Brakes and Clutches in Bexley

Why do cars have clutches

Clutches are only present on manual vehicles. They enable gear changes when a pedal, found nearest the passenger side out of the control pedals, is pushed.

A cable or connection that is hydraulic which links the pedal to the clutch mechanism which disengages the clasped plate facings when the clutch pedal is pressed, which allows gear changing using the gear stick. When moving your foot off the clutch pedal too soon, grinding can occur which can damage the clutch.

Smooth releasing of the clutch once gear changes have been engaged is how jerking can be prevented. Should you experience clutch problems, contact a Bexley garage.

Break failure

Any part of a car can go wrong, but if you're worried your brakes might have a fault, you should get advice as a matter of urgency from a Bexley garage. There can be many repairs that Lotus brakes need, such as brake pad replacement which prevents scoring on brake discs inflicted by chafing and rubbing, to checking the condition of brake pipes and hoses and checking Servos for damage.

Air brake and vacuum systems will demand regular pressure checks in addition to topping up and checking reservoirs when necessary.

Parts of a MG braking system

There are lots of components in brakes, however it is difficult to see most of them because of alloys and hub caps covering the wheel.

Brake callipers on many sports cars however tend to be coloured making them stand out from the disc.

You find drum brakes on back wheels of cars that the parking brake control, when it applies brake shoes if on a gradient or parked up.

The callipers and brake discs are attached to the front wheels, and the foot pedal activates them when the driver presses it.

Pistons contained inside the calliper make contact with the disc if the pressure of hydraulic fluid or air is increased in hoses and pipes in the brake system.

Consult a professional Bexley mechanic for brake part maintenance and repair.


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