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