In 1933 Chrysler Motors changed from a mechanical to a hydraulic brake system greatly improving stopping and control. Then in the early 70’s the power or vacuum assist portion of the system became very popular and eventually standard giving even greater stopping performance. During the 80’s the Antilock Brake System was introduced, which in the beginning was a primitive computer or “module” controlled system providing it with the ability to release and lock the brakes faster than the blink of an eye, controlling vehicle skid and loss of control. Today ABS brakes are very complex systems and should be serviced by professionals.
There is a lot going on when you push that pedal!
A typical system today consists of a Master Cylinder pushing hydraulic brake fluid, through a set of steel lines and high pressure hoses, to a computerized ABS unit (with feedback sensors on each wheel) on to four brake calipers that squeeze the brake pads multiple times per second for a safe, controlled stopping experience.
Remember, when it comes to stopping your vehicle, here at Extra Mile, we fix it so it brakes!