Have you ever wondered how long your brakes will last? Or if you’ll need to purchase new brakes before the year ends? Our team at O’Brien Hyundai of Fort Myers near Cape Coral can help you by performing a brake inspection, replenishing your brake fluid, or handling your service needs. Learn more about how brakes on your used Hyundai work, then give our team a call with any questions.

Brakes on a Hyundai Sonata

The brakes on your Hyundai Sonata are comprised of six main components:

  • Master brake cylinder
  • Brake fluid reservoir
  • Brake lines
  • Rotors
  • Brake pads
  • Calipers

Under the hood of your used Hyundai, the brake fluid reservoir holds brake fluid. It streams fluid through your brake lines running under your car. The brake lines supply the brake elements on each of your tires to ensure that all parts turn and move smoothly. When you tap or press on your brakes, then the master brake cylinder is activated. The brake cylinder then tells the two calipers, located on each tire, to move the brake pads. Two brake pads move on either side of the rotor, and they compress the rotor until it stops spinning. In return, your car stops moving.

How Do Brakes Wear Out?

Along with regular driving habits, other things wear out your brakes. For example, when salt from icy roads or gravel enters the brake components, it causes extra friction. This excess friction rubs your brakes and wears down the parts quicker. If you travel in busy city traffic and frequently start and stop, then your brakes also wear faster. That’s why you may need new brakes sooner than expected.

Get Brake Service on Your Hyundai Sonata

Our team at O’Brien Hyundai of Fort Myers is here to help you with service for your Hyundai Sonata. We use genuine OEM parts made for your model. Schedule your appointment online or give our team a call for all of your maintenance needs.