Brakes are mechanical assemblies made with elements that help to slow or stop coupled drive shafts
. They utilize linkages and levers to transfer force from one point to another. They act by generating friction forces when two surfaces rub against each other. In every brake system, the stopping power depends on the frictional surfaces (surface area) and force applied (actuation force). Therefore, the durability of a brake system relies on the material used on the pad or shoe. One of the common types of brakes is the disc brake that helps to stop the rotation of a wheel in motion. The brake disc, in this case, is made of cast iron. Another common type of brake is drum brake. In this case, friction is caused by a set of pads or shoes that press against the rotating drum-shaped part referred to as brake drum. To increase the efficiency of your system, it is important to ensure you install the right braking system.