Just like every road users, we should take into consideration of our own safety and the safety of other road users. It is understandable that when we are in a rush, we tend to press on the gas pedal wanting to reach our destination as fast as possible. Before we step on the gas pedal, have we even ask ourselves what  would happen if a vehicle suddenly cuts into our path, would we be able to stop in time, or would our car goes out of control when we jam on the brake?

Many lives were destroy, and many ended up with permanent injuries because of speeding, or brake failure. Drivers depend on the brakes of the vehicle to safely bring the vehicle to a slow stop or quick stop during an emergency. When driving, we rely on the single most important safety system of the vehicle and that is the brakes. Whether we are able to stop in the nick of time depends on the reliability of the brake system.

Whether your car is a used or a brand new Toyota Corolla, there are hundreds of individual parts in the hydraulic braking system. Toyota Corolla parts that make up the major brake system include the brake pedal, brake booster, brake master cylinder, brake lines and hoses, brake callipers and pistons, disc brake pads or brake shoes, disc brake rotors or brake drums, brake fluid, anti-lock brake system (ABS) control module, wheel speed sensors, plus many other individual parts within the above mentioned parts.

When you stepped on the brake pedal of your car, the brake pedal provides immediate control over the brakes being applied and released. The brake pedal is designed in such a way that it can multiply several folds the force applied by mechanical leverage and further multiplied by the action of the brake booster. The force applied is then transmitted into hydraulic force by the brake master cylinder which further forces the hydraulic brake fluid around the entire braking system within a network of brake pads and disc brake rotors, causing the vehicle to come to a stop. The brake booster multiplies the force by the brake pedal via vacuum or via a hydraulic pump and it can only works when the car engine is running.

When you stepped on the brake pedal, the master cylinder converts the force into hydraulic pressure. When pressure is applied, the brake pedal moves the pistons within the cylinder, which further applies pressure to the brake fluid, forcing the fluid around the system. The brake fluid reservoir ensures that there is always an adequate supply of fluid in the system whether the brakes are applied or released. The brake fluid is transferred around the system through metal pipes and the rest consisting of flexible rubber hoses. The brake calliper pistons distribute the braking force evenly across the pad. The larger the Toyota Corolla brake pads, the greater the friction acting on the disc rotor, resulting in better stopping power.

Every time you step on the brakes, it wears out the brake pads. Brake pads can crack, break, get loose, and can be worn out. If you do not know how to replace brake pads, it is advisable to take your car to a trusted workshop for the replacement. Every responsible driver should always remember to have the brake system of their car checked regularly.

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