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Car Brakes: Drum Brakes

Saying that brakes are important to your safety behind the wheel is something of an understatement. Every time you drive your car, truck, motorcycle, or any other form of motor vehicle, you’re relying on your brakes to safely stop you on time. Your automobile likely has one of two types of brakes: disc brakes and drum brakes. One type is more prone to failure than the other, but both have been known to cause crashes when not working properly.

If you have been in a car accident because your brakes were not working correctly, you may not be at fault. The Wisconsin car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, may be able to help you recover the money you deserve following your accident. To learn more about what we can do for you, contact us today by calling 800-242-2874.

Drum Brakes

Drum brakes are the older form of automobile brake. This system has the brake shoe, or pad, pressing against the inside of the inner wheel in order to arrest its movement. Drum brakes have the advantage of applying themselves naturally during use, giving them extra gripping power. Unfortunately, they also lead to brake fade, which occurs when the braking system overheats and loses its grip on the wheel. Brake fade can cause braking to fail entirely.

Drum brakes are still used on smaller economy cars, in which overheating isn’t as big a problem as it is in larger, heavier cars.

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Because they can fail when you need them most, drum brakes can be responsible for car crashes. If you’ve been injured as the result of brake failure, contact the Wisconsin car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today by calling 800-242-2874.

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