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