Brakes & Brake Repair

Braking Systems
The brake system is a car's most critical safety system and should be checked immediately if problems are suspected. A properly operating brake system ensures vehicle control even under extreme conditions.

Brake Pads and Shoes:
We have semi-metallic and ceramic pad and shoe friction to suit your driving needs. Brake pads and shoes pushed against the rotor or drum creates the friction needed to slow a vehicle. These should be inspected by a certified technician annually and replaced before they get to metal-to-metal or risk expensive rotor and / or drum replacement.

Brake Rotors and Drums:
Rotors and drums are the surfaces that the brake pads and shoes are forced against to slow or stop your vehicle. Brake rotors and drums must dissipate heat with continuous contact with water and road grit.

Brake Calipers:
Disk brakes, or brake calipers, are large hydraulic clamps. Calipers have one or more pistons that move outward with the increased brake fluid pressure, forcing the brake pad to contact the rotor surface, slowing or stopping the vehicle.

Brake Fluid:
Formulated liquid used in the brake hydraulic system and transmits force to the various parts of the braking system.

Brake Hydraulics: This is the master cylinder, hydraulic lines and hoses. Pushing the break pedal generates pressure in the master cylinder, which flows through the lines and hoses to the wheel cylinders and/or calipers forcing the brake shoes or pads against the drum or rotor. You should check the brake fluid in the master cylinder reservoir regularly.

ABS Brakes:
Anti-Lock Braking System, sensors for each wheel that indicates to a computer when the wheel locks during extreme or emergency braking conditions. The computer releases the brake multiple times per second, no longer any need to pump the brake pedal to stop.

Although your ABS warning light is on, your main braking system is unaffected and you will be able to stop but you should consult a certified technician at Ridener Auto today!