Few automotive components are as essential to a driver's safety as the brakes, but wear and tear can eventually cause the failure of important components in the braking system. One such component susceptible to failure is the brake booster, which increases the system's hydraulic pressure while decreasing the force needed on the pedal for a timely stop. If you experience a component failure, find the parts you need at Sears to perform speedy brake repair. We carry brake boosters from Omix-Ada and Racing Power, as well as booster brackets and hoses from trusted auto part suppliers like AC Delco. Sears also stocks other replacement parts for the braking system, including pushrod kits, brake pads and brake drums. Stay safe on the road with automotive brakes from Sears.
Keep Braking Easy with Brake Boosters from Sears
Safety is a top priority when it comes to operating any vehicle. Thankfully, braking systems have come a long way from the early days of auto manufacturing. Back then, stopping a vehicle effectively depended simply on the amount of pressure a driver could apply to the brake pads via the pedal. At high speeds or with a heavy cargo in tow, drivers had a very difficult time stopping quickly and safely. To remove the burden of having to stop your car with foot pressure alone, and to keep you and your passengers safe on the road, modern vehicles are equipped with brake boosters, which are also sometimes known as vacuum servos.
Brake booster technology allows drivers to apply a low amount of pressure on the brake pedal while providing enough accompanying power to slow down or stop a vehicle. Inside a brake booster, which is connected to the brake pedal at one end and the master cylinder at the other, is a vacuum reservoir consisting of two sections. When drivers apply the brake pedal, air enters one of the chambers, creating a pressure differential that amplifies the pressure from the pedal. This extra boost in power is transferred by a piston to the master cylinder, and that supplies the necessary force to the brake rotors or drums, depending on the type of braking system.
You'll know if a brake booster has a leak when you hear a hissing noise coming from the component when the brake pedal is depressed. This is the sound of pressurized air escaping and indicates the brake booster needs to be replaced. Sears carries a large variety of brake parts for your convenience, so should the time come when you are in need of a new brake booster, double-check the condition of other essential brake components. Your vehicle's brake pads perform much of the hard work within the drum brake system by absorbing heat and energy caused by friction between the drums and the brake shoes. Drum brakes are located on the rear wheels of your vehicle and usually include peering holes where you can inspect the condition of these crucial auto parts.
Sears values your safety behind the wheel and is dedicated to offering the parts you need to stay safe while you enjoy thousands of miles on the road. Choose from top brands like EBC Brakes, Kool Stop, Omix-Ada and more, at competitive prices you can afford.