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Brakes are perhaps the most important safety feature
of any vehicle. Knowing the different types of brakes, both between and within vehicles, can help you feel better informed when caring for and repairing your
There are four types of car brakes:-
1. Disc Brakes:- Disc brakes consist of a brake rotor which is attached directly to the wheel.
The friction between the pads and the rotor causes the vehicle to slow and stop.
2. Drum Brakes:- Drum brakes consist of a brake drum attached to the inside of the wheel. When
the brake pedal contracts, hydraulic pressure presses two brake shoes against the brake
3. Emergency Brake:- Emergency brakes, also known as parking brakes, are a secondary braking system that works independently of the service brakes.
4. Anti- Lock Brakes:- Anti-lock braking systems
(ABS) are found on most newer vehicles. ABS prevents the wheels from locking up in order to
keep the tires from skidding. This feature is especially useful when driving on wet and slippery roads.
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