Brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service. Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power. The brake pedal is attached the Master Cylinder; a fluid filled hydraulic piston. Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure. The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc. The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle.
While brakes will operate correctly without the need for replacement for many thousands of miles you should have your braking system inspected and serviced regularly to ensure vehicle safety. At Silverback Performance Ltd this is an automatic part of our routine servicing
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