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How do brakes stop a car
When you step on your brake pedal, hydraulic pressure is created in the master cylinder located within the engine compartment. The cylinder is filled with brake fluid which is pressurised along a series of brake pipes and hoses to the hydraulically activated pistons in each wheel's hub assembly that force the friction material on your pads or shoes on to rotating parts, causing your car to stop. 80% of the braking force in a car goes through the front wheels. One of two systems is attached to the wheel area of a car – a disc brake or a drum brake.