Brake Type Differences Quiz

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What does ABS stand for?

ABS stands for anti-lock braking system. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-types/anti-lock-brake.htm">How Anti-lock Brakes Work</a>

What do anti-lock brakes do?

Anti-lock brake keep your wheel from skidding on ice or other poor driving conditions by not allowing them to lock up. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-types/anti-lock-brake.htm">How Anti-lock Brakes Work</a>

How can a ABS system detect a flat?

The computer senses rotation using a rotation sensor on each wheel. If the computer were programmed correctly and if there were a light on the dashboard, then the computer could detect a flat tire. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-types/anti-lock-brake-detect-flat.htm">Could anti-lock brakes detect a flat?</a>

If the ABS computer was programmed to monitor tire pressure, what would have to be installed in your dashboard?

If the computer were programmed correctly and if there were a light on the dashboard, then the computer could detect a flat tire. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-types/anti-lock-brake-detect-flat.htm">Could anti-lock brakes detect a flat?</a>

Where are air brakes typically found?

<a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-types/air-brake.htm">How Air Brakes Work?</a>

What are the most common types of air brakes found in trucks and buses?

Foundation brakes are the most common air-brake systems found in trucks and buses. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-types/air-brake.htm">How Air Brakes Work?</a>

Where are drum brakes typically located?

Many cars have drum brakes on the rear wheels. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-types/drum-brake.htm">How Drum Brakes Work?</a>

Which of the following parts does a drum brake posses?

Like the disc brake, the drum brake has two brake shoes and a piston. But the drum brake also has an adjuster mechanism, an emergency brake mechanism and lots of springs. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-types/drum-brake.htm">How Drum Brakes Work?</a>

What is the most common type of disc brake on modern cars?

The most common type of disc brake on modern cars is the single-piston floating caliper. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-types/disc-brake.htm">How Disc Brakes Work?</a>

Where are disc brakes typically located?

Most modern cars have disc brakes on the front wheels, and some have disc brakes on all four wheels. <a href="http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-types/disc-brake.htm">How Disc Brakes Work?</a>

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There are several different types of brakes. How knowledgeable are you when it comes to knowing the differences between varying types of brakes? Take this quiz and find out!

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