According to a survey conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly 22% of car accidents in the U.S. are brought about by brake failure.
With this data, you really need to understand how the brake system of your vehicle works to at least come up with the right decision when things go crazy while you’re driving on the road.
1.Different Kinds of Brake SystemHydraulic. A type of brake system that applies different pressures to pistons. Once the force reaches the brake pad, it will drive the rotor, and the wheel halts.
- Expect a higher force and efficiency if your vehicle is equipped with hydraulic brakes
- The chance of experiencing brake failure is rare in the hydraulic brake system
2.Electromagnetic. If you own a hybrid car, you are familiar with this brake system. Basically, this type adheres on the principles of electromagnetism to ensure a friction-less brake. In an electromagnetic brake system, a magnetic flux is installed and induces pressure opposite to the direction of the wheel which causes it to stop.
- Cheaper cost of installation
- No additional spare parts needed
- Helps the vehicle for smooth gear transmission
3.Servo. It is also called as a vacuum brake system and is mostly used by trains worldwide. Vacuum brake utilizes compressed air to control the wheels. For you to manage the intensity of the curb, there’s a brake pipe with a brake valve attached in every vehicle.
- You can integrate this brake system with the hydraulic to increase the efficiency
- This is a reliable system for long and heavy vehicles
These are only some of the brake systems that you must be familiar with. Mind you, one of these mechanisms can actually save your life in the near future!