Most people take it for granted that when they push down on the brake pedal, their car will slow down and eventually stop. Have you ever wondered how this process actually works?

In this video, a master mechanic will take you through the basics of your brake system. When you’re done watching, you’ll understand how pushing on the brake pedal moves fluid through the system, exerts force on your wheels, and causes your car to stop.

If your car isn’t stopping as well as it should be, the mechanics at Highwaytire Service & Collision located in Terrell, NC can install new brake pads and make sure they work when you need them. You never know when you’ll need them most!