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Differences between Disc Brakes and Drum Brakes

Differences between Disc Brakes and Drum Brakes

Road safety and well maintained braking systems go hand in hand. Break failure can cause catastrophic road accidents. Regular brake checks, maintenance and repair, is vital to ensure they function correctly. As an essential car component, there have been significant improvements in the braking system over the years with the development of new technologies that have made advancements in the braking system possible. The most prominent types of brakes are drum and disc brakes, which differ significantly. Brake Drums Although drum brakes still exist in some vehicles today, they were an older version of brakes that features a simple design with low manufacturing costs. They were mainly made from cast iron and functioned by forcing the two arched shoes placed within the drum. Whenever the driver depresses the brake pedal, pressed brake fluid is forced into the drum brake constraining the pistons to press against the drum sides. The friction results in slow spinning of the wheels and even ... read more

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