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GMC brake system is one of those things you only think about when it fouls up (or you do). Like when the service guy says, "You need your GMC rotors ground and it's gonna cost $200," or you're surprised by a yellow light at an intersection. Suddenly your GMC brakes are of acute interest. Why wait for unpleasant surprises? A general understanding of your GMC car brakes system can save you money, and may allow you to drive that GMC more safely and save a lot more than just cash. After all, the more you know, the better you can care for your GMC automobile.
GMC Brakes Theory. Ask any of your physicist pals, and they'll tell you that GMC brakes convert the kinetic energy of GMC vehicle motion into heat. Translation: GMC brakes stop the GMC, or more accurately, GMC brakes stop the wheels on the GMC automobile. There's a big difference, because the most powerful brakes in the world will not stop your GMC automobile effectively if the road surface has little or no traction. Mash the GMC brake pedal and the wheels on an the GMC will stop turning sure enough, but the GMC auto will skid along happily. You, on the other hand, will be a lot less happy. Many drivers tend to think of a skid as "GMC brake failure" when in fact the situation is really a failure of the driver to understand the traction conditions and to drive accordingly.
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GMC Brakes Basics. The typical GMC passenger vehicle brake system is relatively simple. When you step on the GMC brake pedal, the force your leg exerts is applied to a device called a brake master cylinder. The GMC brake master cylinder contains a piston that pressurizes a network of hydraulic GMC brake lines that lead to each of the GMC vehicle's wheels. At each GMC wheel, that brake fluid pressure operates the GMC brakes by driving brake pistons that force replaceable brake linings against a rotating GMC brake drum or GMC disc brake pad. Friction is what slows the GMC wheel, and in turn, the entire GMC vehicle. When the friction material (a.k.a. GMC brake pads, GMC linings, GMC brake shoes) is almost worn out, metallic tabs are designed to create a squealing or chirping noise when the GMC brakes are applied to (hopefully) alert the driver that the GMC brake linings are due for replacement. Heed the warning. Worn GMC linings have less fade-resistance than new GMC linings. Plus, if you ignore the warnings long enough, you can do costly damage to the GMC brake rotors, GMC brake drums and other GMC brake components. Even with regular replacement of the GMC brake shoes and GMC disc brake pads, some additional service is typically required over the long haul. The surfaces of GMC brake drums and GMC disc brake rotors wear unevenly in normal use and eventually need to be re-machined to work properly. All modern GMC brakes systems are many times more powerful than the GMC engine, so at full throttle, even a very powerful GMC automobile can be easily stopped with the GMC brakes. All GMC automobiles also have a parking brake (sometimes called the emergency brake) that works independently of the regular GMC brake system. The GMC parking brake typically acts on only the GMC rear wheels and is mechanically operated to work in case of a hydraulic brake problem with the regular GMC service brakes.
Better GMC Brakes. Many engineering refinements over the history of the automobile have spectacularly improved the function and reliability of GMC braking systems. Power brakes are standard on virtually all modern GMC passenger vehicles, and they use energy supplied by the engine to help power the GMC brakes so that the strength of your right leg doesn't have to do all the work. To eliminate the possibility of sudden, complete GMC brake failure, modern GMC vehicles actually have two parallel GMC brake systems, with each brake system controlling two of the GMC vehicle's wheels. This way, even if one GMC brake system has a major brake failure, the other GMC brake system can still stop the GMC auto (albeit less effectively). GMC brakes themselves have dramatically improved over the years, too. A few decades ago, GMC drum brakes were in wide usage, and they're still used on the rear wheels of many vehicles. This type of brake employs a drum-shaped assembly that spins with the wheel. Inside the GMC brake drum, stationary "GMC brake shoes" faced with replaceable friction material are forced against the GMC brake drum when you push the GMC brake pedal. Drum brakes work well, but they have a hard time shedding heat well enough to prevent fade when used really hard. GMC Brake fade occurs when the brake overheats dramatically; GMC braking power is vastly reduced, and the GMC) brake components and GMC brake linings can be damaged. A significant advancement came in the form of GMC disc brakes, which today are used almost universally on GMC front wheels (which do most of the work under GMC braking) and on many rear wheels. GMC disc brake systems have a metal (or exotic material in some racing applications) disc (or brake rotor) that spins along with the GMC wheel, and a stationary "brake caliper" that squeezes the disc with replaceable friction material (GMC brake pad) when the GMC brakes are applied. With plenty of airflow on the exposed discs, these types of GMC brakes are much less fade-prone. Additionally, the GMC discs are often internally vented to allow even greater airflow. Back when brake fade was a common problem on long mountainous descents, drivers would shift the transmission into a lower gear to allow engine braking to take some of the load off of the GMC brakes. With modern GMC brakes, this is usually no longer required, except in situations such as towing a heavy load downhill.
GMC Anti-Lock Brakes Systems. GMC tires generate the maximum deceleration when braking power is brought right to the brink of wheel lock-upóbut not beyond. Once the GMC brakes lock and the wheels skid, actual deceleration is reduced and directional control via the GMC steering is lost. Electronically controlled GMC anti-lock brakes systems (ABS) have netted great advances in GMC auto controllability and reduced stopping distances in most real-world situations, particularly in rain or when cornering. GMC ABS uses a combination of electronics and hydraulic controls to allow normal braking right up to the point of GMC wheel lock-up, then the GMC brake system intervenes to reduce fluid pressure to the GMC brakes to keep the GMC automobile deceleration at its maximum, given the road conditions. Typical GMC ABS systems have speed sensors at each wheel that continuously feed information to a centrally located GMC ABS computer. The computer uses this data to determine overall GMC auto speed, and to detect when a GMC wheel begins to lock. Since each wheel is independently controlled (in a four-channel GMC ABS system), pressure is automatically limited or reduced to only the wheel that is locking. Three-channel GMC ABS is a slightly less complex system used on some GMC automobiles; it allows for independent control of each of the front wheels, but applies the same GMC braking pressure to both GMC rear wheels. Measurable performance differences between these two types of GMC ABS are slight, and both types of GMC ABS have a significant advantage over non-ABS brakes. When one wheel locks on a non-ABS car, the only way to allow it to spin again and regain full directional control is by the driver reducing the brake pedal pressure, which reduces the braking force at all four wheels at once. GMC ABS is capable of providing shorter stopping distances in difficult situations than would a conventional GMC brakes system, even with an expert doing the driving. Driving with GMC ABS requires no special training, though you might need to un-learn a technique that makes some sense with non-ABS brakes. With old-style GMC brakes, drivers were commonly told to "pump" the GMC brakes when they were approaching GMC wheel lockup. This rule of thumb was meant to help the average driver avoid fully locking the GMC brakes and skidding straight ahead without GMC steering control. With GMC ABS, you simply push on the GMC brake pedal as hard as necessary to make the GMC stop. If GMC traction is marginal, you may feel a pulsing sensation through the GMC brake pedal, which is completely normal. Throughout the stop, you have GMC steering control, so you can swerve or turn if required to avoid an obstacle.
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