Brakes

Pads

Brake pads apply pressure to the brake rotors (discs), creating friction to slow or stop the vehicle. Brake pad material wears down with driving and the pads should be replaced before the friction material is gone.


Brake rotors

Brake rotors (discs) are squeezed by the brake pads, causing friction that reduces the speed of the rotors, which slows or stops the vehicle. Brake rotors also dissipate heat produced during braking.


Remanufactured Brake Calipers

On disc brakes, brake calipers retain the brake pads and are mounted over the brake rotors. They create the clamping force used to slow and stop the vehicle.


Brake Shoes

On vehicles with rear drum brakes, the shoes press against the drum to slow or stop the vehicle. With driving, the brake shoe lining wears down. Brake shoes must be replaced before the friction material is gone.


Brake Drums

Brake shoes press against the inner surface of the brake drums, causing friction that reduces the speed of the drums, which slows or stops the vehicle. Brake drums also dissipate heat produced during braking.

Ignoring brake drum condition may lead to system performance issues, such as reduced stopping ability. Brake drums should be replaced if drum inside diameter is greater than the service limit. Brake drum has conditions that are deemed unrepairable, including scoring, grooves, corrosion, cracks, or contamination.

Taking care of them will help ensure braking performance, reliability, and your vehicle’s optimal braking performance.


Brake Lines/Hoses

Brake lines and hoses transfer brake fluid from the master cylinder to the brake calipers. Although the steel lines and reinforced rubber hoses can withstand high brake system pressure, they can be susceptible to corrosion and damage from road debris, which can eventually lead to fluid leaks.

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