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