes and hoses to pistons at the hub of each wheel. These pistons put pressure onto the brake pad assembly so that the brake pad gets pressed against the wheel, so it stops rotating.
There are two types of brake systems in automobiles. Disc brakes consist of a brake disc, caliper, and brake pads. The pressure of the brake fluid presses the friction material on the brake pad against the rotating wheel.
Drum brakes have hydraulic wheel cylinders, shoes, and a brake drum. When you press the brake pedal, the hydraulic cylinders press the brake shoes, lined with friction material, and press down on the brake drum. That friction slows and stops the car.
Cars also have a parking brake consisting of a lever system that holds your car still when parked. Most cars also have anti-lock braking systems that work to release the pressure on any wheel that is decelerating too quickly. This helps to prevent a skid.
Prevent a Car Accident
There are a lot of ways brakes could malfunction. The friction material wears away over time and use. There could be leaks of brake fluid or debris in the pipes and hoses that prevents the fluid from flowing freely. Brake fluid absorbs moisture from the air, and this moisture could cause corrosion in the system. The disc or drum could crack, and the calipers could be misaligned.
Make sure you get your brakes checked regularly. If you are experiencing any problems, call Conaway Motors immediately at (425) 905-2424 and ask for our brake repair service in Bothell. We have Certified Brake Safety mechanics who will take care of your brakes and help you avoid a car accident.