All About Nissan Brakes
Depending on the model, Nissan vehicles have one of two types of brake systems -- disc or drum. What both do -- generate the friction the vehicle's wheels and tires need to slow and stop -- is obvious. How they work, however, is more complicated.
In either case, you step on your brake pedal, the brake pistons activate, they travel the master brake cylinder's bore and pressurize brake fluid, and the fluid flows through brake hoses and lines. What happens then differs by the kind of brakes. In drum brakes, the fluid clamps a set of brake shoes and brake drums together. In disc brakes, it fastens together a set of brake rotors and brake calipers, with brake pads in between.
Unfortunately, neither type lasts forever. Brake parts wear out, usually from use and age. When to replace them depends on their condition, plus the results of a brake inspection. Check the brake pedal and parking brake, plus the system's fluid, lines, hoses, and assemblies. Be sure to change anything the results require.
Otherwise, you may need brake repair when you see certain signs. They range widely, from dashboard warning lights and shuddering and/or pulling sideways during braking to grinding or other unusual noises when you brake. You may also notice that your brake pedal feels too low or soft, or that your brakes aren't gripping as well as they should. It may even start to take longer to slow down and stop.
Before you buy new brakes, be sure you're getting the genuine article. Nissan designs its parts to fit the model you love right from the factory, after all. That's a compatibility guarantee that aftermarket brakes may not necessarily provide.
Where Can I Order Replacement OEM Brakes for My Nissan Online?
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