Frequently Asked Questions

Brake booster

Brake boosters or brake servos are auxiliary braking devices designed to help improve braking performance. The power that the driver uses when braking is assisted by these brake boosters. This booster is significantly important for brake pads as they require a higher hydraulic pressure. The boosters are controlled mechanically by using the brake pedal hydraulics. In case of pressure loss, this system works as a hydraulic brake system although an increased foot braking pressure has to be appliedby the driver. The human power alone is usually not enough in order to reach the required braking force that cars, commercial vehicles or buses need. Servo-pneumatic power is used as the additional force. Brake fluid systems can be pneumatic or hydraulic. When it comes to cars, a servo pump can be added by using the servo system. Nowadays, almost all cars are equipped with adequate boosters.