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Disc Brakes vs. Drum Brakes: What Are the Differences?

Disc Brakes vs. Drum Brakes: What Are the Differences?

Brake failure can bring about horrific vehicle accidents and even fatalities. As a result, we stress routine brake checks, maintenance, and repair. Your brakes must always be full-functioning to ensure a safe ride. As a vital car component, there have been significant improvements in the braking system over the last several decades. However, the most prominent types of brakes today are drum brakes and disc brakes.   Drum Brakes Drum brakes are a more old-fashioned version of brakes that feature a simple design with low production costs. They are usually made out of cast iron and function by applying two arched shoes. Whenever you apply these brakes, brake fluid is pushed into the drum brake constraining the pistons to press against the surfaces. This movement slows down the wheels and eventually brings your car to a complete stop.   Disc Brakes Disc brakes are more modernized in design and have more features than drum brakes. They are commonly used today. Disc brakes ha ... read more

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