The essentials of your car’s brakes haven’t changed much in five or six decades, but it can still be confusing. At New England Tire Car Care Centers in Attleboro, Mansfield, Seekonk, Northborough, Ma. and Warwick, RI, we’d like to clear things up and hopefully answer a few questions.
The first thing to remember is that the whole system relies on hydraulic pressure to operate. Think about taking a tablespoon of water in the palm of your hand and trying to throw it. Now, imagine that same tablespoon of water in a squirt gun or a syringe. Since the syringe or squirt gun can confine the water and put pressure behind it, it’s naturally going to deliver the water farther. That’s the principle behind hydraulics, and any problems with the hydraulics o ...[more]