Of all the bells and whistles that might be optional add-ons to a new or upgraded vehicle, brakes are not one of them. The fact is that you must have good brakes to drive safely. You need them for both your safety and that of others sharing the road with you. According to government driving statistics, the leading motor vehicle accident in Canada and the United States is a rear-end collision, accounting for about a third of all crashes. Could this be caused by driver error, bad brakes, or both? While we can't control humans nor prevent their errors, at Auto Select Tuning, we can manage the condition of your brakes. You'll find us near Highway 410 at 298 Rutherford Rd S, Brampton, ON L6W 3K7, Brampton, Ontario. If you know you need brake repair, simply want to have them checked, or are thinking about a high-performance upgrade, make an appointment with us. You can reach us at (905) 453-4400 or use our online scheduling feature. Let's get going on taking care of your stopping.
Regardless of what make or model you drive, your vehicle's brakes work using friction and hydraulics. As you press the brake pedal, a level and piston act on the master cylinder. That's the reservoir that holds brake fluid. Fluid pressure increases inside the master cylinder, forcing brake fluid through lines or hoses until it reaches another cylinder at each wheel. This hydraulic operation allows the small amount of force placed upon the brake pedal by your foot to multiply to the great amount needed at each wheel to stop the car. The force ultimately moves the brake parts such that they create friction against the other metal components. This slows and stops your car.
Modern vehicles usually have disc brakes on at least the front wheels. This means that the fluid force moves the caliper that holds the brake pad. The pad then contacts the disc for each wheel, creating the needed friction. Older cars and the back wheels of many newer models have drum brakes. They're less efficient but much cheaper to produce. (That's why many manufacturers lean toward the balance of putting better, more effective brakes on the front and the less expensive ones that require longer stopping distances on the back.)
Like disc brakes, drum brakes also work using friction. The difference is that a drum turns inside the wheel. The fluid force pushes metal brake shoes, making contact with the drum's interior surface to stop the car. Today, you have the option of maintaining the braking system with OEM (original) parts or upgrading to high-performance brakes. The latter is engineered to withstand the increased heat and demands of high-performance automobiles.
Your Local Go-To Brake Shop
Unless you perform all mechanic work yourself, you've got to have a good brake shop. Since 2009, Auto Select Tuning has been the go-to in the Brampton, ON, area, particularly for European car enthusiasts. Don't risk your safety or that of others. Ensure your ability to stop by calling (905) 453-4400.