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Types of car Brakes

Anti-Lock Brakes
Anti-Lock Brakes

Four-wheel anti-lock brakes help you steer as you brake during an emergency. the technology behind it Wheel sensors detect when your car’s tires begin locking up. Then, they rapidly apply and release (pulse) the brakes to automatically keep your tires from skidding.

Disc Brakes
Disc Brakes

Image Gallery: Brakes Most modern cars have disc brakes on the front wheels, and some have disc brakes on all four wheels. This is the part of the brake system that does the actual work of stopping the car.

Drum Brakes
Drum Brakes

Drum brakes work on the same principle as disc brakes: Shoes press against a spinning surface. In this system, that surface is called a drum. Many cars have drum brakes on the rear wheels and disc brakes on the front.

Emergency Brakes
Emergency Brakes

Emergency brakes are a secondary braking system installed in motor vehicles. Also known as e-brakes, hand brakes and parking brakes, emergency brakes are not powered by hydraulics and are independent of the service brakes used to slow and stop vehicles.

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