Applying the brakes activates a power booster forcing hydraulic brake fluid through the master cylinder and combination valve, via brake lines to all four wheels.
The wheel assembly consists of a wheel hub and rotor with a caliper housing the disc brake pad. A piston in each caliper forces the disc brake pad against the rotor, creating the necessary friction to stop the rotor spinning.
Brakes are out of sight and generally out of mind. Your brake system should be thoroughly checked once a year as a minimum. In as little as fifteen minutes, a brake specialist can give your car’s braking system a safety check.