Have you ever wondered how the simple brake mechanisms work on your Hyundai Elantra? At Mike Miller Hyundai near Normal, our team has taken extensive training, so we understand all aspects of your model. It’s always a great idea to understand more about how something works on your vehicle, so we recommend taking a look at our guide. Then, stop by with any questions about your used Hyundai.

Brakes on a Hyundai Elantra

Your used Hyundai uses a few necessary parts to ensure that every time you press your brake pedal, your Hyundai Elantra stops. Six elements work together, and brake fluid keeps all the moving parts running smoothly. The six parts include:

  1. Master brake cylinder
  2. Brake fluid reservoir
  3. Brake lines
  4. Rotors
  5. Brake pads
  6. Calipers

Once you press your brake pedal, the master brake cylinder is activated. The brake cylinder signals the calipers on each tire of your desire to brake. In return, the caliper moves your brake pads against the rotor. Two brake pads, one on either side of the rotor, move in to stop the rotor from spinning. As the rotor stops, your car also stops.

How Long Do Brakes Last?

Your owner’s manual will give you a rough estimate of the typical lifespan for your brake components. However, if you frequently drive in stop-in-go traffic or through harsh weather conditions, then you might need brake pads sooner. Weather elements, like gravel, dirt, or salt, can also cause friction, which will wear your brake parts down sooner.

Schedule an Inspection at Mike Miller Hyundai near Normal

If you’re having trouble stopping or haven’t had your brakes inspected recently, then give our team at Mike Miller Hyundai near Normal a call. Or, you can head over to our website and schedule your appointment on your used Hyundai from the comfort of your home.