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Ram Truck Brake Repair in Rancho Cordova

The evolution of Ram truck brakes mirrors the general advancements in automotive brake technology, reflecting improvements in safety, performance, and durability. Here's an overview of how brake systems in Ram trucks (and similar vehicles) have evolved:

Early Years (Drum Brakes): In the early days, Ram trucks, like most vehicles, used drum brakes. Drum brakes were the industry standard for many years. They are a type of brake in which brake shoes press outward against a rotating drum-shaped part called the brake drum.

Transition to Disc Brakes: Over time, disc brakes started becoming more common, especially in the front wheels, due to their better heat dissipation and stopping performance. Disc brakes work by brake pads squeezing inward on a disc rotor. Ram trucks have transitioned to disc brakes, at least on the front wheels, with many models using disc brakes on all four wheels.

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS): The introduction of ABS was a significant evolution in brake technology. ABS prevents the wheels from locking up during braking, thereby maintaining tractive contact with the road surface and allowing the driver to maintain more control. This feature became standard in Ram trucks, as it did in most vehicles, by the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist: These are additional features that have become common in modern vehicles, including Ram trucks. EBD optimizes the distribution of brake force between the front and rear brakes, while Brake Assist detects emergency braking by the driver and increases braking force to maximize stopping power.

Regenerative Braking in Hybrid Models: With the advent of hybrid and electric vehicles, regenerative braking has become an important technology. This system recovers energy that would otherwise be lost during braking and uses it to recharge the vehicle's batteries.

Advanced Materials and Design: The materials used in brake components have also evolved. More robust and efficient materials like carbon-ceramic are sometimes used, especially in high-performance models, to improve durability and performance.