Many modern cars now have disc braking systems. Disc brakes come in two styles; vented or solid. Vented disc brakes are two flat discs placed on top of each other, with a gap between them to allow air flow. This cools the discs, improving the effectiveness of the vehicle’s braking and prolongs the life of the brakes themselves. Solid disc brakes are exactly what their name suggests; a solid disc.
Older models or small, cheaper cars may still utilise a drum brake system, where shoes or pads are pushed outward against a spinning plate known as the brake drum. Our technicians are trained in all new automotive braking systems as well as legacy systems that are utilised on classic cars and older vehicles so you can be sure that your car is in safe hands.
We also maintain, check, repair and replace ABS and hydralic braking systems, as well as regenerative brakes and fly-by-wire brake systems that are increasingly found in hybrid vehicles. Regenerative braking systems create kinetic energy when stopping your vehicle, either storing that energy for later use or feeding it back to be used immediately. Fly-by-wire brakes are often used in conjunction with regenerative systems and are becoming an increasingly common sight in all manner of new hybrid car models.
If you would like us to check your brakes or you suspect your brake pads may be coming to the end of their lifespan, please call us today.
Eclipse Autos are the leading experts on brakes in Milton Keynes!