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How does the brake system work on a Land Rover? Car brakes are deceptively simple: The basic functions which allow them to work haven’t changed that much over the years, but since they’re so important to your safety, every Phoenix driver should understand how they work! Land Rover Chandler has put together a guide with everything you need to know.

How Do Car Brakes Work?

No matter what kind of Land Rover you drive, your brakes are going to use the same technologies in order to help you slow down and stop on command.

  • When you press the brake pedal, the mechanism will push a lever into a hydraulic fluid-filled cylinder.
  • The cylinder then presses the brake pad against the brake disc or the brake drum.
  • This produces friction, which slows the outer wheels and brings them to a stop.
  • Your brake lights will turn on, to alert others to your intention.

Most new Land Rover models also come standard with Emergency Brake Assist, a technology which automatically maximizes the friction produced by your brakes in the event that you need to stop quickly.

How to Care for Your Brakes

You’ve answered the question, “How do car brakes work?” but how do you make sure that they’re doing their job correctly? When you’re driving between Gilbert and Tempe, take advantage of the following best practices:

  • Keep an eye out for early warning signs of brake problems.
  • Only brake when necessary.
  • Instead of accelerating until you need to brake, take your foot off the gas and coast when you know you’ll need to slow down.

Remember, you should include checks for your brake pads and your brake discs as part of any regular maintenance schedule. You should also regularly check and replace your brake fluid! Don’t forget: Worn down tires and also limit your traction and reduce your ability to brake. If you’ve been having trouble stopping, but your brakes appear to be fine, it’s probably time for a trip to our tire center.

Five Signs That You Need Your Brakes Checked

Regular service should catch most of the possible issues that could pop up with your Land Rover brakes, but it pays to stay alert. If you notice any of the following, you’ll want to schedule service in Chandler right away:

  • Your brake light is on
  • Squeaking or grinding when you press the brake pedal
  • Leaking brake fluid which pools beneath the vehicle
  • A burning smell when you brake
  • The vehicle bounces or shakes when you stop quickly

Now that you know the signs of bad brakes, explore the ten automotive maintenance tips that every driver should know!

Get Your Brake Service at Land Rover Chandler!

When you know how the brake system works, it only takes a little bit of effort to ensure a smooth and satisfying drive. Let us care for your Land Rover today, and be sure to contact us if you have any questions. While you’re at it, be sure to check out our Land Rover service coupons! Getting your brake service just might be more affordable than you’d expect! When your brakes are showing wear or if your Land Rover motor makes a strange noise, be sure to bring your vehicle in.

Our highly-trained technicians are standing by to care for your Land Rover. Contact us today if you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment, or continue your research by learning what an alternator does!

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