How Do Nissan Brakes Work?
When you step on your brake pedal, your Nissan vehicle slows and stops. Simple, right? What your brakes do to make that happen, however, is more complicated. It all starts with your brake cylinder. As its pistons move along its bore, brake fluid travels through a series of hoses and lines. As that liquid reaches each brake caliper, it clamps a brake pad onto a brake rotor. In the case of older vehicles, a brake shoe and brake drum might do likewise. Newer vehicles may even get help from a control module or some wheel speed sensors. Either way, that pressure creates friction, and that resistance is what slows your wheels down and stops your tires completely.
When Should I Replace My Brake Parts?
Eventually, all brake parts wear out and go bad, though. They either get too old or too damaged. That's true even of top-quality brakes, like the ones Nissan makes. So, how can you tell when to change them? It's easiest to look for signs of brake problems. If those symptoms aren't warning lights, they're everything from abnormal brake shudders and noises to a soft or low brake pedal. That includes loss of brake grip, taking longer to stop, and even pulling sideways unintentionally when you brake. The worst signs, though, are grinding noises. They often mean rotor damage, the result of brake pads degrading.
If you think you need new brakes, do a careful inspection first. It's the only way to be sure of the problem. Then, order your parts online from our auto parts store. We carry only genuine Nissan brakes, so they'll be guaranteed to fit your model. Avoid the hassle of a long line at your local parts counter. Buy now!
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