Brakes: Buying Guide and FAQs
What Do They Do?
Produce the resistance required to slow your vehicle's wheels down and stop its tires.
How Many and What Types are There?
Two: disc brakes and drum brakes.
How Do They Work?
Step on the brake pedal, and the brake pistons activate, traversing the master brake cylinder's bore and pressurizing brake fluid. The fluid then flows through brake hoses and lines. From there, what happens depends on the kind of system. Brake shoes and brake drums clamp together in a drum brake. Brake rotors and brake calipers with brake pads attached to them clamp together in a disc brake system.
How Long Do They Last?
That depends on what results a brake inspection yields. Inspect the brake pedal, fluid, lines, hoses, assemblies, and parking brake, and change any parts they require.
What are the Signs They Need to be Replaced?
The most obvious are warning lights on the dashboard, shuddering and pulling sideways when braking, grinding, and other abnormal brake noises. Others range from a brake pedal that feels too low or too soft to brakes that don't grip as well as they should. Your vehicle may also take longer to slow and stop.
Before buying parts, though, be sure you're getting the genuine article.
Why Buy Genuine OEM Brakes?
They'll fit the car or SUV you love right off the factory line. That's a compatibility guarantee you may not get from aftermarket parts.
Where Can I Order OEM Brake Parts for My Subaru or Volkswagen?
Right here online. Our auto parts store carries a vast selection that you can browse by brand, model, and model year. Buy now, and we'll ship in no time, delivering right to your door.
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