Excellent Brake Service Raleigh, NC
Triangle Car Care Knows Brakes
Triangle Car Care helps you identify and correct any problems involving your car’s sophisticated braking system. Our team of mechanics uses modern automotive diagnostic and repair technology. We fix many types of of braking system malfunctions.
Our customers ask us to solve automotive mechanical problems involving braking systems on all makes and models of vehicles:
Drivers simply must keep their brakes in great working condition! State law requires functional brakes for vehicles operated on North Carolina highways.(1) Both your well being, and the safety of others, depends upon your brakes operating correctly.
Triangle Car Care values your safety. We’ll help keep your vehicle’s braking system in great condition.
Brakes: Safer Yet Far More Complex
In former eras, breaks that “locked” unexpectedly could place motor vehicles at risk of skidding. Fortunately, experts believe the development of sophisticated dual-circuit anti-lock braking systems considerably enhances automotive safety today.
Now, a typical driver enjoys better control even when sheets of rain, sleet or ice create driving challenges. Today’s complex automotive braking systems include:
- Brake lights;
- Brake pedals;
- The brake light switch;
- Brake lines;
- A Master Cylinder;
- Brake fluid, and more.
By having possible braking system problems checked promptly by one of our qualified automotive repair technicians, you’ll gain the peace of mind of knowing that your vehicle’s brakes can tackle a variety of driving conditions.
Driving in North Carolina
This part of North Carolina sometimes feels the after-effects of harsh Atlantic storms blowing inland. Your car’s sophisticated braking system enables you to retain control over your vehicle even under adverse weather conditions.
Sometimes motorists must stop or slow down on very short notice. Just consider a few of these potentially dangerous scenarios:
- Deer darting in front of you suddenly…
- A distracted driver ahead swerving dangerously across busy lanes of traffic…
- Roadwork creating massive commuter backlogs…
- Downed power lines dangling across the road after a storm…
Today, any number of situations potentially require a rapid response by a driver in order to avoid an accident. Responsible drivers want to keep their vehicle’s extremely important automotive braking system functioning correctly.
When you notice a possible brake problem, Triangle Car Care’s team of highly skilled, well trained brake specialists offers rapid, reliable, professional brake repair. We’ll check your vehicle carefully. We help alert you to any possible mechanical issues involving your brakes.
The brake system is actually composed of two kinds of systems—Hydraulics and Friction Materials. Here’s what happens within these systems between the time your foot hits the brake pedal and your car stops.
When pressure is applied to the brake pedal, the master cylinder creates hydraulic pressure which pushes brake fluid to the wheel brakes.
Brake Lines and Hoses
Steel brake lines and high pressure rubber hoses are the avenues through which the pressurized brake fluid travels.
Wheel Cylinders and Calipers
These are the hydraulic cylinders that apply pressure to the friction materials, causing your car to stop.
Types of Brakes
Disc brakes consist of a Disc Brake Rotor, which is attached to the wheel, and a Caliper, which holds the Disc Brake Pads. Hydraulic pressure from the Master Cylinder causes the Caliper Piston to clamp the Disc Brake Rotor between the Disc Brake Pads. Disc brake pads and drum brake shoes are composed of high temperature materials that when applied creates friction between the pads and rotor, causing your car to slow down or stop.
Drum brakes consist of a Brake Drum attached to the wheel, a Wheel Cylinder, Brake Shoes and Brake Return Springs. Hydraulic pressure from the Master Cylinder causes the Wheel Cylinder to press the Brake Shoes against the Brake Drum. This creates friction between the shoes and drum to slow or stop your car.
The Parking Brake uses Cables to mechanically apply the brakes (usually the rear brake.) This is used to prevent the car from rolling when not being driven.
Anti-Lock Brakes: A System Built For Safety
Computer-controlled anti-lock braking systems (ABS) are a recently developed safety feature. When sudden stops are made, the ABS prevents wheel lock-up. The system is comprised of wheel-speed sensors that monitor wheel rotation, computer-controlled hydraulics that pulse the brakes on and off rapidly, and the on-board computer.