How Do Rolls-Royce Brakes Work?

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Your Rolls-Royce has been designed to provide unparalleled ride quality and performance. Although you can count on our team to provide all the parts and services that your vehicle will require over the course of its lifespan, we understand why some drivers and enthusiasts would like to dig a little deeper into the systems which make this performance a reality. So, how do Rolls-Royce brakes work? Take an in-depth look with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Austin below.

How Does the Rolls-Royce Brake System Work?

Although there are certain specificities which distinguish the Rolls-Royce braking system, it is, at its core, much like that which you’d find on any other high-performance luxury car. Your Rolls-Royce brakes work via a hydraulic fluid-filled cylinder.  When you press the brake pedal, a piston enters this cylinder, sending a signal which presses the brake pads up against the brake disc. The friction which this contact produces slows the rate at which your tires turn, gradually bringing the vehicle to a halt.

How to Care for Your Brakes

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Austin has you covered whenever you’re in need of brake service or replacement. However, there are several things you can do to maximize the lifespan of your brake pads as you drive through Dallas and San Antonio.

  • Avoid unnecessary braking and unnecessary acceleration. Coasting when it’s appropriate to do so could add a considerable amount of time to your brake life.
  • Some drivers will brake without reason, just because they see another driver’s brake lights. Avoid the herd mentality and brake only when you have to.
  • Service your vehicle regularly, even when you aren’t driving it on a daily basis. Adequate fluid levels can help you brake easier, while wearing down your brakes more slowly.

Signs You Need Your Brakes Checked

It’s no overstatement to point out that the brakes are one of the most important components in your Rolls-Royce. Even if you don’t drive your Rolls-Royce very often, you should have them inspected for wear at least once a year, or as a part of your regular maintenance checkup. If you do drive often, there are a few things you can do to quickly assess wear and tear, and get a sense of when it’s time to schedule service:

  • If you notice squealing, grinding, or shaking when you press the brake pedal, there’s a good chance that your rotors are worn out.
  • Does it take you longer than usual to stop or slow down? Brake wear and tire wear are both likely causes.
  • If you ever notice brake fluid beneath your vehicle, schedule service immediately. It’s usually clear or light gold in color, but it may become darker with use.

Trust Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Austin for Service and Maintenance

We’re here for you at every stage of the ownership adventure. If you think that it’s time to schedule service, or you’d just like someone to take a look before you head out onto the highway near Houston, schedule service at our easy-to-reach dealership in Austin.