How do original Lexus brakes work? It might seem clear enough at first. Step on your brake pedal and your car or SUV slows down. Press it long enough, and it stops altogether. However, the braking process is more complex than you might think. It begins with a master brake cylinder, which forces brake fluid along an array of brake hoses and brake lines. That fluid depresses your brake calipers, and they apply force to your brake pads. The pads then contact your brake rotors, and the rubbing creates friction. It's that friction that slows your tire turns, eventually stopping your vehicle. A control module or some wheel speed sensors may factor in, too. Eventually, however, all brakes and brake parts degrade, even the high-quality factory Lexus variety. Thankfully, you'll notice the signs well before brake failure. Beyond dash warning lights, symptoms your brakes are going bad include shuddering, overly soft-feeling or noisy brakes, loss of brake grip, or even an abnormally low brake pedal. Your Lexus might also pull sideways during braking -- that is, if it doesn't otherwise take longer than normal to stop. If you see such signs, do an inspection. If your brakes are the issue, you're in luck: you can order the genuine Lexus article online right from our auto parts department. OEM brakes come compatible with the model you drive, guaranteed. Buy now and we'll ship right to your door, saving you valuable repair time.
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