In the automotive world, there are two kinds of brake systems: drum brakes and disc brakes. They both have master brake cylinders, pistons, brake lines, and brake hoses. Where they differ is when it comes to the parts used to produce the friction that slows your wheels.
How Brakes Work
Both drum and disc brakes reply upon you pressing your foot against the brake pedal to cause the pistons to pressurize brake fluid inside the master brake cylinder, with the fluid then traveling through brake lines and hoses.
In a drum brake system, the fluid causes a brake shoe and brake drum to fasten together. With disc brakes, the fluid makes brake calipers close brake pads onto the brake rotors.
Recognize the Signs of Failing Brakes
Eventually, even the best brakes can wear down due to excessive wear-and-tear. When that happens, you need to replace them as soon as possible. Symptoms of trouble include:
- Shuddering brakes
- Soft-feeling brake pedal
- Grinding, squealing, or squeaking noises
- Taking longer to stop than normal
- Slipping brake grip
- Dashboard warning lights come on
You Can Trust Genuine OEM Brake Parts
If you notice these signs, inspect your brakes. When you identify the part that needs replacing, make sure that you get the best one for your vehicle. That means choosing a brake part that was made by Infiniti, since they're the only ones guaranteed to be compatible with your model. Buy now and we'll ship your order right to your front door!
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