Disk Brakes
Automotive Basics

Understanding Disc Brakes

The disc and brake pad are the parts of the brake system that do the actual work of stopping the car. Disc brakes can come in several designs. To better understand how the disc brake works, we will go over the components of the brake and the technology behind how a disc brake actually functions. [More…]
Steering Component - Tie Rod
Automotive Basics

Understanding Tie Rods

Tie rods are slender structural rods that are used as a tie and capable of carrying tensile loads only. A tie rod consists of an inner and an outer end. As the ratio of its length to the radius of its cross section is normally quite large, it would likely buckle under compression. [More…]