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What is Brake Fade?

What is Brake Fade?

Attempting to understand the mechanical functions of a car can be a challenge. If you are experiencing issues with your braking system, here is a tip on what the problem might be. What is brake fade? Brake fade indicates what happens when your braking ability suddenly decreases. Brake fade occurs when the braking system components no longer provide the friction required to bring your vehicle to a complete stop in time. Brake fade indicates that your brakes aren't as sensitive as they previously were. Types of brake fade Brake fade occurs in 3 common distinctive ways. These include; Dynamic brake fade This can happen when either the disc or drum of the vehicle brakes. When the disc brakes, the dynamic fade is caused due to the use of low quality and unsuitable brake pad set. Another cause can be brake drag, when the caliper lag brakes. A drum brake system causes dynamic brake fade when vaporization occurs in the brake material or there is friction on the surface of the brake s ... read more

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