While seemingly complicated at first, the fine art of skillful driving can be the simplest, if not most relaxing activity you can do. But it's not all just fun and games. Remember: most roads are public; children and mothers use those same roads that you navigate through to get to wherever you drive to each day. Which is why sometimes, skillful driving isn't enough. If you're really concerned about safety, you should ensure that your brakes are properly responsive. Enter the Kiriu brake disc.
How does it work? To answer that, we'll have to look at the entire braking system. Whenever you press your foot on the brake pedal, the shaft that goes inside the brake system engages the brake master hydraulic cylinder. This moves its viscous hydraulic fluids through hermetically sealed tubes that connect to the slave cylinders of the system. Once those are engaged, they push your brake calipers against both sides of the Kiriu brake disc.
But how does this slow down or stop your car? Simple: each wheel on your car is fitted with a brake disc (or brake drum for some makes and models, but that's another story for another day). Along with its corresponding calipers, the brake disc's surface is designed to have a high level of friction. This disc is mounted securely on the wheel, moving along with it as you drive. When your brake calipers' surface engages with the discs' (when you press on the brake pedal), friction does the job of slowing you down or stopping you entirely-allowing you to avoid any obstacles on the road, especially human ones.
Since its invention more than a century ago, the brake disc has gone through several levels of development. In fact, today's discs are made of various materials such as cast iron, reinforced carbon steel, and even ceramic composite metals. And while these modern materials are used for their strength and durability, it's inevitable that your brake discs will eventually lose their surface friction due to regular wear-and-tear-at which point you'll need to replace them with reliable Kiriu brake discs. Coincidentally, we sell those here on Parts Train. And while you're here, feel free to browse through our catalog of parts and accessories for anything else you might need to keep your car the safest it can be on the unpredictable road.
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