The brake system slows or stops the rotation of the wheels through friction by transferring pressure from the brake pedal to the pads or shoes. The amount of pressure and application of friction is controlled by a hydraulic system. The suspension system supports the weight of the vehicle and keeps the tires in contact with the road. It also controls direction, maintains proper wheel alignment, and reduces the effect of shock forces as the vehicle travels on rough roads. The power assisted steering systems of today use two types of design to turn the wheels – parallelogram and rack & pinion. Parallelogram steering includes a gearbox with linkage and is found mostly on pickups, SUVs, and larger cars. Rack & pinion steering is lighter in weight and has fewer components – hence the popularity and growing number of applications.
Worn brake pads, shock absorbers, and tie rods can affect the safe operation of your vehicle. That’s why it’s important to inspect them annually and replace any defective components. We offer an extensive selection of quality brake, suspension, and steering parts at the most affordable prices.
Making sure your car brakes on time and doesn’t brake (get it?!?) is crucial for the safety on you and your car. Here at APW we stock as many vehicle brake parts as we can to make sure you have lots of options. You can go in and get brake service with your local installer, find out what needs fixing and then order new brake parts from APW and save a good amount!
The car suspension system and the steering system make sure you stay on the road. In order to make sure you continue to do that, don’t forget about your car suspension or vehicle steering systems. If your car starts to drift, this is what you will want to jigger with. If you need a suspension replacement parts or steering replacement parts, that’s what APW is here for.