Frequently Asked Questions
Brake force distribution
By changing the weight dynamic in relation to the position of the brakes, the front wheels must acquire a higher braking power in order to avoid locking the rear wheels when the brakes are used. When it comes to front-wheel drive vehicles, the front axle of the vehicle is always heavier than the rear axle. This means that the center of gravity is located to the front of the vehicle. In this case, the center of gravity can be balanced by using rear wheel cylinders. This is how the proper distribution of the brake force is achieved. It is important for driving safety to make sure that the brake force is properly distributed. In order to achieve that, the following things are required: an anti-lock braking system that reduces the braking pressure and a valve that blocks that pressure and keeps it on the rear wheels. The valve's blocking becomes useful when a certain hydraulic pressure is reached. The brake pressure regulator equally divides the pressure between the front and rear wheel brakes. When the switching point is reached and the pressure on the front axle increases, the brake pressure regulator helps to balance the overall pressure. Individual brake pressure regulators are similar to the typical brake pressure regulators with the distinction that the first type controls the switching point according to the load status thus preventing the rear axle from locking. This way, the vehicle’s handling is controlled by connecting the axles to the rear of that vehicle.