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Here Is How Car Brakes Work

Multi link front car suspension, with brake. perspective view. Photorealistic 3 D rendering, with morphing effect to sketch hand drawing.

Braking is one of the most critical function of the car. An average user applies brakes about 200 times in a day. The basic principle is very similar to a bicycle brake where pads rub against wheel rim to create friction. ABS systems are a bit more complicated but have overtaken the basic systems. The video below explains how the car brakes work.