• July 10, 2017

Why Disc brakes are preferred over Drum brakes

Why Disc brakes are preferred over Drum brakes

It is critically important to encourage consumers to learn the importance of a safe braking system while car driving. Brakes are the most important safety feature of any automobile. It has mainly categorized into Drum brakes and Disc brakes.

Drum brakes are a small round drum that has a set of shoes inside of it, which rotates alongside the wheel and when the car pedal is applied against the sides of the drum it prevents the wheel speed.
Disc brakes have a disc shaped metal rotor spinning within a wheel. When pressure is applied to the brake pedal a caliper will squeeze the brake pad against the disc, which slows down the car speed.

There are few merits of Disc brakes over Drum brakes:
• Easy inspection, no need to remove wheels to observe the health of disc brakes.
• Disk brakes have better stopping power than Drum brakes.
• Disk brakes dissipate the heat more effectively.

The key demerit of Drum brakes – It has the potential of collecting water inside during rain, that can result in its poor stopping power.

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