Your factory brakes are calibrated to deliver the stopping power you need, and precisely when you need it. If they aren't in top condition, you're taking the risk of not being able to stop on command. Fortunately, as far as you're concerned, braking is a simple act. You apply pressure to the brake pedal and your car or SUV either slows or completely stops.
How GM Brakes Work
Behind the scenes, it's a little more involved. When you press the brake pedal, the master brake cylinder squeezes out brake fluid. That fluid works its way through hoses and lines to the brake calipers. The pressure of the fluid forces the calipers to clamp the brake pads against the brake rotors. The resistance created is what slows the turning of your wheels.
How to Tell if Your Brakes are Starting to Fail
Be on the lookout for:
- A warning alert on your dashboard
- Strange noises when you brake
- Requiring more road to stop
- Shuddering or pulling to one side when you brake
- A squishy brake pedal
Even the best brakes may fail thanks to the heat created by braking. The good news is that you can find everything you need to repair your brake system in our online auto parts catalog. Since we only stock genuine GM brake components, you trust their fit and performance. Order today to save time and money!
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