The Bendix Brake System Guide

Of all the components in the system, the friction material on the disc brake pad or lining is what finally stops the car, so when you apply the brakes, hydraulic pressure forces the disc pad against a disc rotor.

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Bendix disc brake function and maintenance

How they work

Applying the brakes activates a power booster forcing hydraulic brake fluid through the master cylinder and combination valve, via brake lines to all four wheels.

The wheel assembly consists of a wheel hub and rotor with a caliper housing the disc brake pad. A piston in each caliper forces the disc brake pad against the rotor, creating the necessary friction to stop the rotor spinning.


Your brake system should be thoroughly checked once a year at a minimum. In as little as fifteen minutes, a brake specialist can give your car’s braking system a safety check.

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