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Brake Master Cylinder: The Most Common Repair

  The most common type of brake repair lies within the hydraulics of the system. Brake fluid is vital to the brakes because it transfers force into pressure, which helps the other components of the braking system work correctly. The force needed to stop the car is far greater than the force applied when the operator of the vehicle presses their foot on the brake pedal. The fluid provides the hydraulic force needed to efficiently operate the brakes with the force needed. Often times, it needs to be flushed out of the car, and replaced because old fluid has a lower boiling point, and tends to attract moisture.

The excess moisture can cause rust, and is especially damaging to anti-lock braking systems. Mechanics recommend a flush every 30,000 miles, it is good preventative maintenance toward keeping the system working efficiently. Bleeding is simply letting some of the fluid out to remove the air pockets that have become trapped in the system. Checking the brake fluid can provide details of any required maintenance from refilling, to leaks.

Another common brake repair is replacing the brake pads. The pads lie within the disc and provide a buffer between the calipers and the rotors. When the brakes are applied, the caliper squeezes the pads into the rotor, which stops the vehicle. Although there isn’t a specific mileage milestone to indicate a need for new pads, the pads are equipped with a a small metal tab that will rub against the rotor and make a squealing noise when they have worn thin and need replacement. Ignoring this warning signal for too long can lessen braking efficiency and cause serious damage to the rotors.

  The master cylinder controls the volume of fluid that is forced through the system. When the master cylinder malfunctions, there is an internal leak that is not always immediately detected by brake fluid leaking from the car. Attention should be given to this component if the pedal slowly sinks to the floor when the pedal is applied, or if the operator must ‘pump’ the brakes in order for the pedal to return to normal pressure. A red warning light will also appear on the dashboard if there is a problem with the master cylinder. If leaking is more obvious, the problem my be with the tubes or hoses that carry the fluid from the master cylinder.

The braking system has many components working together that enable safe operation of a vehicle. Always pay attention to how the brakes feel when pressure is applied, and take the car to a certified mechanic for preventative maintenance. Never put off repairs to the braking system.

If you are experiencing problems with your brakes, you may be in need of a brake repair,

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Brake Wear


How to Know When It Is Time to Change Your Car Brake Pads and Shoes

Many drivers’ biggest fear is to be driving on the highway and coming to a stop, only to find that the brakes are no longer responding when they’re pressed on. The fact is, brake failure is a serious cause of collisions on the highway, and while it’s less common today than it used to be, it’s still a problem to be kept at bay for all motorists.

Older drum brakes were not nearly as reliable as today’s braking technology. Drum brakes were susceptible to seasonal and environmental factors which could decimate their ability to stop on time. In the heat of the summer or the cold of winter, drum brakes could easily stop responding or fail to provide the necessary friction to stop the vehicle in a timely manner.

Today’s newer anti-lock brakes don’t tend to fail nearly as often as the previous standard in braking technology used to. More sophisticated braking systems, along with advanced materials and design used on braking pads and shoes, have led to much safer and much more stable brakes that are better apt to stopping in any weather.

Here are a few signs it might be time to replace a piece or all of your braking system. Brakes and their parts are inexpensive pieces of an automobile that can be easily replaced without a lot of time and hassle, so it pays to make sure they’re in good working order (especially when your body will absorb whatever kinetic energy they fail to prevent you from hitting).

Troubling Noises

– They’re not always the same kind of bad noise, but you can usually hear when your brakes or their components have begun to wear down. Of course you’ll notice a sluggish, less complete stopping of your wheels when you press the brake pedal, but you’ll also hear grinding, squealing, or whining coming from your wheel well.

Poor Road Traction

– If you’ve ever depressed your brakes only to feel your car try, but fail to stop, you know how scary bad traction can be. Perhaps what’s most scary about these situations is that they tend to be more common in inclement weather, which is not how you want to discover a crucial flaw in your biggest safety system.

Brakes will keep you and your car safe, but they need some TLC with regular upkeep in order to continue doing their job. Make sure you get yours checked out before you find out they need work the hard way.

Your car’s braking system is probably the most important function of your vehicle. You’ll want to use a qualified car repair shop to inspect or replace brake parts. If you need a brake job, then stop in the Fouzis Service Center.

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ABS Brake System


How ABS – Anti-Lock Breaking Systems Work

ABS anti-lock braking system is one of the cornerstones of active vehicle safety. Its function is to prevent the wheels locking during braking, and thus the loss of adhesion between wheel and road. Vehicle’s ABS system is operable even under heavy braking.

   ABS Anti-lock Braking System is one of the basic elements of active vehicle safety. ABS prevents wheel lock during braking. The wheel ABS system is still rotates and thus prevents the loss of adhesion between wheel and road. Rolling with the wheel helps maintain the stability, manageability and controllability of the vehicle in extreme situations (such as hard braking or when braking on slippery roads). Locked wheel does not transfer the lateral force and does not allow spin.

The system prevents the wheels from locking during braking that automatically adjusts the braking force in the stirrups so as to prevent the wheels from locking. When blocking wheels losing grip and the vehicle would become unmanageable, it would not be allowed to drive change by turning the steering wheel.

Each round has its own speed sensor, control unit, which gives information about the speed of each wheel. If the control unit receives a signal that the wheel is blocked, briefly reduced pressure in the brake system, thereby indicating wheel moving again. ABS may be released round 12 – 16 x per second, and the system still provides relatively wheel rotation and vehicle steerability (check – car Kammova circle ). Under heavy braking system, ABS braking force to maintain the adhesion occur at it to block wheels and the subsequent release of wheels in rapid succession until the vehicle stops.

Each wheel is equipped with inductive speed sensor (ABS wheel speed sensor), the image of the text is yellow sensor in the brake disc. This gives the control unit about the wheel. The control unit and evaluate the situation through the control valve or reduces brake pressure to the wheel or moving again.

ABS system was developed by Bosch in 1978. But history goes back even farther. By the early 20th century, there were considerations about how to avoid locking the wheels under heavy braking. Bosch has already announced a 1936 patent for a “device to avoid strong braking wheels of a motor vehicle.” But only with the advent of the electronic engineers to develop anti-lock braking system, which was sufficiently fast and robust for use in motor vehicles. The first commercial application of the ABS system found Special equipment such as Mercedes-Benz S-Class and shortly afterward also in the BMW 7 Series.

Bosch ABS system, however, developed further. The result of further development of the systems created ASR (systems that prevents rotation of the wheels when starting off), electronic stability program ESP. In recent years appeared ABS with EBV (Electronic brake-force distribution).

How do you know the activity of the ABS system?

During heavy braking on the adhesion between the brake you hear intermittent on a wet road. Interruptions caused by its activities, ABS just, forgiving when the pressure in the brake system. This reduces the braking force and the wheel is unlocked. Pedal of this activity, like kicking and braking for longer drops to the floor. Few experienced driver could balk and allow the brake pedal, but it would be a mistake!

Stopping distance on wet roads.

On dry roads the vehicle without ABS shorter braking distances. The wet ground has already settled the differences and the icy surface of a vehicle with ABS braking distance is shorter. An important advantage, however, remains above the opportunity to steer the vehicle during braking.

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29/09/2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Comments Off on ABS Brake System


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