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Brakes are simply hydraulic pressure going through a friction-causing mechanism to bring the car to a halt. It accomplishes this by pressurising brake fluid as it travels through pipes and hoses to either a disc brake or a drum brake. Did you know that the front wheels absorb 80% of the braking force?

Brakes are critical components of any car or machine. It’s also useful to know what kinds of differences there are and how they function. PARC Ltd has put together some material to help you understand things a little better. If you have any questions about car brakes after reading this post, don’t hesitate to call us on 01495 769700.

Disc Brakes Pontypool

Disc brakes contain three main parts, these being: brake pads, calliper and the disk. You normally see them on the back wheels of high performance or large vehicles such as lorries or trucks, as opposed to the front wheels on normal vehicles such as cars.

How they work:

• The disk is squeezed by the brake pads
• Hydraulically force is transmitted
• Friction causes the disk to slow down
• The vehicle slows down or stops

Drum Brakes Pontypool

The disc and the drum are the most significant differences between disc and drum brakes. Drum brakes operate in the same way as disc brakes do, which makes them much easier to comprehend.

When you step on the brake pedal, hydraulic wheel cylinders press the curved brake shoes against the brake drum. As a result of the friction, the wheels slow down or come to a halt. The rear wheels of several vehicles have drum brakes, while the front wheels have disc brakes. Drum brakes, on the other hand, are more difficult to service than disc brakes because they have more components. However, since emergency braking systems are simpler to implement, they are less costly to produce.

If you need any sort of brakes repairing, replacing or servicing, PARC Ltd is the place to come to for quality work and value for money. Call us today on 01495 769700.

ABS Brakes Pontypool

Anti-lock braking systems (ABS) are designed to prevent car wheels from locking during hard braking, which can cause skidding and loss of power.

When a vehicle brakes rapidly or harshly, the anti-lock braking mechanism prevents the wheels from locking up. They ensure that the driver maintains vehicle control and does not skid across the lane, which is obviously very dangerous.

The machine controls the rotation speed of the wheels and, if it senses one spinning at an incorrect speed, it adjusts the brake pad pressure. This restores the wheel’s rotation to that of the other wheels. Anti-lock brakes do this repeatedly when driving, so you can feel a tug or a jerk.

PARC Motors Pontypool

Hopefully your knowledge on brakes has somewhat improved now and you feel confident with the technology that is saving your life every time you step on that pedal!

For trustworthy advice on brakes or generally maintenance of your vehicle, Monnington motors is only a phone call away on 01495 769700. Or if you are in the Pontypool area, visit our garage to see an experienced mechanic.

Suspect you may need a brake pad replacement? Get in touch with Parc Pontypool accident and repair centre for a free no-obligation quote. The importance of getting worn brake pads replaced could not be understated. In 2017, faulty brakes caused 570 accidents, 9 fatalities and 129 serious injuries. We will get you clued-up on the brake issues that can cause danger on the road.

If you are experiencing any of these problems, you should know that Parc Ltd. offer top-quality vehicle servicing in south wales, at competitive prices. Avoid becoming a part of the troubling statistics by getting your brakes serviced by one of our expert technicians. If your brake pedal feels “soft” or makes a squealing noise, call us on 01495 769700 or 070072099. Our insurance approved centre offers thorough, efficient and safe brake pad replacement services. Do not make any delays and get in touch now. We are always ready to help.

What Is Soft Pedal?

What is soft pedal? Well, it is the loss of a brake’s effectiveness after extensive wear. While brake discs are produced to be strong and withstand repeated usage, as with everything, they do gradually erode over time. Every time the brake pedal is pressed, pressure is placed on the front wheels of your car. It is your brakes that are mostly responsible for bringing your vehicle to a halt. As a result, it is quite standard that the front pads and discs will need changing. Fortunately for you, our technicians have extensive experience in changing front pads and discs. If reliable motor specialists in Pontypool are what you are after, we are the team for you.

What Causes Brake Squeal?

Unsure on what causes brake squeal? Quite simply, the sound of your brake squealing is caused by a build-up of dust in your brakes. While hearing this noise is not as common as it used to be, it is still apparent in certain cases. Greasing the back of the pads is an effective way to solve this issue. Though you should consider that grease needs to be suited to your rubber dust seals. Doing a DIY job might seem like a cheaper solution, though we recommend that you seek the advice of one of our technicians. Our experienced staff service all car makes and models and will get your brakes in tip-top condition.

Brake Replacement Pontypool

Visit Parc Ltd, your local accident and repair centre, to stop brake noise in Pontypool. If you need brake pad replacement or repairs in Pontypool or the surrounding towns in South Wales, get in touch. We offer a 24/7 recovery service to Pontypool and local towns including Pontnewynydd, Wainfelin, Trevethin, Cwm Ffrwd-Oer and Tranch. We offer highly professional vehicle mechanical repairs and servicing, at competitive prices.

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