Brakes: What Types are There?
What They Do
They generate the friction vehicles use to slow their wheels and stop their tires.
How They Work
The process starts with stepping on the brake pedal and engaging the brake pistons. They travel the master brake cylinder bore and pressurize brake fluid, which flows through a series of brake hoses and lines. From there, which part does what depends on the type of brake. In a drum brake, the fluid clamps the shoes and drums together, while in a disc brake, it clamps the rotors, calipers, and pads together.
How Long Do They Last?
That depends, in part, on the results of an exhaustive inspection -- of the brake pedal, fluid, lines, and hoses, plus the assemblies and parking brake. If the condition of the brakes or the inspection's results call for replacing any of them, do so ASAP. Otherwise, keep an eye out for the symptoms of it being time.
The Signs They Need Replacing
- Warning lights on the dashboard
- Shuddering brakes
- Pulling to the side when braking
- Weak brake grip
- A brake pedal that feels too low or overly soft
- Taking longer than usual to slow down and stop
- Grinding and other abnormal noises
Before you buy any parts, though, be sure you're getting the genuine article.
Why Should You Buy Genuine OEM?
They'll fit your Mitsubishi model from the get-go. That's a compatibility guarantee -- one that you may not get from aftermarket brakes.
Where to Order Replacement Mitsubishi Brake Parts Online
From the wide selection in the catalog here at our auto parts store. You can browse it by model and model year to find what fits more easily. Buy them today, and we'll ship and deliver them straight to your door, ASAP.
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