Disc Brakes Perform

Brake technology has come a long way in recent years. Anti-lock braking systems became the standard in cars today. The switch from drum to disc brakes makes cars safer. As explained by monitor.co.ug, “Brake discs dissipate heat better (brakes work by converting motion energy to heat energy).

disc brakesUnder severe usage, such as repeated hard stops or riding the brakes down a long incline, disc brakes take longer to lose effectiveness. Disc brakes also perform better in wet weather, because centrifugal force tends to fling water off the brake disc and keep it dry, whereas drum brakes will collect some water on the inside surface where the brake shoes contact the drums.” Since the stopping power of the car is greatly controlled by the front wheels it is standard to see a setup of disc brakes on the front wheels and drum brakes.

Remember that the principle that guides either braking system is friction and the creation of heat. By applying the brake, resistance is applied, the car is slowed, and eventually stops. Heat results as a by-product. Drum brakes allow heat to build up inside the drum during heavy braking, while the rotor in disc brakes is fully exposed to outside air and thus allows for constant cooling.  Features like disc brakes make the driver and passengers safer by improving the stopping distance of the car.

Many of our models provide the safety of disc brakes, like the regenerative braking system on the Buick Regal which comes standard with 4-wheel disc brakes with Brake Assist. Also, consider the all-new Cadillac ATS with front Brembo Brakes that provides braking performance that is incredibly consistent featuring Cadillac’s patent pending brake coating process. Many other cars in our lineup feature reliable disc brakes so take a look at all of our models today.

Source: Daily Monitor

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