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As many drivers know, brakes are one of the most critical safety features of your automobile. As soon as you step on that pedal, they should respond, slowing you down and/or bringing your vehicle to a complete stop. However, some people don’t know how their brakes work and when they should be serviced. Just like other parts and systems of your vehicle, brake replacement becomes necessary as the mile how often do brakes need to be replaced add up on your vehicle.

Unfortunately, many people don’t think about the condition of their brakes until they find themselves sliding to a stop. But by knowing a few interesting facts about brakes, hopefully, drivers will be more aware of them each time they step on the brake pedal.

Did you know that….

  • The 1920 Duesenberg, an American luxury car, was the first production car with hydraulic brakes. In 1924, Chrysler started putting this feature in mass-produced cars.
  • “Plate brakes” was the name given to the legendary Dunlop-developed disc brakes that helped Jaguar win the Le Mans 24-Hour race in 1953.
  • The 1967 Porsche 911S was the first production car to feature ventilated disc brake rotors. These rotors (now commonly used) have cooling channels running between the two friction surfaces for increased cooling and better resistance to brake fade during heavy applications.
  • Requiring exceptional wear resistance, heat resistance and stopping capabilities, the operating temperatures of modern braking components can average nearly 350°C under extreme conditions.
  • Harmful agents such as asbestos, lead, and cadmium are no longer used in brake pads, which now contain a mixture of fibers, fillers, lubricants, and a binder resin.
  • The thickness of brake rotors has increased over recent years, improving noise suppression, smoothness, and better-stopping performance.
  • Today's disc brakes are high-tech electronically monitored systems.

A word of advice: So that your brakes will come to a precise and complete stop every time you step on the pedal, have your brakes inspected at every oil change or tire rotation and take care of any brake replacement or repair that may be recommended.

Looking for quality brake replacement service? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Auto & Fleet Mechanic for more information about the braking system and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Modesto, CA, and the surrounding area.

Some people may like to hear some interesting facts about brakes. The brake experts at Auto & Fleet Mechanic offer expert advice about brake replacement.

As many drivers know, brakes are one of the most critical safety features of your automobile. As soon as you step on that pedal, they should respond, slowing you down and/or bringing your vehicle to a complete stop. However, some people don’t know how their brakes work and when they should be serviced. Just like other parts and systems of your vehicle, brake replacement becomes necessary as the mile how often do brakes need to be replaced add up on your vehicle.

Unfortunately, many people don’t think about the condition of their brakes until they find themselves sliding to a stop. But by knowing a few interesting facts about brakes, hopefully, drivers will be more aware of them each time they step on the brake pedal.

Did you know that….

  • The 1920 Duesenberg, an American luxury car, was the first production car with hydraulic brakes. In 1924, Chrysler started putting this feature in mass-produced cars.
  • “Plate brakes” was the name given to the legendary Dunlop-developed disc brakes that helped Jaguar win the Le Mans 24-Hour race in 1953.
  • The 1967 Porsche 911S was the first production car to feature ventilated disc brake rotors. These rotors (now commonly used) have cooling channels running between the two friction surfaces for increased cooling and better resistance to brake fade during heavy applications.
  • Requiring exceptional wear resistance, heat resistance and stopping capabilities, the operating temperatures of modern braking components can average nearly 350°C under extreme conditions.
  • Harmful agents such as asbestos, lead, and cadmium are no longer used in brake pads, which now contain a mixture of fibers, fillers, lubricants, and a binder resin.
  • The thickness of brake rotors has increased over recent years, improving noise suppression, smoothness, and better-stopping performance.
  • Today's disc brakes are high-tech electronically monitored systems.

A word of advice: So that your brakes will come to a precise and complete stop every time you step on the pedal, have your brakes inspected at every oil change or tire rotation and take care of any brake replacement or repair that may be recommended.

Looking for quality brake replacement service? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Auto & Fleet Mechanic for more information about the braking system and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Modesto, CA, and the surrounding area.

Judi Harvey
Auto & Fleet MechanicModesto Auto Repair

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