Hey! are you do for repair or service in, near, or close to San Marcos CA. You brake it, we’ll fix it. domestic plus foreign A-Z. Get your stopping power back today! Service at it’s finest. A place that you can trust plus afford at Centric Auto Repair.
Centric Auto Repair wants you to know the warning signs that your vehicle, before your brake system reach the point of costly repair. Using your sense of hearing, sight plus touch (safely of course) can alert you to a potential brake problems. Where in the long run can save time and money.
Also, when it comes to brakes, everyone should know the basics. Hence the importance of safety behind stopping every time.
If you have any questions or want to learn something about your brakes. Please give us a call now, we’re always here for you.
Importantly, any sights, sounds or sensations in the brake system that seem out of the ordinary should be checked out right away. Most times, vehicle brake system problems will only escalate if disregarded. Stop by for a free brake inspection service.
The concept of brake pads or disc brakes as an alternative to drum brakes had been around at least as early as a patent by F. W. Lanchester in 1902. However, due to high cost and inefficiencies compared to drum brakes they were not commonly implemented until after World War II.
Once disc brake technology improved, brake performance quickly surpassed that of drum brakes. The performance difference was most noticeably exhibited in 1953 when a Jaguar outfitted with brake pads won the 24 Hours of Le Mans Grand Prix of Endurance race.
The success of the Jaguar is commonly attributed to the car’s disc brakes, which allowed the drivers to approach turns faster and brake later than their opponents, which ultimately led to its victory. As late as 1963 the majority of automobiles using disc brakes were European made, with American cars adopting the technology in the late 1960s after the invention of fixed calipers that made installation cheaper and more compact.
Disc brakes offer better stopping performance as compared to drum brakes. They provide better resistance to “brake fade” caused by the overheating of brake pads, and are also able to recover quickly from immersion (wet brakes are less effective). Unlike a drum brake, a disc brake has no self-servo effect—the braking force is always proportional to the pressure applied on the braking pedal lever. However many disc brake systems have servo assistance (“Brake Booster”) to reduce the driver’s pedal effort.
These disc brake pads are easier to inspect and replace than drum brake friction.
“Victor at Centric replaced the battery system in my 2011 prius and provided a 3 year warranty. unfortunately, My little car has been back a few times for that warranty service, Bic everyone at Centric has really stepped up and honored their warranty each time with great service and a smile on their face! Highly recommended. Thank You Vic!”
– Dario Miranda