Types of braking systems
There are different types of braking systems used in cars, these are:
Service braking system - used whenever the vehicle is to be stopped, braked or brought to a halt. It is activated by pressing the brake pedal.
Safety braking system - on some vehicles this is a separate system, on others it is the service braking system. This is done in emergency cases.
Parking brake or parking brake - or in other words handbrake. It serves as a holding device when stopping so that the brake pedal does not have to be constantly depressed.
The auxiliary brake system - it is used on vehicles with a heavy, large tonnage. It is used to stop effectively on descents or inclines. In these vehicles, the engine (with a few exceptions) takes over the function of the auxiliary system and the supply lines are shut off by a valve.
What does the braking system consist of?
The braking system in a standard passenger car consists of the drive unit and the braking mechanism itself. The hydraulic brake system consists of:
Two circuit lines - left and right.
Master cylinder reservoir.
Master cylinder for hydraulic brake system.
Vacuum booster unit.
Hand brake cable.
Rear wheel brakes.
Brake hoses for motor vehicles.
Hand brake lever.
Front brake mechanisms.
Auto brake lines
Relates to part of the brake system. If the brake lines break, the whole system will be affected.
They are made of steel and copper. Copper pipes perform better than steel pipes, although copper is corrosive. Many people mistakenly believe that a car with a copper brake pipe cannot also have a steel brake pipe fitted and vice versa. This is a widespread myth. It is perfectly possible, and the brake system will be fine.
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