- Brake warning light comes on
- Your car pulls to one side when braking instead of stopping in a straight line
- Brake pedal is mushy or very hard to depress
- Brakes must be pumped to work properly
- Wheel(s) are excessively hot after short drives
- When applied, brakes grab causing jerky stops
- Brakes grind with continuous loud metallic noise when applied
This is the hydraulic mechanism that clamps the pads to the rotors to stop the vehicle.
This is the delivery system that the hydraulic fluid moves through to each wheel. Internal and external corrosion can cause failure points.
This is designed to create a greater braking force from minimum pedal effort.
This system is found on the rear of many vehicles today. The major components are a drum, wheel cylinder, brake hose and shoes.
This is the hydraulic pump that pushes fluid through the brake lines to activate the brakes at each wheel.
This system is found on the front of all vehicles since the early 70's and the rear of many vehicles today. The major components are a caliper, rotor, brake hose and pads.