Interesting Things About Your Car’s Brakes!


You might be thinking, “There are interesting things about car brakes?” Yes, bringing your car into the shop for a brake service might be the extent of how much you think about them. Brakes keep you safe on the road every time you drive! Brakes on Demand offers brake service on location! In the meantime, here are a few fun facts!


Red Hot

Did you know that modern brakes generate a lot of heat? Like, extremely high temperatures hot. Under average operation, brakes are around 350 degrees Celsius or 662 degrees Fahrenheit! Under a heavy load or driving in mountainous areas, they can reach up to 750 degrees Celsius or 1382 degrees Fahrenheit! It’s imperative that you service your brakes to keep them in great shape!


They’re Electric


Okay, maybe the brakes aren’t fully electric. But in hybrid and all-electric cars, the brakes can help charge the battery! This process is called regenerative braking. The car captures the kinetic energy as it brakes and turns it into electricity. This process then recharges the onboard battery!


Old History


Early brakes only consisted of a block of wood and a lever! Granted, this was back when wheels were just steel-rims. When the driver of the vehicle wanted to stop, they would pull the lever so the wooden block would rub against the wheel and slow it down!


Safety Improvements


One of the biggest improvements to brakes over the years was autonomous braking systems or ABS. ABS is where the car is capable of automatically applying brakes in an emergency situation. This system in your vehicle can help the car from getting out of the operator’s control on wet or slippery surfaces. It works by preventing your brakes from locking up, which means it can still be safely steered. If you ever feel the ABS vibrate, don’t worry! Just keep holding the brake normally.


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Get Your Brakes On Demand


Sometimes you are not able to find the time to get to a car shop with a busy schedule! Brakes on Demand is a brake service that can help you stay safe at your convenience. Our innovative mobile brake repair and servicing allows us to come to you! Brakes on Demand is a fully licensed and insured company, ready to handle large fleets to a single coupe.

For more information, visit our website or give us a call at (978) 596-6676!