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How Disc Brakes Work

How Disc Brakes Work

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Published by: Rizwanul Fattah on Jan 15, 2010
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How Disc Brakes Work 
Most modern cars have disc brakes on the front wheels, andsome have disc brakes on all four wheels. This is the part of the brake system that does the actual work of stopping thecar.
Disc brake.
 The most common type of disc brake on modern cars is the
single-piston floating caliper
. In this article, we willlearn all about this type of disc brake design.
 
Disc Brake Basics
Here is the location of the disc brakes in a car:
Disc brake location
The main components of a disc brake are:
The
brake pads
 
The
caliper
, which contains a piston
The
rotor
, which is mounted to the hub
 
Parts of a disc brake
 The disc brake is a lot like the brakes on abicycle. Bicyclebrakes have a caliper, which squeezes the brake padsagainst the wheel. In a disc brake, the brake padssqueeze the
rotor
instead of the wheel, and the force istransmittedhydraulicallyinstead of through a cable.Frictionbetween the pads and the disc slows the discdown.

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