Do You Know What To Do If You Overheat Your Brakes?
Did you know that your brakes are effectively an energy conversion device? Your brakes work by taking your car's kinetic energy (i.e., its movement) and converting it into heat energy through friction. Each time you stop, your brakes generate tremendous heat as they bring your car to a calm and controlled stop. While manufacturers design braking systems to take this abuse, no material can withstand infinite heat. Heat dissipation is a key consideration for brake designers, but certain situations can create enough heat to overwhelm the rated design of your brakes. [Read More]