How brakes work might seem simple enough. You step on your brake pedal, and they slow and stop your vehicle. However, what brakes do to get there is more complicated.
How Brakes Work
Braking starts with your master brake cylinder. It forces brake fluid down brake hoses and brake lines. When the fluid reaches a brake caliper, it clamps a brake pad (in some cases, a brake shoe) onto a brake rotor. When pads and rotors rub together, they generate friction. This friction is what's responsible for slowing your wheelsand stopping your tires from spinning. A control module or wheel speed sensors might factor in, depending on what you drive. Sooner or later, though, OEM brakes go bad, even the top-quality systems Acura makes.
How to Spot Failing Brakes
Thankfully, there are signs of brake problems to look for. More than just warning lights on your dash, too. They range from abnormal brake noise and shuddering to a soft or unusually low-feeling brake pedal. Worse symptoms range from reduced brake grip and taking longer to stop to your vehicle pulling sideways during braking. The worst sign, though, is grinding. It often indicates brakes gone bad, with real-time damage happening because of pads worn down to the rotors. If you have brake problems, run an inspection.
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