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Dual-circuit braking system

Dual-circuit braking system Master cylinder and servo unit Brake pedal Brake pipes Front disc brake Handbrake lever Handbrake linkage Rear brake drum

A typical dual-circuit braking system in which each circuit acts on both front wheels and one rear wheel. Pressing the brake pedal forces fluid out of the master cylinder along the brake pipes to the slave cylinders at the wheels; the master cylinder has a reservoir that keeps it full.

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    How the braking system works

    Most modern cars have brakes on all four wheels, operated by a hydraulic system. The brakes may be disc type or drum type. Read more