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We can check your brakes and carry out any recommendations you choose, whether its just brake pads only , discs and pads or anything else on the braking system we can help.

What do you think about while riding in a car with friends or family? On the way to school, you might think about the test that you have at school or the lunch box. On the way from football practice, you might be thinking what’s for dinner or how you are going to finish the homework? You probably don't consider a car, much like does it need the oil change? How is the engine working? Do the tired need to get rotated? Unless something gets to break, people tend to take the car and its systems for granted.

If you start to think, brakes are a fantastic invention in the car. If you are riding a scooter and you need to slow it down, you can put your feet down and drag on the ground. But, what about getting on the highway at 55 miles per hour? The formula is not going to work. Therefore, how can a light push on the pedal of a brake slow a speeding car to an abrupt stop? Is it any magic? No, it’s a science!

The science behind the braking system

A car, while running, has a lot of kinetic energy, which is the energy of motion. To make the car stop, the brakes have to get rid of the kinetic energy. It is done by using the force of friction to convert the kinetic energy in heat. 

When you press the foot down on the brake pedal, a connected lever pushes a piston in the master cylinder, which is filled with the hydraulic fluid. The fluid gets squirted along with the system of the pipes into another, wider cylinders positioned next to the brakes on every wheel.

The hydraulic system multiplies the force of the foot on the pedal in enough power so that the brakes could get applied and the car stops. The brakes are of two types, namely — disc brakes and drum brakes.

Most of the modern cars comprise of the disk brakes on the front wheels, whereas drum brakes on the rear wheels. The expensive models might have the disk brakes on all four wheels. Only very small or old cars tend to have drum brakes on all the wheels.

The brakes consist of a disc, a caliper, and a brake pad. The rubbing of the pad against the disk leads to friction, which converts kinetic energy into heat in the pad. Stopping a car in speed can make the brakes heat to 950 degrees Fahrenheit or more than that. To withstand the heat, pads must be made of a special material that will not melt at high temperatures. 

Why choose us?

By facing the future challenges of the automotive industry, First Point Automotive tends to offer the best brake Bilston services. Our values are everything that we offer. We are involved in a long-term relationship with automakers all over the world. If you are experiencing any problems with your braking system, come to First Point Automotive and get the solution to all your car issues.

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