Your “brakes” might seem like one part of your car, but they’re actually made up of many parts. Brake systems include the following parts:
• Master Cylinder – The master cylinder holds the brake fluid and activates it when the brake pedal is pushed.
• Brake Pedal – The brake pedal is what you push with your foot to activate your brakes.
• Rotors/Drums - Rotors and drums are two different types of brakes, but both bring your brake pads together and therefore stop your car.
• Pads – Brake pads are the elements of your brakes that rub against the drum or rotors to help stop your car.
• Wheel Cylinder – The cylinders are what the brake pads are connected to, and they move once fluid flows into them.
• Brake Lines – These lines carry the fluid from the master cylinder to the wheel cylinders.